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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

Like you, I get lots of emails. I sit down, scratch here and there, crack open the laptop, and find that my Inbox is full of emails. Sometimes they have pics attached. A couple times a year, these pics are of guns like this one: a 12g A.H. Fox HE grade double barrel shotgun . Fox […]

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Next up, a Pulitzer…

Shooting Sportsman just published my first feature-length magazine article in their July edition. It’s about Addieville East Game Farm, Chokebore Kennels, and Robin Hollow Outfitters. I visited them last fall and had a great time at all three. A Sporting Trifecta “Move up there and get ready to shoot,” Jack told me. We were five […]

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Our kind of clothing…

Forget Orvis and L.L. Bean, here’s a line of denim and cotton-duck clothing I can really get behind. It’s called Pointer Brand. The stuff is very old school and 100% made in the USA. The company has been around since 1913 and it looks like a lot of styles have stayed the same the entire time. […]

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Fishing trip, 2011…

My annual trip to the West Branch of the Penobscot River ended last Sunday. We hit the river for landlocked salmon and then struck out to the ponds and streams for brook trout. This year was another great time: great fishing, good times, plenty of grub and beer. It rained hard on us, but it […]

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The 1860s were a decade of upheaval and innovation. As the Civil War raged (1861-65) and the first transcontinental railroad crossed the US (1869), the percussion era in firearms ended. In about a decade, muzzle loading shotguns were replaced by breechloaders and paper cartridges. These breechloaders started out as hammer guns. But by 1871,successful hammerless models […]

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Clean, original American double barrel shotgun are hard to find. That’s why these two side by sides caught my eye. They’re both up at Auctionarms.com and ending at the end of next week. The first is this Parker 12 gauge GHE on a #1 frame. It’s a 1919 gun with a pretty standard configuration: 28″ […]

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You’re going grouse hunting…

Grouse season is the best time of the year. While it’s still 4 months away for me, these videos can give us a little taste of what we have to look forward to come fall.   Timber Harvest Grouse Hunting This first video takes you down south. I think they’re in West Virginian or maybe […]

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Back before I sold my soul to the world of advertising, I aspired to be a real writer. While I was laboring away on short stories and reading small-print literary journals, I came across a short story by a new writer names Rick Bass. After I found figured out that “real writer” means “real poor” […]

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Better off lead??

Lead shot is controversial subject in the world of upland hunting and shotgun shooting. In 1991, the federal government banned the use of lead shot for us in all types of waterfowl hunting. Today,many people thinking that lead shot needs to be banned for all types of bird hunting, from pheasants and quail to grouse. […]

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OK, sorry for the late notice, but I just found out about this auction. Gaudreau’s Auction Company in Dayville , CT, is auctioning off two Parkers double barrel shotguns tomorrow. It looks like they’re both VH grades, one in 12g and the other in 20g. Other than that, I don’t know a thing about them. They do […]

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