Shotgunner: Reflections on Birds, Guns and Dogs
by Steve Smith
Steve Smith is the author of over a dozen previous titles, including the popular Just Labs, and is one of the best known writers in the outdoor field ... Show synopsis Steve Smith is the author of over a dozen previous titles, including the popular Just Labs, and is one of the best known writers in the outdoor field. He currently edits several national magazines, including Pointing Dog Journal and Retriever Journal. He is also a consummate sportsman and shares his views, opinions, and advice on wingshooting in this volume. The gun section includes coverage of favorite gauges, the complete battery, chokes, double triggers, trigger pulls and flinching, and tips on buying a new or used gun. Steve talks about matching dogs with guns and how to shoot over dogs, among other topics, in the dog section. And he also takes the readers with him to some of his favorite hunting spots near and far, from the grouse covers of the Midwest to the quail fields of the South, and to the Western prairies and Canadian north after ducks and geese. Smith is also an adept humorist who sees the funny side of the hunting life. One of the stories in this section that concerns Steve and his wife discussing the cost of an upcoming wedding vs. the purchase of a Parker gun ranks with some of the best sporting humor in print.