Whether you see gunning just as a necessary part of putting that
bird on the table, or instead as a challenging and rewarding pursuit
in and of itself, there are many things to know and love about shotguns.
Unlike a beloved bird dog, a shotgun is something that can be handed
down through many generations of hunters. There are few objects in life
that can exhibit the combination of utility, history, and craftsman's art
that are found in a fine shotgun. Even a modestly priced modern gun, used over the
years, reflects the personality and tells the hunting stories of its
owner. Follow topics in this area for a discussion of shotgun styles, uses,
tips, and even legal issues.
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