Upland bird hunting has an essence to it that's difficult to describe. It's a different ballgame than most any other fall hunting experience, and creates an addiction that's not easy to kick, even long after you've left the field. Our Digital Managing Editor, Shawn Skipper, had his first taste of a true pheasant hunt earlier this fall while traveling with Browning and Winchester. You can get an inside look at his hunt with the photos embedded above.
Gallery: South Dakota Pheasants with Winchester and Browning
Review: Trijicon Specialized Reflex Optic (SRO)
With an old bull in spitting distance and his target bull still hidden, Brad Fenson needed a combination of precision and situational awareness to keep life and limb together, much less take his trophy. For this, the Trijicon SRO2 came in clutch. Read on for his full experiences with the optic.
First Look: Kent Cartridge Fasteel+ Shotshells
Kent Cartridge has introduced Fasteel+, a hard-hitting shotshell line for waterfowlers.
Hardware: Smith & Wesson Model 350 X-Frame
A revolver chambered for the 350 Legend, the Model 350 X-Frame is a dream for both handgun hunters and those who live in straight-wall-only states. With a seven-round cylinder, this surprisingly soft shooter is field-ready right out of the box.
First Look: Blaser R8 Ultimate Carbon Rifle
Blaser Group adds to its carbon series with the introduction of the Blaser R8 Ultimate Carbon bolt-action rifle.
Legacy Sports Adds Citadel Trakr Yote Rifle
Based on a coyote fur design, the Yote pattern makes an attractive addition to the Citadel Trakr series whether out chasing coyotes or plinking on the range.
Finns and My Father
A chance to follow in his father’s footsteps on a moose hunt in Finland proved to be irresistible to the author, who may never have become a gunwriter without his father’s pioneering trip 33 years ago.