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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2018

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Sharptails of the Badlands

Hard-earned ‘chickens’ in North Dakota

By Tom Davis

Fausti Turns 70

Celebrating a gunmaking milestone

By Silvio Calabi

By-Coastal Pheasants

V1 Ranch offers upland hunting near the Pacific

By Gary Kramer

An Engraver of ‘Bests’

The mysterious Purdey engraver Aristide Barré

By Douglas Tate

Mountain Trifecta

Up-and-down hunting for the Northwest’s ‘forgotten’ grouse

By E. Donnall Thomas Jr.


From the Editor

An invitation to explore our digital efforts


More celebrations of setters and a gun-cleaning question

The Opener

A rare opportunity at a wide-open woodcock

Game & Gun Gazette

Purdey’s new Trigger Plate gun, West Nile Virus, Gordy & Sons brush pants and more

Gun Review

The Fabarm Elos D2: one beautifully balanced shooter

By Bruce Buck

Field Gear

A selection that serves in the uplands

By The Editors

Going Public

Minnesota’s Walk-In Access program

By Greg Hoch

Going Places

Something for everyone at Alabama’s Pursell Farms

Miles Demott

To the Point

The great debate: pointing dog or flusher?

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: A ruffed grouse photographed by Jim McCann
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