Bird hunters and target shooters alike will have the opportunity to get their hands on the next generation ofBenelli shotguns in 2014, thanks to the impending introduction of the company's new Ethos model. NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent wanted to spend a little more time evaluating the Ethos' field performance—which led him to this waterfowl hunt in Chestertown, Md. Photos by NRA E-Media's Tom Rickwalder.
A proper decoy spread is an important part of the game, and our host was prepared for any situation. Pat "Skip" Skipper's carefully devised system allowed him to carry hundreds upon hundreds of decoys inside his relatively modest trailer.
Six hunters meant a 12-goose limit—which the crew withstood the rain and achieved. Pictured from left to right are: John Zent, Tom Rickwalder, Shawn Skipper, Patrick "Skip" Skipper, Tank the gundog, "Coyote" George and Justin Skipper.