If you’ve never pushed through thick brush chasing grouse and woodcock, this video really captures the experience. My friend Lisa Savard (with whom I went to middle school back in the day) guides a hunter, following her Brittanys, Dee, Jack, and Puyear. The woods near Pittsburg, New Hampshirewhere Lisa’s Lopstick Lodge is locatedare unforgiving, as you’ll see. From thick brush to water hazards to. . .Read More
Many shooters I have worked with recently have had problems with consistency. Many of these problems can be easily corrected by paying attention to your set up or pre-shot routine. Here are some tips to remember for proper set up and improved shooting.Read More
Product testing can be tough work, involving long days in the field, sometimes in awful weather conditions. But not always. Here’s an example of Orvis’s Tyler Atkins testing out a new model of duck blind at the Orvis HQ in Vermont. According to Tyler, “The zipper door made for quick access to myRead More
Next weekend, September 15th and 16th, is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle at the Orvis Game Fair and Country Sporting Weekend at Sandanona in Millbrook, New York. Located just a short drive north of New York City, just off the Taconic Parkway, Sandanona in autumn is the perfect place in the perfect time of year to enjoy the beautiful and historic. . .Read More
As my last post made clear, I’m ready for summer to be over, because fall in Vermont is my favorite season. Today I ran across a bunch of photos by my friend Tim Bronson from last December.
I was heading out on a lunchtime grouse hunt, and he offered to come along and shoot some photos. I happen to have borrowed an Orvis Uplander over/under from Gun Room Manager John Rano and had a new. . .Read More
After spending a half hour outside under the the blazing August sun, I thought about how I can’t wait until fall. That made me think of hunting season, of course, and my desire to do more duck hunting. When I got back to my desk, I found this great video, which captures the glory of a frigid morning spent crouched among the reeds, waiting for flights with the dog at your side. Only a few months now. . .Read More
Here’s a great episode of the TV show “The World of Beretta,” featuring actor Gerald McRaney and NASCAR driver Ward Burton shooting quail at Longleaf Plantation in Mississippi. There’s a good focus on the conservation end of the equation, as well, but I really enjoy watching the dogs go on point. And Longleaf looks like some spectacular Deep South countryside.Read More
I stumbled on this wonderful pheasant-hunting video today. I don’t know anything about it, but I watched it twice in a row it’s so good. Enjoy! Only a few more months until bird season!Read More
The hunting off-season is a great time to have your gun serviced. Whether you are the “send it back to the factory” type or you have access to a competent gunsmith, now is the time to have your favorite firearm(s) cleaned, repaired, and altered. Gunsmiths are usually not as busy, so turnaround time will be shorter. Knowing that your shotgun is in. . .
People throw around the term “Dream Team” all the time, but the members don’t always live up to the billing. Next month, however, Sandanona Shooting Grounds will host the shotgunning equivalent of the 1992 Olympic Basketball team for the 7th Annual Shotgun Classic. Six of the greatest shooting instructors in the game today will come together for. . .Read More