A couple Saturdays ago, the latest addition to our team arrived. Meet out new pointer pup: Striking Elhew Sky. Sky’s out of Superior Pointers. She’s half-sister to Lexi by the father. We’re thrilled to have her, and I’m more excited than ever to have another bird dog for this fall.
Tag Archive 'hunting'
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Apr 12th, 2016
Here’s a deal on a great, all around upland shotgun. Browning introduced the Citori in 1973. Made in Japan, it was a simplified version of Browning’s already famous Superposed shotguns (which were made for them in Belgium). Browning Citori Superlight 20ga Over Under Shotgun: This gun is an early Browning Citori Superlight 20 ga with 26″ barrels […]
Warmer weather has come early to New England, and Lexi and I have been out taking advantage of it. Here are some shots from the weekend.
Lexi and I headed out last Friday afternoon to see if we could find some woodcock. The little guys are migrating north now, and I’ve heard they’re as far up Massachusetts and even into Maine. We had had warm weather most of last week with a couple days in the 60s, but on Thursday temps […]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Mar 6th, 2016
Symes & Wright, London, Best Quality 20 bore Sidelock Purdey-style OU Shotgun: 28″ barrels, stippled solid rib, 2-34″ chambers choked improved cylinder and modified (.009/.016). Based on a Purdey-Woodward patent, the finely sculpted rounded bar action is engraved in the finest rose and scroll with vivid case colors. Single trigger. Highly figured French walnut pistol […]
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Mar 5th, 2016
Paul Fuller of Bird Dogs Afield just posted this great interview with legendary pointer breeder and field trialer Ferrell Miller. If you’re into bird dogs, you should make time to watch the whole thing. And if you don’t know much about Pointers, this short video is a nice introduction to the breed. It also features […]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Mar 4th, 2016
Joseph Manton was one of the finest gunmakers of the 19th century and one of the most influential gunmakers in British history. His work set the standard and the course for the 180+ years of Best quality gunmaking that came after him. A handful of men who worked for Manton– including James Purdey, Thomas Boss and William Greener–followed his […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Jan 22nd, 2016
Like grouse hunting? Then you’ll really like these short films. They’re part of the Project Upland Film: Bird Hunting Film Series a ” film initiative to help promote the future of upland bird hunting and the non-profit The Ruffed Grouse Society.” Check them out now. The Experience: Follow veteran Grouse hunter and New Hampshire native […]
If you spent much time with hunting dogs, you’ve probably wondered about their noses. A recent piece called BIRD DOGS, SCENT AND FINDING BIRDS from the Pheasants Forever blog gave some insights into scent and into how dogs process it. It’s short, but talks about: The Scent Cloud Temperature & Moisture Hot Spots Dog’s Health Bird Identity […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Dec 23rd, 2015
There’s killing and there’s hunting: One takes a life, the other makes our lives more meaningful, while giving us the opportunity to show respect and admiration for the game we pursue and the world we all inhabit. This video does a nice job of capturing hunting and what makes it so special.