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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 2017

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Guns of the Year

What’s new in smoothbores for ’17. By Brad Fitzpatrick

Woodcock on the Miramichi

To New Brunswick in pursuit of “balloons”. By Vic Venters

Hemingway’s ‘Lost’ Guns

Cuba’s Finca Vigía gives up its secrets. By Silvio Calabi, Steve Helsley & Roger Sanger

Highland Wings

Flush with birds at Highland Hills Ranch. By Wayne Van Zwoll

Grasslands Pilgrimage

Back to the prairie for chickens & sharptails. By Tom Davis


From the Editor

Casting about on a bird hunt


Sporting guns, the “Father of Sporting Clays,” and more

Game & Gun Gazette

Gordy & Sons, Westley Richards, William Evans and an A1 Special


Helpful hints for choosing a shooting coach. By Chris Batha

Shot Talk

Answers to readers’ questions. By Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Building prey drive in flushers. By ‘Jerry’ Raymond Cacchio

Gun Review

The Stevens 555 Enhanced: flat out a shooter. By Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Top picks from SHOT. By David Draper

To the Point

Why I’ll never be a guide. By Tom Huggler

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