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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

Here’s something you like to see outside one of your grouse covers. Those are some plump looking birds. I think they’re feeding on Rowan, aka mountain ash berries. At first I thought it was Winterberry, but the berries are in clusters made me change my mind. Any botanists out there?

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A Classic New England Covert….

I’m back from my week of hunting up in Maine and I have a bunch of pictures to share and tales to tell.┬áPuck and I hit a lot of different covers, everything from the classic apple tree and stone wall stuff to old logging cut overs. It was quite a range. First up are some […]

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Now that’s some pheasants….

Well, I’m back from the 2011 pheasant opener in South Dakota. I had a great time and we saw shot plenty of birds. It took my crew 2 hours to limit out on both Saturday and Sunday. With almost a dozen shooters both days, that’s a lot of birds. I’m back up in Maine now, […]

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The 2 7/8″ 10 gauge is a load lost to time. Back in the late 19th century, it was the most popular load in this country and lots of American double barrel shotguns were made to shoot it. But as powders improved and shooting styles changes, more and more hunters swapped their 10s for 12s. […]

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The upland hunting season in Maine started on October 1st. But due to the crummy weather, my first day chasing grouse and woodcock was this past Saturday – 10/8. It was hot out all day – above 80 degrees at the peak – and the leaves were still up and very green. It looked like […]

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The hammer dropped today at Julias on this stunning Boss O/U. When the action stopped, one hand was up and the bid was $165,000! With the 15% premium, that means the new owner of this spectacular double barrel shotgun will write a check for about $190,000. I saw this over-and-under shotgun at Julia’s preview on […]

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Ducks on opening day…

October 1st finally arrived! Hunting season in Maine started yesterday and I was up at 4:30am to kick off the season. It was pouring rain and dark when I headed north, and the wet weather stayed with us throughout the day. My girl hates the rain – so this was bad for grouse and woodcock […]

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Post-1913 L.C. Smiths Field grades are the Rodney Dangerfields of the double barrel shotgun world. They get no respect. The disdain many people have for these guns isn’t fair, though. Many of them are nice hunting guns, and even though some of them have problems with cracking behind the lockplates, many of them are fine. […]

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