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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2005

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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A Good Day in the Bald Eagle Valley

Of good-enough guns and hunting like the old days

  • By: Charles Fergus

Wild Wing Bobwhites

Kentucky quail with a difference

  • By: Larry Brown

The Best Finish Last

New 'best' guns from English finisher/gunmaker D.H. Sinnerton

  • By: Vic Venters

Highland Adventure

In north-central Oregon, where Conestoga wagons once traversed arid, inhospitable terrain, a warm welcome now awaits wingshooters at Highland Hills Ranch. Host-owners Dennis and Sandy Macnab have created an oasis of cultivated meadows and wilderness canyons abundant with game. Bird hunting

  • Photography by: Hakan Stenlund

Driven Days with the Royal Habsburgs

To the Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary for classic driven pheasants

  • By: Gary Kramer

My Blue(bill) Heaven

Divers & geese in central Alberta

  • By: Chad Mason

The Pump

America's shotguns & history repeating

  • By: John M. Taylor

Pheasants on the Fringe

Wild cacklers at the edge of the world

  • By: Tom Reed

Downsizing to Suit

A Galazan M-21 .410 scaled to size

  • By: Maj. Gen. James McCoskey


From the Editor

I'm a bit bleary-eyed as I write this, and my hands and legs are scratched and swollen. My house is in complete disarray, and I know it will be some time before any semblance of order returns to my life. Funny thing is, I couldn't be happier, because the cause of this upset is the most recent addition

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Quail Conservation Thank you for the kind words about the quail plantations and Tall Timbers in your "From the Editor" column (July/August). I greatly appreciate your thoughts and good wishes. More important, though, thanks again for supporting quail conservation efforts through Vic Venters' articles

Guest Gun

Keeping Good Company

  • By: Jim McLennan

Fine Guns Raise Funds at GMC X

The 10th Gold Medal Concours d'Elegance of Fine Guns, proudly presented by the NRA, will take place at The Vintage Cup at Orvis Sandanona on September 24. Along with a considerable array of high-interest, collectible or historic guns to be publicly displayed and judged, the Concours has added a new benefit:

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Field Test

"Shotgun-Insight": Patterning made easier-and smarter

  • By: Bruce Buck

Wingshooting News

Here Be Dragons

  • By: Douglas Tate

Vintage Cup 2005

It's a small thing, really, The Vintage Cup. And, no, not the engraved trophy cup, but the whole event-the 31/2 days of fun and (hopefully) sun every September

  • By: Ed Carroll

Fine Gunmaking

Evolution of the Sidelock, Part IV

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes



  • By: Michael McIntosh

Shot Talk

Steel Shot for Clays

  • By: Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Knowing Your Dog

  • By: George Hickox

Gun Review

Kimber Valier

  • By: Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Canine Considerations

  • By: Tom Huggler

Book Review

Short Reports

  • By: Charles Fergus


The twisting tale of the modern era of Ithaca Gun Co. may be entering its final chapter-and it looks to be one in which investors seek the protection of bankruptcy court. In late June news began trickling out among shotgunners on the Internet and through local New York media that Ithaca's phones and

  • By: Ed Carroll

The Major

Read the Warning Signs

  • By: Galen Winter


Sage Grouse Blues

  • By: Tom Reed

Going Places

Leen's Lodge

  • By: Richard Raymond
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