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Shooting Sportsman, May/June 1997

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Pheasants & Fiddleheads

Topics: "MenueL Pheasants i wine, fiddleheads, baked grits and strawberry tart." Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: Rebecca Gray

The Best Shot The World Has Ever Known

Topics: "There is no doubt that Lord Ripon was the best shot of his daya'perhaps of all time. It is astounding to know that his total bag (1867-1923) was 556,813. Of course the count included a couple of rhinos, a smattering of tigers and the odd deer and pig, but the great majority were birds. " Dealer(s):

  • By: Rick Pratt

Canada to Require Non-Toxic Shot

Topics: Canada to require non-toxic shot. Manufacturer(s): "Kwickseal,Redhead,Beretta Gallery,EuroChasse,," Dealer(s): Canada

Shooting Sportsman's Readers & Writers Wingshoots

Topics: This year's Readers & Writers Wingshoots will be held at the Flying B Ranch and the 74 Ranch in Texas. Dealer(s): "Idaho ID,Texas TX"

  • By: Tim Leary

Blame Your Grandfather

Topics: My father taught that filling a game bag isn't what countsa'what counts is that it's filled fair... and with a little style.

  • By: Scott Sullivan

"Jack Rowe, Gunmaker"

Topics: Jack Rowe is a master gunmaker with an enchclopedic knowledge of English guns and the English gun trade. Dealer(s): "England,Enid, Oklahoma OK"

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Changing Speed Changes Everything

Topics: "Lead is forward allowance. A matter of directing shot not to where the target is, but rather to where it will bea'when the shot catches up."

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The Watch

Topics: Time stands still for no onea'not even grouse hunters. Dog Type(s): Grouse

  • By: Ted Nelson

German Gun Collectors Association Proposed

Topics: Dietrich Apel has launched a drive to start a German Gun Collectors Association. Manufacturer(s): "Kwickseal,Redhead,Beretta Gallery,EuroChasse,," Dealer(s): Canada

Beretta Introduces New Side-By-Side

Topics: Beretta has come out with a new side-by-sidea'the 470 Silver Hawk. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): 470 Silver Hawk

  • By: Vic Venters

Winchester's New Low Recoil Low Noise Loads

Topics: Dietrich Apel has launched a drive to start a German Gun Collectors Association. Manufacturer(s): "Kwickseal,Redhead,Beretta Gallery,EuroChasse,," Dealer(s): Canada

Fun in Flooded Timber

Topics: Over the next 20 minutes it was non-stop action. Ducks came and went like air traffic over O'Hare. Breed(s): Labrador Retriever Dealer(s): Maryland MD Dog Type(s): Blue-winged Teal Duck

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Plaguing the Gunsmith

Topics: Anecdote about having a gunstock bent.

  • By: Steve Smith

The Trouble with Geese

Topics: Controlling hunting pressure is really the only management strategy available for the Atlantic Flyway's migrant Canadas. Dog Type(s): Canada Goose

  • By: Will Ryan

New Jersey Blacks & Brants

Topics: "Brant hunting is not volume shooting, but the experience is certainly enjoyable." Dealer(s): "Cape May New Jersey,NJ" Dog Type(s): Brant Black Duck

  • By: Gary Kramer

Just A Dog

Topics: "Two important rules of dog training. First, start with good genetics and second, remember that a dog is just a dog. " Breed(s): English Setter

  • By: George Hickox

Hallowell & Co.

Topics: "Photo essay of the Hallowell & Co. gun room in Greenwich, Ct. " Dealer(s): Greenwich Connecticut CT Gamebird(s): ".410,12 " Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Abbiatico & Salvinelli (Famars) Francotte, Auguste Purdey Sauer & Sohn (J.P. Sauer) Piotti Franchi Fox, A.H." Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "Jorema 800

  • By: Bill Buckley


Topics: Often the main function of an easy-opening system is to help cock the locks.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

The Road To Lustre

Topics: Geese on the Hi-Line (US Highway 2) prove you can go home again. Dealer(s): Montana MT Dog Type(s): Canada Goose

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr

A Fond Adieu

Topics: "Is the field of sporting writing better today than it was in the 50's or 60's? Yes and no.,Stephen Bodio leave the column with a list of his favorite sporting books. Included in this list: Blood Sport by Bob Jones, Chuck Fergus's A Rough Shooting Dog, Field Days by Charley Waterman, Equinox

  • By: Stephen Bodio

Der Rottweil Paragon

Topics: "The paragon uses a modular approach. It can become a clays gun, a skeet gun or a trap gun. " Gunmaker Craftsmen: Rottweil Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Paragon Sporter

  • By: Vic Venters

It's Got to be Perfect

Topics: It's Got to be Perfect... The George Digweed Story by Richard Rawlingson is a book about clays shooting that doesn't follow the predictable outline of most other books on the subject.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Vegas Sizzled!

Topics: Overview of several new products seen at the SHOT Show in Los Vegas. Manufacturer(s): "Kwickseal,Redhead,Beretta Gallery,EuroChasse,,"

  • By: Laurie Morrow

Warm-up Gear

Topics: "Gear Reviewed: Cap, dog boot, all-day vest, bird bag and custom outdoor clothing from Tiemann's." Manufacturer(s): "L.L. Bean,Scott's Dog Supply,Quilomen Company,Dogs Unlimited,Tiemann's"

  • By: Tim Leary

Mind Over Method

Topics: "In Steve Middledithc's method, you don't really see lead. "

  • By: Barry G. Davis

It's Not All Roses

Topics: The major writes of his trip to Mexico.

  • By: Galen Winter

Making Sense of the Superposed

Topics: A top-to-bottom look at John Browning's last legacya'the superposed. Dealer(s): Leige Belgium Gunmaker Craftsmen: Browning Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Superposed

  • By: Ned Schwing


From the Editor

Topics: "Editorial: Opening in post as Book Reviewer, George Hickox takes over as contributor for Hunting Dogs Department and invitation to attend Readers & Writers Wingshoots."

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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