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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 2020

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Gun Guide 2020

The year’s new offerings in smoothbores

By Brad Fitzpatrick

Preserving Memories

Enjoying the sporting life at The Preserve

By Gregg Elliott

Chasing ‘Devils’

Lonely, desolate, daunting chukar hunting

By Scott Linden

The Triumph in an Empty Freezer

A fresh approach to harvested game

By Reid Bryant


From the Editor

Looking ahead in a time of crisis


Praise for Mary Howley and her Candlewood Kennels

The Opener

An appreciative pause in Patagonia

Game & Gun Gazette

Favorite Gundogs, E.J. Churchill, restoring bobwhites, new books, KAMO and more

Gun Review

The Fausti DEA Sport: a side-by-side for clays

By Bruce Buck

Field Gear

New gear to try this year

By The Editors

Going Public

Wisconsin’s Milford Hills Hunt Club

By Reid Bryant

To the Point

Taking advantage of the summer lull

By Tom Huggler


Gear Guide

Shouldering strap vests

By Ralph Stuart


Prepping for the season to prevent poor performance

By Chris Batha

From The Bench

The causes and remedies for a gun that is “loose”

By Delbert Whitman Jr.

Shot Talk

What TSS is and isn’t based on ballistics

By Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

What to do—and not to do—if your dog gets caught in a trap

By Tom Davis


Preventing prairie chickens from going the way of passenger pigeons

By E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

On the cover: The rewards of chasing chukars photographed by Brian Grossenbacher.
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