What About Your Wads? – Question of the Day

As a waterfowl hunter, part of my daily duck season routine includes picking up spent 12-gauge hulls. If we don’t stay on top of it, hundreds, sometimes thousands of them can become scattered across the properties we hunt throughout the course of a season. Unless they’re salvaged, they’re simply rubbish – every one of them […]

Shot Placement: Why You Need to Hunt Spring Turkeys

It’s something I hear on a regular basis: turkey hunting is boring. Naysayers tend to drone on about the dullness of the kill, the small amount of meat and, in some cases, their apparent dislike of shotguns (yes, I’m looking at you). Well, it’s spring turkey season and I’m here to give you a few […]

New from CZ: Supreme Field Shotgun

CZ shotguns are beautiful, perfectly constructed and priced to go. I own two: a 612 ( whose review was deemed too sexual for publishing) and a 712. I haven’t had any interest in acquiring an over-under shotgun. Until now . .. The CZ Supreme Field is a high grade production gun. The stock and forehand […]

Derya Arms MK-12 Bullpup

Throw a stick at SHOT Show and you are sure to hit a Turkish made shotgun. The first stick I threw landed by a Derya Arms MK-12. It’s a bullpup 12-gauge semi-auto shotgun. I must have thrown an ugly stick, cause the MK-12 sure is ugly. That said . . . The IWI Bullpup is […]

3 Tips for Choosing a Duck Hunting Load

As is the case with brass-cased cartridges for personal defense, there will always be, uh, “discussion” about which soft-shell load kills ducks the best. Marketing tactics pushing the newest shot formulas or wad designs will surely tempt even the most seasoned waterfowler. But a 12 gauge cartridge that dropped ducks during the Dust Bowl era […]

Three Ways to Start Preparing for Next Duck Season Now

Duck hunting season has come to an end for most throughout the country and the inability to drop a limit of drakes means the onset of Duck Depression (yes, it’s real) for many. For those of us who practically live to hunt waterfowl, duck season never really ends…it just bleeds into the preparation period for […]

Gun Review: TriStar TT-15 Top Single Trap Shotgun

Trap shooters are an odd lot. While every kind of shooting has its own variations of guns and equipment, trap devotees and their tools seem just a little more out there than most. Whether it’s the glasses, the gear or the extra-long barreled smoothbores, shooting trap is its own animal. So when TriStar announced that […]