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Shooting Sportsman, May/June 2018

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Making Sense of Setters

A few solid points about (English) setters

By Tom Davis

Sharptails Through the Season

Early & late hunting for Montana’s prairie grouse

By E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

Boxall & Edmiston

Bespoke guns blending technology & handwork

By Douglas Tate

Peruvian Pursuits

High & low ’fowling in western South America

By Gary Kramer

Seasons of Snipe

In pursuit of a favorite gamebird

By Worth Mathewson


From the Editor

Remembering great days with gundogs


Cover considerations and accidental discharges

The Opener

Catching Air: an athletic attempt to fetch a pheasant

Game & Gun Gazette

Kids & Clays, a close call, the growth of youth shooting, etc.

Gun Review

A Giulio Bernardelli 28-gauge hammergun

By Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Thinking ahead for hunting dogs

By The Editors

Going Public

To Wisconsin’s county forests for grouse & woodcock

By Tom Davis

Going Public

Chasing quail at Georgia’s Fishing Creek Farms

By Roger Catchpole

To the Point

The nightmare of losing your dog

By Tom Huggler


Great advice for the sporting life

Gear Guide

Portable kennels to protect your pup

By Ralph Stuart

The Gun Rack

An over/under made for ’fowling

By Ralph Stuart


The right way to clean your smoothbore

By Chris Batha

From the Bench

The ACGG’s 2017 project gun

By Dennis Earl Smith

Shot Talk

An overview of 1-oz, 28-gauge loads

By Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Tips for conditioning your canine

By Jessie Richards


Exploring the American Prairie Reserve

By Joe Healy

On the cover: “Chap,” a handsome tri-color setter. By Dale C. Spartas

Additional photos: Courtesy of Giulio Bernardelli; Brodie Calef

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