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Holland & Holland ‘Royal,’ freshly finished, borrowed for the occasion, and not (quite) disgraced.
Dawns & Departures
One frosty morning in December of 1998, I was standing on a hillside in Wales…
What’s Good for the Goose
A few weeks ago, Old Bob darkened my doorway just before sunrise, looking a lot…
Fitness instructor Jeremy Koerber demonstrating his hip-flexion exercise. It can be varied by number of repetitions or resistance of the flexion band. Facing CRP grass? This is for you.
In most midwestern states, pheasant season will open in about eight weeks (mid-October), which leaves…
Literary pictures of life in the great age of Victorian and Edwardian shooting—fact, fiction, and fantasy.
Oliver & Gladys
It’s time to recommend another book: Olly, by Rupert Godfrey, is “The life and times…
Two Chapuis guns, a 20-gauge side-by-side Chasseur (top) and the 28-gauge Faisan Classic O/U. Two nice guns that could be great guns, with a little TLC.
A Pheasant Surprise
Leave us start with a confession: I was fully prepared to dislike the Chapuis 28-gauge…
The Winchester Model 12 is an object almost of worship among a certain slice of American shotgunners, and it deserves the respect it gets. Wieland doesn’t shoot them particularly well, but that does not make him admire them any the less.
In the course of searching for some answers about some arcane aspect of shotguns, I…
We were accompanied by an excellent photographer who declined a credit. Our scout, Hunter, loading the dogs in the ancient mule wagon.
Sweet Georgia Brown
It ain’t summertime, and the livin’ ain’t particularly easy, but if you’re a quail hunter,…
Long-leaf pine, for which Georgia is famous.
In the Home of the Long-Leaf Pine
Just back from a few days on a plantation outside Thomasville, Georgia, spiritual and actual…
Speckle-bellies steadfastly ignoring our pleas.
For reasons that completely escape me, I have a persistent memory of a cooking show…
Not a bad morning’s take. And after all, how many pheasants can a boy eat? • Photo by Heidi Schaefer
Pheasants (Not Quite) Forever
One of our purposes here at the Gray’s website is to deliver flash reports from…
All young dogs make mistakes in their first season—and learn from them as well. Setting realistic expectations and getting your dog back on track is key.
First Season Expectations
You’ve built up to your pup’s first hunting season—but what should you expect from your…
"Hunting," by Ogden Pleissner (1905–1983) Courtesy of The Sportsman’s Gallery, LTD., Charleston, South Carolina
The Grouse and the Goose
The first bird came on a bright October day in North Dakota, near Scranton. My…
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