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Reflected Dog

Tex takes a swim in a Texas stock pond during our annual dove hunt. The still morning gave us a pool of glass, reflecting a very happy puppy.

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Happy 4th of July!

May God continue to bless our great country!

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American flag and cross in Aspen, Colorado.

We hope you all have a wonderful 4th!

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Colt Single Action Army

Here is Colt’s iconic Single Action Army.  In production for one hundred and forty-two years, it is still made by Colt and still made in the USA. Nothing feels quite like it in hand, solid and superbly built. We love the click, click, click, click when you cock it. You should have one. This one is in .45 Long Colt, which is a pretty mild round and very fun to shoot.

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H&R Topper M48

This is an old Harrington and Richardson Arms Co. model Topper M48. I used this while on west Texas dove hunts many years ago.  It’s most likely the first shotgun that I ever fired.

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Remington 1100

America’s work horse shotgun since 1963. Wikipedia says this is the best selling auto-loading shotgun in U.S. history, with over 4 million produced. My dad bought this 1100 skeet gun in the mid 1970’s. It is an excellent dove gun and not a bad specimen at 40 years old!

 

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Old North Dakota Farm Truck

Sitting with the other detritus of long gone lives on a North Dakota farm is this lonely pick up truck.

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Pheasant Hunting in Regent, ND

Regent, North Dakota is a favorite pheasant hunting destination. We hunt with Cannonball Company who always does a terrific job. Pheasant numbers were down this year, as they are everywhere, but there were plenty of birds to go around.

Here is an amazing pheasant sculpture just outside of town. These are huge, the cock’s legs are probably 12 feet tall.

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Sweet Sixteen Auto-5

There are two classic repeaters that we love; the Winchester Model 12 and the Browning Auto-5. Here is a late 1950’s minty Sweet 16. It is a gem.

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Windmills on the Great Plains

Ubiquitous  on the western landscape of the bird hunter is the lonely windmill. These were silent witness to hunts in Texas, Colorado and North Dakota.

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Parker VH

Here is a Parker Bros. 12 gauge VH grade shotgun. Made in 1928, this gun has 2 sets of 28″ barrels and sports decent stock dimensions (14 1/2″ LOP, 1 1/2″ DAC, 2 1/8″ DAH).  Enjoy the clean lines of this American classic.

 

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North Dakota Schoolin’

North Dakota is our state of choice for pheasant hunting. The wonderfully desolate landscape is dotted with remnants of past lives – abandoned homesteads, equipment and my favorite . . . old school houses.

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