Phil Burtt, who manages the shooting at England’s Belvoir Castle, was in the US with his boss—Her Grace, the Duchess of Rutland—and presented a tutorial on grouse hunting at Hudson Farm, Griffin & Howe’s shooting preserve in Andover, New Jersey. Mr. Burtt may very well be the best grouse hunter in England and he generously shared his hunting tips. On Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/o3kne53 .
The Blaser F3 shotgun is the “Renegade Genius” of over/unders when it comes to engineering. Now the new CEO of Blaser USA must parlay the gun’s astounding design into a larger audience. Read the story on Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/mozj93t .
Americans won the top spots in the big-money, international sporting clays tournament in Dubai. With a total purse of $735,000 all contestants withstood desert heat, impossibly flat terrain, long targets and jet lag to make sporting clays history. Read the story on Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/pr3vk99 .
Read Tom Keer’s “The Confessions of a Dyed-in-the-Wool Woodcock Hunter” to find out if you got it or not. On Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/qxsoep7.