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The Soviet Union isn’t the first country that comes up when you mention fine shotguns to people. It isn’t the last, either. In fact, it doesn’t come up at all. That’s because very few people know that the Soviet Union made fine shotguns. Starting in the 1950s, the USSR began building a Soviet-made shotgun for […]

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If you read this post from yesterday, you know that you’re paying for a federal program that’s having a devastating impact on pheasants and other animals  across the midwest. The federal Crop Insurance Program encourages farmers to plant land they used to set aside for conservation, and as more acreage goes under the plow, there […]

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Here’s a great deal in a small bore O/U. These doubles were made by Battista Rizzini for L.L. Bean, and they’re a lot of gun for the money. This one looks unfired. 28g L.L. Bean / Sigarms Over-Under Shotgun: Price: $1,999.99 Gauge 28 gauge Metal Condition Near new in box Stock Dimensions 14 5/8″ LOP. […]

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If you read my post South Dakota is Dying, you know habit loss is leading to decline in pheasants and other wildlife species throughout the state. But here’s something you may not know:  Crop Insurance Programs are behind some of this habitat loss. And who pays for these Crop Insurance Programs? You, me, and anyone […]

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Bill Ballin used to be the resident trainer at Grouse Ridge Kennels in Oxford, NY. So when it comes to good grouse & woodcock dogs, he knows what he’s talking about. Today, Bill trains and handles dogs at his own operation – High Grass Hill Kennels – and he has these pups available from RU CH. […]

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I don’t remember anything unusual about South Dakota’s 2007 pheasant opener- blue skies, great dogs, memories made with family & friends, and hundred and hundreds of wild pheasants. But even though I didn’t know it, 2007 was a turning point for the state. In that year, the amount of land set aside by South Dakota […]

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You probably don’t know it, but Miroku is one of the largest gun makers in the world. For many years, this Japanese company made Charles Daly over unders. Since 1973 they’ve made Browning’s Citori O/U shotguns, and today they also make firearms under the Winchester brand and under their own name. The company has also […]

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If you read my post South Dakota is Dying and would like find out more about what’s happening in South Dakota, I suggest you read this excellent five-part series in the Capital Journal in Pierre, SD. It outlines what’s at stake, what’s changing across the state, and what may lie ahead for pheasant and other […]

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Renato Telo 28 ga. O/U, ejectors, 28 ” barrels: Feature a machine checkered solid rib, 2-3/4″ chambers, choked strong modified and improved modified (.017/.025). This little gun was sent to Ken Eyster, who is the master of chokes and patterns, for a complete efficiency treatment. Extensive testing and patterning have made this 28 extremely effective […]

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Thank you to everyone who checked out my post South Dakota is Dying. It’s a sad story, but here’s the first step in doing something about it: Learn more about just what’s happening in SD and how this is hurting pheasants and all wild animal populations. The Capital Journal in Pierre, SD, published an excellent […]

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