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Field Notes: Duck Gun: Checking Shotgun Fit

Phil Bourjaily shows us a simple technique to determine if your shotgun fits correctly.

DU TV Duck Gun: Gun repairs in the field

Phil Bourjaily, shotgun columnist for DU magazine, explains a few essential tools you should have with you to make minor gun repairs in the field.

Perfect Your Gun Mount at Home

Practice makes perfect when it comes to improving your shotgunning skills. But simply repeating bad habits at a clay target range during the off-season doesn't help. The key to becoming a better wingshot is to work on proper shooting form.

Shotgunning: Shot Size Selection

A range of shot sizes will work for any bird. In fact, on the sides of ammo boxes there are little charts that offer different size recommendations. The following advice will help you narrow down those choices to pick the best size for your specific hunting needs.

Shotgunning: Five Shooting Tips for Waterfowlers

We all have days in the field that we wish we could do over. Like many shotgunners, I had honed my skills by standing up and shooting at going-away targets thrown from a trap at my feet. This was great practice for upland hunting, but it didn't help me learn the techniques I eventually had to master to consistently shoot ducks and geese. Following are five essential wingshooting skills that all waterfowlers should master.

Black Cloud® FS Steel® High Velocity

As a natural extension of the popular Black Cloud® waterfowl line, Black Cloud High Velocity pumps up the speed and lethal performance for hunters everywhere.

Remington Model 887™ Shotgun Recall

Products: Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.

Shotgunning: Taking Two

When the subject of shooting doubles arises, I'm always reminded of a friend who shot a Canada goose out of a flock passing over a Saskatchewan wheat field. He was swinging on another bird when the first one fell on his head, knocking him flat. Here's a quick course on the art and science of taking doubles on waterfowl. (By Phil Bourjaily)

DU TV Duck Gun Tip: Why We Miss

Phil Bourjaily, shotgun columnist for DU magazine, counts down the top five reasons duck hunters miss.

Shotgunning: Snow Goose Guns

Choosing the right shotgun can increase your harvest during the conservation order. By Phil Bourjaily.

High-Tech Duck Guns

A roundup of the latest models and design innovations from leading shotgun makers. By Phil Bourjaily.

Shotgunning: Buying Used Guns

Here's a checklist of things to look over when buying a secondhand gun.

Better Waterfowling Tip - DU TV - Pattern your Waterfowl Gun

Patterning your waterfowl gun, you may notice different loads perform better than others. Do this before you miss your first opportunity.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Don't look down the barrel

Having problems hitting decoying birds? Here's a few tips that might help you improve your shooting. Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools demonstrates why shotgunners shouldn't look down the barrel, nor at the bead.

NSSF Shooting Tips: Shooting Methods

Gil Ash, OSP Shooting School breaks down the three main shooting methods. Understanding these methods, and how to incorporate them in the duck blind may make you a better shooter.

Shooting: Three Pointers from a Pro

The reality of waterfowl hunting is that everyone misses. Being able to overcome a miss involves confidence and a fundamental understanding of each shot.

Aaron Fraser Pass Remembered

Aaron Fraser Pass, who lost his battle with cancer in early April, left a rich legacy of fine writing and useful advice on topics pertaining to sporting arms and ammunition.

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