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Monthly Archive for October, 2012

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When it comes to bird dogs, different breeds hunt in different ways. This is especially true with Continental and English Pointers. Last weekend when I was out with Bob I had a chance to see these differences in action. Check out these videos to see what a mean. This is my English Pointer, Puck. Check […]

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You can learn a lot from magazines and books. But to really know something, you have to experience it. Bob Foshay has been guiding upland hunters in central Maine for twenty plus years. When it comes to experience with wild birds and bird dogs, he has plenty. A day in the field with Bob is […]

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October is the greatest month of the year. I’m sorry to see another one go. My last day in the field was full of woodcock – 24 in all. I spent the day with friend & Maine Guide Bob Foshay. We hit a string of his picture-perfect covers in central Maine and we were accompanied […]

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Wow – check out this 20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond shotgun that just hit the market. it appears to be in excellent original condition. This side-by-side looks like it’s spectacular original condition. While it’s not cheap ($24,000), that price is pretty fair when you consider how rare and well made it is. Regent Diamonds were the […]

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I’ve seen lots of doubles, from boxlocks and sidelocks, shotguns and rifles, there aren’t a lot of designs I’ve haven’t come across. But I have to say that this double rifle is new to me. Other than British & cool, I have no idea what itis. It’s 100% new to me. If you know more […]

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The 1920s were big times for America, and for American firearms. Over those 10 years, a lot of things changed about both. For guns, two new products came onto and had a significant impact on the market. The first new product was the Super-X shotgun shell. Introduced by the Western Cartridge Company, it was loaded […]

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The story of pointing dogs is full of half truths,  distortions, and outright lies. Craig Koshyk has dedicated thousands of hours separating fact from fiction, and he put it all together in his excellent book Pointing Dogs: Volume One, The Continentals. Here’s the intro: “The French revolution began in 1789. When it was Over 11 […]

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So Puck and I hit the wood on Saturday. The weather was crummy, with fog and mist throughout the day. That being said, we did pretty well. The woodcock are migrating through Maine now and we got into a bunch of them – probably around 20 in all. I shot 3. So even the weather […]

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If you following this blog, you know how much I like Prussian-Lindner-made Charles Daly Side-by-Sides.  The Brits invented the Anson & Deeley boxlock shotgun, but in a lot of ways I think the Prussians and Belgians perfected it. To see what I mean, compare this Charles Daly Diamond Grade and Westley Richards Deluxe droplock. Both side-by-sides […]

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If you’re not going out tomorrow, this preview of Pheasant Forever’s show The Flush will give you a taste of what those folks will experience

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