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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 […]

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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.

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Here’s one of the holy grails of grouse hunting. This 16 gauge Parker DHE was made on a O-sized frame. Add in its 26″ barrels, and I bet you have a shotgun that weighs 6.5lbs or even less. Unlike VH- or GH-grades, DH-grade Parkers were strictly custom-ordered guns. Like all Parker shotguns, they came in a […]

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Woodcock in the snow…

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Stone walls. Grown-over apple orchards. English setters. If you’re a sucker for all the trappings of traditional grouse hunting, you’ll probably like the classic American shotguns posted here. I’ve called the Fox Sterlingworth the gateway drug of doubles. It has been the first side-by-side for a lot of guys (including me), and it has initiated […]

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Chasing chukars at Addieville …

Lexi and I made it down to Addieville East Game Farm yesterday to chase some chukars along with some friends of this sight. Lexi had never seen a chukar. She’s hasn’t done much hunting in fields, either. So I was a little worried about how she would handle things. She bumped two, but overall, she handled […]

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It finally happened: Yesterday, I killed my first wild bird over Lexi. It was a woodcock, and I shot it after she gave me a nice, solid point. The one I shot turned out to be part of a 3-bird cluster. They were all together in an alder tangle, and after I shot the first […]

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