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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2020

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Pine Hill’s Private Luxury

Quail hunting at the speed of life

By Miles DeMott

The Life & Times of David McKay Brown

Britain’s most successful independent gunmaker eyes retirement

By Vic Venters

Where the Wild Quail Are

Seeking adventure in the Arizona desert

By Tom Sternal

Early Warning Geese

Incoming specks in Saskatchewan

By Ralph P. Stuart

Pheasant College

A master class in outwitting roosters

By Dick Donnelly


From the Editor

Looking forward to a new season’s adventures


Poetic praise, cheers for the shorthair, wolf worries, etc.

The Opener

Capturing a memory in the woodcock woods

Game & Gun Gazette

William Powell, Gokey, Women on the Wing, the ultimate shooting brake and more

Gun Review

The Rizzini BR460 EL: a fine-looking—and -performing—clay breaker

By Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Fresh finds for the uplands

By The Editors

To the Point

Bemoaning a closed season on mourning doves

By Tom Huggler


Gear Guide

Giving bedrolls the rest test

By Greg McReynolds


The first rule of shooting: “It has to fit to hit”

By Chris Batha

From The Bench

Repairing a rare Hoffman over/under

By Dewey Vicknair

Shot Talk

A wimp no more: today’s 28 gauge

By Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Flushing-dog trainer and Hall of Fame trialer Jerry Cacchio

By Reid Bryant


The invasive, sporting and tasty Eurasian collared dove

By Clair Kofoed

On the cover: A pair of McKay Brown over/unders, photographed by Terry Allen
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