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Shooting Sportsman, May/June 2003

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"SKB Doubles, Part II"

Topics: "The second of two parts on the history of SKB imports here, the company's full line of double barrel shotguns and a description of the manufacturing process." Gunmaker Craftsmen: SKB Miroku Ithaca

Rizzini USA Launched

Topics: Announcement of new importer for B. Rizzini guns run by Rich Cole in Maine. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Rizzini, Battista"

"Gunfitting for Smallbores, Part 1"

Topics: The different techniques that help fit sub-gauge SxSs to shooters for greatest advantage.

But If You Carry a Shotgun They Think You're OK

Topics: A Guest Gun feature reminiscing on a sporting life afield.

Trekking with Dogs

Topics: "Traveling safely with dogs requires the right equipment; dog boxes, trailers and accessories for trucks and SUVs used for dog transport."

Second Chances

Topics: "Hunting woodcock in northern Georgia, observations on the different habitats and behaviors of woodcock in the South compared to the North." Breed(s): English Setter Brittany Dog Type(s): American Woodcock Ruffed Grouse

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Catching It On Camera

Topics: A few simple tips for better photographs from the field.

"Stock Bending, Part 1"

Topics: The hows and whys of stock bending.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

For Charity's Sake

Topics: "Charity shoots offer a positive public image of the sport and are generally casual, open events that attract the competitive and the fun-only shooters."

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Hail the Dickson

Topics: "A profile and history of the firm John Dickson & Son, with description of their round-action guns and their evolution." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Dickson

Low-Budget Pheasants

Topics: "A humorous account of a S. Dakota pheasant hunt to a place unknown, which turns out to be worth every bit of its cheap price but provides excecllent hunting." Dealer(s): South Dakota Dog Type(s): Pheasant

Little Skeeters

Topics: "Sidebar to gun review, describing Little Skeeters chamber inserts, gauge reduction." Manufacturer(s): Little Skeeters

  • By: Bruce Buck

"Robert F. Jones, 1934-2002"

Topics: "Remembering one of sporting's literary legends, Bob Jones."

Dances with Sharptails

Topics: "Watching sharptail grouse mating rituals at the Benton lake Wildlife Refuge, Montana." Dog Type(s): Sharp-tailed Grouse

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Travel sources

Topics: "Sidebar to travel with dogs article, listing manufacturers and retailers of travel gear and their contact information."

In Chukar Country

Topics: Photo essay of chukar hunting in the mountains of the West. Breed(s): English Setter English Pointer

Dogs & More Dogs

Topics: "Reviews of "Encyclopedia of North American Sporting Dogs," "Hunting Dogs: A Photographic Tribute," "Season's Belle," "Bird Dog: The Instinctive Training Method," and "Gun Dog Breeds: A Guide to Spaniels, Retrievers and pointing Dogs.","

Annie Oakley's Parker

Topics: "A history of Annie Oakley's career, especially as it relates to her use and ownership of Parker shotguns." Gamebird(s): 16 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros. Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): G-Grade

The Grulla 217RB

Topics: "Gun review of the Grull 217RB, with an H&H style action rounded like a Boss." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Grulla Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): 217RB

  • By: Bruce Buck

"Exorcism by Skeet, Part 2"

Topics: Second of two parts on using skeet as practice for better field techniques.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Tumbleweed Lodge

Topics: "A wintry trip to Tumbleweed Lodge in Harrold, South Dakota." Breed(s): Labrador Retriever English Setter Dealer(s): South Dakota Dog Type(s): Pheasant

Cooking Up Your Dog's Dinner

Topics: The manufacture of dog food and the nutriotion science that goes into formulating the feed and sourcing the ingredients. Manufacturer(s): Purina

  • By: George Hickox


Topics: The Major is trapped in an uncomfortable social setting with health freaks.

  • By: Galen Winter

Donald L. Shrum (1946-2003)

Topics: "Obituary of Donald Shrum of Cape Outfitters, Cape Girardeau, Missouri." Manufacturer(s): Cape Outfitters

  • By: Vic Venters

A Year of Firsts

Topics: It takes an uncommon approach to start a bird dog right; training goals for the first year.

From Training to Travel

Topics: Gear review of dog-handling and training products. Manufacturer(s): "Dogtra,Coyote Company Leather,Horst Co.,Highway Products,Deerskin Mfg.,"

  • By: Tim Leary


From The Editor

Going to the dogs, final farewells, & Vic-less in Camden

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Topics: "Feedback on SKBs, commercialism and elitism."


Topics: "Record decoy auction price, Heckler & Koch sold, Remington expands 16 ga. offerings, HeviShot declared non-toxic, German Gun Collectors." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Heckler & Koch Remington

  • By: Vic Venters
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