Thursday , September 21 2017

More Shotgun Reviews

The Perfect Shotgun for Dove Hunting

The beauty of a dove gun is, it can be almost anything. Your dove gun can be your dress up gun, or a family heirloom that you shoot once a year. It can be your main hunting gun because you want to sharpen up for “serious” seasons later on, or …

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Gun Test: Beretta 690 Field 1 Shotgun

Just as summer turns to fall, I knew the day would arrive for Beretta to roll out a scaled-down version of its 690 Field I series of shotguns. And as much as I enjoy summer, and have enjoyed shooting the 12-gauge 690, I’ve been looking forward to the 20-gauge version …

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18 Old-School Hunting Tips for Today’s Outdoorsmen

Each month for 35 years, H.G. “Tap” Tapply shared serious hunting and fishing know-how in his wildly popular Field & Stream column, “Tap’s Tips.” His encyclopedic knowledge covered all things outdoors, but here, we’ve compiled 18 of his greatest hunting tips, first published in the ’60s and ’70s. Though old …

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Ask Petzal: Buffalo Plaid? Red or Green?

David E. Petzal answers your questions about guns, shooting, hunting, and life. Got a question for our rifles editor? Send it to askpetzal@fieldandstream.com. We cannot guarantee polite answers to all questions. Q: Buffalo plaid? Red or green? —Kevin Collins, Concord, N.H. A: Never. Neither. It marks you as one of …

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How to Find Duck Honey Holes After Opening Day

It’s opening day on Management Area X. The boats and the blinds are thick, but so are the birds. It’s a good hunt for everyone. Day two dawns, and the crowd’s still there on Area X, but the ducks didn’t get the memo. While there’s a stray here and there, …

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Four Shotgunning Tips From a Former Olympian

At a time when many 23-year-olds were graduating from college, Allen Treadwell was training for the Olympics. It was 2004, and as a competitive skeet shooter, the Missouri native had already set two national skeet-shooting records, been named the Missouri athlete of the year, and placed high in three skeet …

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When to Aim, and How Much

“Aim” is a bad word when it comes to shotgunning. Shooting a shotgun like a rifle and drawing a bead on a target pulls your eye off the bird and onto the gun, which then stops, and makes you shoot behind. Or so I have always believed and said. I …

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5 Problems with Your Duck Decoy Spread, and How to Fix Them

If ducks approach your spread and then suddenly flare off in different directions, I can almost guarantee there’s something wrong with your hide. But when ducks approach your setup and then give you the cold shoulder, buzz by out of range, or set their wings for the wrong spot—and it …

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