Drive is an odd instinct. Some dogs have it. Others don’t. And until you see what a dog with drive acts like, it’s hard to imagine just how bird-obsessed a pointer, setter, or spaniel, lab, or other true hunter can be. Check out this video to see just how wired this spaniel is for one […]
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Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Oct 24th, 2013
OK, so I’m still buried at work. But I saw this Browning pop up and I wanted to get it up for everyone to check out. It’s a 12 gauge Browning BSS Sporter with 28″ barrels. Browning BSS shotguns were made in that period when every American want short barrels. So 98% of the ones […]
Lingo – everything has it. Here’s a good intro some of the basic training terms retriever guys toss around all the time.
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on May 2nd, 2013
When it comes to duck hunting, pumps and autoloaders are the shotguns you’re most likely to share space with in a blind. If you do see a double, it’s probably an O/U working. So if you prefer side-bys-sides, you may think you don’t have any options. Fortunately you do, and this Browning BSS is one […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Apr 19th, 2013
Here’s a side-by-side shotgun that won’t be around for long: an Italian 8 Gauge SxS, Made in 1962. In 1918, the US Federal Government made it illegal for anyone to use an eight gauge shotgun to hunt waterfowl and other federally-listed migratory game birds. Later, many states restricted hunting shotguns to 10 gauge and smaller. […]
If you care about bird hunting and conservation, please read this and take action. Spread the word by passing it on to a friend, too. From yesterday’s New York Times. BTW: I’m posting this in its entirety because I’m not sure if everyone can reach it behind NYT’s paywall. Could the Farm Bill Devastate America’s […]
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 […]
Ha – sorry. I couldn’t help myself with the headline. But here’s some good news about ducks from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its preliminary report today on breeding ducks and habitats, based on surveys conducted in May and early June. Total populations were estimated at […]
Salem is Oregon’s state capital. Located about 50 miles south of Portland, this city of 155,000 people and miles of sprawl was a tiny town 100 years ago. As you would expect, the hunting around there was a lot different back then. Salem sits like a bull’s eye on Oregon’s Willamette Valley–ground zero for the […]