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Shooting Sportsman, November/December 2018

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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An Italian Innovatin

Beretta’s SL3: almost 500 years in the making

By Greggory Elliott

Cuttin’ Wood

Fast, frantic, fantastic wood ducks

By Phil Bourjaily

A Trainer’s Take

Tom Dokken talks pheasant dogs & more

By Keith R. Crowley

The Stephen Grant Round Action

A ‘best’ O/U for taking ‘tall’ birds

By Vic Venters

Shore-’Nuff Gunning

Hunting scoters and brant on the Eastern Shore

By Ralph Stuart


From the Editor

How not to go deaf in the blind


Loving doves, adding to the mystery and praising snipe

The Opener

A chance at two geese with one shot

Game & Gun Gazette

Eyeworms and quail, Pheasant Dogs, the William Powell Perdix, measuring shotguns and more

Gun Review

The Retay Masai Mara: a very nice inertia semi-auto

By Bruce Buck

Field Gear

A few finds for fowling and beyond

By The Editors

Going Public

Montana’s Open Fields: creating access to upland habitat

By Ed Carroll

Going Places

Blasting & casting with Patagonia River Guides

Dale C. Spartas

To the Point

The never-ending thrill of gunning geese

By Tom Huggler


Great advice for the sporting life

Gear Guide

All-in-one collars for locating & training

By Greg Mcreynolds


Remembering a “proper”-dove-shoot introduction

By Chris Batha

From the Bench

Bringing back a J.D. Dougall hammergun

By Delbert Whitman Jr.

Shot Talk

A bevy of new loads from Kent Cartridge

By Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

The cruel realities of canine cancer

By Marty Grabijas


Getting fired up about prescribed burning

By Miles Demott

On the cover: Yellow Lab and wood duck photographed by Lee Thomas Kjos
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