In her September column of “Butt, Belly, Beak, Bang,” Holly Heyser relates a cautionary tale of her first duck hunt and how it turned bad real fast thanks to an inconsiderate hunter. Please read Holly’s story: http://tinyurl.com/pectshr .
We delve first-hand into the Churchill Method of wingshooting through a two-day clinic with instructor, Don Currie, at the stunning Gilchrist Club — a private 27,000 wooded preserve in Northern Florida. If you want to make wingshooting “look easy,” the Churchill Method is the way to go. But mastering it is the challenge. We show you how with this latest Shotgun Life story at http://tinyurl.com/kmwqjzf .
The Shotshell Professor, Tom Roster, provides scientific evidence on why high-speed shotgun shells exact a penalty in price and recoil that will may you think twice about paying the extra money for them — especially when it comes to waterfowl hunting. Save your shoulder. Save your money. Read Tom’s September column in Shotgun Life before you go duck hunting this year at http://tinyurl.com/orec9ms .
It took 60 years, but Robert Marten found the old 16-gauge, hardware-store, hammer gun originally owned by his father — and brought it home. On Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/pugj2qz.
Think you don’t need a fitting for your shotgun? Don’t be so sure. Get the details in our new Shotgun Life story at http://tinyurl.com/lv2lf4a .
Good Shot Design has expanded from upland tweeds to a new line of eco-friendly shooting gear are spun from fabrics made of recycled materials manufactured with environmentally friendly processes. Get the details on Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/lj5agjm.
Zoli Italy gets super-serious about American shotgunners by forming a joint venture with Norbert Haussmann. Norbert is a veteran of Blaser, Krieghoff and Alamo Sporting Arms. If you won a Zoli or find yourself considering one, this is great news. On Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/pvaqvd8.
In her latest column of Shotgun Wife, Ann Kercheville trades her shotgun for a handgun and proves once and for all that you really don’t want to mess with her (see photo). Ann talks about the virtues of starting with a pro and how she may introduce pistol shooting to her Joshua Creek Ranch. On Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/mbybqre
In the 2nd installment of his Shotgun Life series, shotshell guru Tom Roster focuses on shotgun configurations to help you reduce recoil. You can cut to the chase by reading the 7 rules he provides here: http://www.shotgunlife.com/shotguns/tom-roster/evil-recoil-part-2.html. Avoid bruises like this woman’s after shooting a round of sporting clays with a 12-gauge side by side.
We duck hunt on Nash Buckingham’s home turf of Beaver Dam Lake in Tunica, Miss. and discover that Robert Milner, Jr. has launched a new line of duck-hunting boats and the exclusive Nash Buckingham Rod and Gun Club. And by the way, afterwards there’s all the fried food you can eat for lunch at the famous Blue and White Restaurant. On Shotgun Life at http://tinyurl.com/pa8lqw6.