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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 1996

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Topics: Seeing that covert takes the author down memory lane.

  • By: Ed Gray

Fostering Faults

Topics: "A good number of common performance flaws seen in gun dogs are due to human, not canine, error. Fostering faults can occur in ways not obvious to the owner. "

  • By: John Falk

Upland Offerings

Topics: "Tim reviews: upland and clay shooting apparel from Columbia Sportswear, the Front Loading Hunting shirt from Lewis Creek, Double Tins field chaps from C.C. Filson, the Wheeled Safari Duffel travel gun case from Boyt, and fish/fowl shears from Normark." Manufacturer(s): "Normark,C.C. Filson,Lewis

  • By: Tim Leary

September Sun

Topics: Dove hunting in Mississippi on opening day. Dealer(s): Mississippi MS Dog Type(s): Dove

  • By: Rusty Ward

The Yips

Topics: "The target's thrown, the gun comes up, the lead looks right, the intellect says fire and nothing happens. Flinching is a disconnect between the subconscious command center and the muscles and nerves in your hand."

  • By: Barry G. Davis

The Bill Hanus Birdgun

Topics: "Bill Haus noticed an unfilled niche in the affordable smallbore side-by-side market. The Birdgun, built by Ugartechea, was the answer." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ugartechea Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "Birdgun,Classic"

  • By: Vic Venters

Each Year Is Seven

  • By: Corey Ford
  • and Laurie Morrow

Buying Used: Part II

Topics: "Almost any gun can be repaired or even restored to like-new condition, but know what you're buying and pay accordingly. How to check the action, hinge, triggers, ejectors and stock."

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The American Friends of the Game Conservancy

Topics: "Cartridge manufacturer Eley began the I.C.I. Game research Station (now the Game Conservancy) to promote the study of game rearing techniques, the relationship between agriculture and forestry, the feeding habits of game and disease control." Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain"

  • By: Tony Jackson

Another Way to Read a Gun Ad

Topics: Humorous take on classified gun ad.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Season Openers

Topics: "Books reviewed: Dancers in the Sunset Sky: The Musings of a Bird Hunter by Robert F. Jones, The Art of Wildlife Cooking by Eileen Clarke and Sil Strung, A Breed Apart: A Tribute to the Hunting Dogs That Own Our Souls by Doug Traux, The Longwalkers by Jerry A. Lewis."

  • By: Stephen Bodio

Getting Older

Topics: Shooting is a sport that can continue to be enjoyed as one gets older. Here are some tips that will help.

  • By: Steve Smith

Mr. Beesley's Action: Mr. Purdey's Gun

Topics: Purdey know full well that the hammerless gun was the thing of the future. Purdey obtained exclusive rights to manufacture the Beesley action for the 14-year life of the patent. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Purdey Beesley

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Duck Hunting's Blind Side

Topics: Photo Essay: Arkansas duck hunting. Dealer(s): Arkansas AR Dog Type(s): Mallard

  • By: David Sams

Game Bag

Topics: "The Game Bag contains three articles: (1) Order of Edwardian Gunners aka The Vintagers, (2) the Innotk Command Model 800 remote dog training tool, (3) Holland & Holland's New York City address and (4) Polywad expands their line of shells."

  • By: Laurie Morrow

That's Life

  • By: Galen Winter

"Scoters, Southern Style"

Topics: Sea ducks know only two speeds: fast and faster. Dealer(s): "North Carolina NC," Dog Type(s): Scoter Old-Squaw

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Birds that Beg to be Shot (at)

Topics: Snipe hunting in Alaska. Dealer(s): Alaska AK Dog Type(s): Snipe

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Fanatic Finishes

Topics: Americans are fanatics for fine wood finishes. Discussion of gunstock finishes.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

These Guys Shot Better Than You

Topics: "Rundown of firsts: first to shoot a gun, most grouse shot over dogs, best shot, etc."

  • By: Laurie Morrow

High Birds in Spanish Skies

Topics: "Red-legs, red wine and red-letter days. Jack Jansma's first organized partridge hunting trip to Spain." Dealer(s): "Chinch-n, Spain," Dog Type(s): Red-legged Partridge

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Pheasant Ridge

Topics: Virginia Mallon's Pheasant Ridge Hunting and Conservation Club offers tower-style pheasant shooting weekends in the fall. Dealer(s): "New York NY,Greenwich, NY" Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: Laurie Morrow

Prairie Pleasures

Topics: "Hunting sharp-tails and prairie chickens in South Dakota. Tips helpful when hunting these species. Also, an indepth discussion on the habitat and population of these gamebirds in the U.S.A. " Dealer(s): South Dakota SD Dog Type(s): Sharp-tailed Grouse Prairie Chicken

  • By: Tom Huggler

Flip Happens

Topics: "In a side-by-side, gas-pressure force comming straight back pushes the barrels away from the action face. Downflip of the barrels causes them to lift at the breech-end. "

  • By: Michael McIntosh
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