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Shooting Sportsman, March/April 2005

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Virtual Hunting

The designer experience v. the real thing

  • By: William G. Tapply

Migrating to Mexico

Hopping the border for ducks & doves

  • By: Jameson Parker

Walnut of the World

A hard look at the stuff stocks are made of

  • By: Clair Kofoed

'Member - Joe Knapp Club'

Researching the provenance of a unique Super-Fox

  • By: J.E. Fender
  • and David Trevallion

In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

PAGE 56: Kenya. Land of storied safaris and African dreams. Big-game hunting was banned there three decades ago. But no one said anything about the birds... PAGE 58: About 100 miles south of Nairobi, in the Olgulalui region of Maasailand, there's a wingshooting safari beyond compare. On a private ranch

  • Photography by: Gary Kramer

The Spice of Life

Canadas, snows & specks -- all from the same box of shells

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr


From the Editor

In early January I was in the backyard with my 5-year-old, Nick, field-testing his new Red Ryder. It was wonderful to see the serious look on his face as he handled the gun, cocked and loaded it, took careful aim, tried to control his breathing and the waving barrel, and finally squeezed the trigger

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


A Fudged Photo? One of the things I enjoy about Shooting Sportsman is the quality of the photography. Consequently, I was disappointed to see a cover photo (Nov/Dec) that I am fairly certain is an amateurish digital manipulation in which a photograph of flaring geese was superimposed over an image of

Wingshooting News

Southern Side-by-Side Championship Returns Bill Kempffer, the founder of the only known double-gun gathering with an authentic Southern-style pig-pickin', expects that this year's sixth annual event will continue to grow. The Southern Side-by-Side Championship & Exhibition will return to Deep River Sporting

Shoots & Tours '05

Readers & Writers Adventures, which is what we call the gunning junkets we put together for friends of SSM, got off to a hot start this year (our 11th of these adventures, by the way). Our first event-a classic three-day, Dixie-style quail hunt at Rio Piedra Plantation, in Georgia, in February-sold out

  • By: Silvio Calabi


Baubles, Bangles & Beads

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Fine Gunmaking

Evolution of the Sidelock, Part I

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Hunting Dogs

Environmental Problems

  • By: George Hickox

Gun Review

Merkel 2116 ELC O/U 16/20 Combo

  • By: Bruce Buck

Field Gear

This & That

  • By: Tom Huggler

Book Review

An Eclectic Collection

  • By: Charles Fergus


Terry Wallace, a well-known engraver from Vallejo, California, died suddenly last September at the age of 66. He left behind his wife, Betty, two children and a grandchild. Wallace is remembered fondly by his many clients and fellow craftsmen, and a memorial display was to be exhibited at his usual spot

  • By: Ed Carroll

Guns of the Concours

"The Untouchables' Browning

  • By: Roger Sanger
  • and Steve Helsley

The Major

Dog's Best Friend

  • By: Galen Winter
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