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Monthly Archive for September, 2013

In the UK, bird hunting is called shooting, and much of this “shooting” is done driven style. Take a look at this quick video from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation to see how driven pheasant shooting is done…

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Alderfer Auction Co. in Hatfield, PA, is having a big firearms auction on September 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST. Here are few of the double barrels in the sale that caught my eye. Ithaca Grade 2 side by side double barrel shotgun: 12 ga. 30″ bbls. 2-3/4″ shells. Full chokes. SN 183829. Blued finish on […]

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JOSEPH MANTON 16 BORE PERCUSSION BALL & SHOTGUN. 16 bore, 32″ twist steel barrels, stepped at 22 1/2″ from the muzzle and intended for ball as well as shot. The barrel legend reads “JOSEPH MANTON & SON, 6 HOLLES STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE, LONDON”. Serial number 10651 and listed in the Manton book with a full […]

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The Ithaca Gun Co. used to be one of the biggest gunmakers in America. Up until the WW2, they turned out more SxS shotguns than any other maker in this country. The Flues model double was the company biggest seller. From 1908 to 1926,¬† Ithaca made 223,000 of them (Parker made 95,000 side-by-sides in the […]

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Here’s a double a lot of guys are looking for – and for good reason. Fox Sterlingworths are great American doubles. Finding one in 20g with this much condition, 28″ barrels and ejectors is tough to do. If you like the looks of it, get on it now. It’s online and the auction ends 9/15/13 […]

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Texas used to be the last stronghold of wild bobwhite quail – especially the western part of the start. Unfortunately, it looks like the bird’s numbers are falling there just like they’re falling throughout the US. Sporting Classic Daily posted this video about one group trying to turn things around for Gentleman Bob. Operation Idiopathic […]

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Do you love the idea of ordering a bespoke shotgun? A lot of people do. But there can be a downside to a having a shotgun custom made just for you: After all your anticipating and money spent, what you specified on paper may not be what arrives at your door. That’s one reason I […]

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Shooting live pigeons used to be a big sport in the United States. After the Civil War and up until around 1900, top competitors like Captain A.H. Bogardus and J.A.R. Elliott traveled around the country, shot in front of huge crowds, and won thousands of dollars. E.C. Griffith was another one of these top shots, […]

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Todd Agnew is a well known dog trainer who works with top-notch Springer Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels. At his Craney Hill Kennel, he has worked with hundreds of gundogs and trained a number of them to world-class levels. In his recent post CONDITIONING‚ĶIT IS MORE THAN JUST FINDING MORE BIRDS, he talks about getting hunting […]

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Is your hunting dog overweight?

Everybody knows that obesity is problem in Americans. It turns out that it’s not just a problem people. Our pets are fat, too. Check out this infographic to learn more. This “Is Your Pet Overweight?” visualization was brought to you by PetSafe.

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