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Phil Bourjaily

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Shotgunning: Timeless Tools

Shotgunning: Timeless Tools

Tips for enjoying waterfowling with a classic shotgun

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Shotgunning: Shooting from Blinds

Shotgunning: Shooting from Blinds

How to quickly and safely make the transition from hiding to shooting

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Shotgunning: Tips for the Timber

Shotgunning: Tips for the Timber

Essential knowledge for hunters heading to the flooded woods

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Five Perfect Setups

Five Perfect Setups

You can't miss with these deadly decoy spreads designed for classic waterfowl habitats

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Modern Classics

Modern Classics

DU’s Gun of the Year program has been going strong for half a century. Here’s a look at some of the most memorable shotguns in the collection

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Shotgunning: Going Light

Shotgunning: Going Light

New nontoxic loads have made 20- and 28-gauge shotguns increasingly popular among waterfowlers

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Shotgunning: Preseason Workout

Shotgunning: Preseason Workout

Shoot better this season by getting your body and mind in shape now

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2023 New Guns and Gear: Shotguns

2023 New Guns and Gear: Shotguns

Start your new season off with a bang with this year's selection of shotguns for waterfowlers

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Shotgunning: Double Guns for Ducks and Geese

Shotgunning: Double Guns for Ducks and Geese

Some modern over/unders and side-by-sides are made with waterfowlers in mind

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Shotgunning: Have Gun, Will Travel

Shotgunning: Have Gun, Will Travel

Pro tips and hacks for road-tripping waterfowlers

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Shotgunning: The Beretta Story

Shotgunning: The Beretta Story

The legendary Italian gun maker has been producing high-quality firearms for nearly 500 years

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Shotgunning: Next Generation Shotshells

Shotgunning: Next Generation Shotshells

Some of the NEWEST nontoxic waterfowl loads rival or exceed the performance of lead

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Early-Season Spreads

Early-Season Spreads

Set up for success with these specialized decoy strategies for the first hunts of fall

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Shotgunning: Early Birds

Shotgunning: Early Birds

Dove hunting is the perfect tune-up for waterfowl season

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The Belgian Brownings

The Belgian Brownings

Many waterfowlers consider these classic shotguns to be among the finest firearms ever employed in a duck blind

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Off to a Good Start

Off to a Good Start

Get off to a good start in waterfowl hunting with expert shooting tips. Improve your skills and increase success in the field.

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The Case for a 10-Gauge

The Case for a 10-Gauge

The popularity of these big-bore shotguns has waned, but they continue to fill a niche

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The High Overhead Shot

The High Overhead Shot

Good technique and plenty of practice can help you master this wingshooting challenge

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Wood Duck Shooting

Wood Duck Shooting

Connecting with these colorful aerial acrobats is one of wingshooting's toughest challenges

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Hands On Shooting

Hands On Shooting

Your eyes find the target and guide your hands to it; the gun just goes along for the ride

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Is One Enough?

Is One Enough?

Some of us are one-gun hunters; others like to have more options in their waterfowling arsenal

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The Late Show

The Late Show

Four experts explain why the end of the season can be the best time to hunt Canada geese, and how you can make the most of it

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The Physics of Shotgunning

The Physics of Shotgunning

How Einstein and Newton can help you squeeze the most performance out of your scattergun

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Shotgunning: Distance Learning

Shotgunning: Distance Learning

Accurately estimating distance and knowing your effective range is crucial to being an ethical hunter

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Shotgunning: Famous Foxes

Shotgunning: Famous Foxes

These legendary shotguns evoke the spirit of waterfowling in the early 20th century

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The Specialists

The Specialists

When does a passion for a particular duck become an obsession? Four fanatical waterfowlers share their stories and species-specific strategies.

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Shotgunning: The Churchill Method

Shotgunning: The Churchill Method

This instinctive shooting style might be the key to improving your success in the duck blind

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Shotgunning: Retrievers and Guns

Shotgunning: Retrievers and Guns

How to keep your dog and your hunting partners safe in the blind

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Shotgunning: Timing Is Everything

Shotgunning: Timing Is Everything

Make the most of the last few moments before you pull the trigger

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Shotgunning: High-Performance Duck Guns

Shotgunning: High-Performance Duck Guns

Thanks to advancements in technology, today’s waterfowl guns are more effective and dependable than ever

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Battling the Elements

Battling the Elements

Keep your shotgun functioning in even the worst weather conditions

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Don't Miss!

Don't Miss!

To correct the most common shotgunning mistakes, learn to stop thinking and let your eyes and hands take over

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Shotgunning: Ducks over Decoys

Shotgunning: Ducks over Decoys

Be ready when the moment of truth arrives

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Shotgunning: Gun Buying Tips for Waterfowlers

Shotgunning: Gun Buying Tips for Waterfowlers

Whether you’re looking for a new or used shotgun, here’s how to get the most for your money

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20 Off-Season Shooting Tips

20 Off-Season Shooting Tips

Prepare for next season with these pointers on guns, ammo, and shooting techniques

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Shotgunning: Breaking Bad Habits

Shotgunning: Breaking Bad Habits

Follow these five tips to fix any flaws in your shooting form before opening day

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