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  1. Sign Up for the Plantation Back-Roads Red Hills Rover Rally at the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival For the 2nd year, Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival hosts a back-road plantation driving experience. Bring your favorite off-road classic and start your morning off with a drive through some of the historic and private plantations around America’s quail capital, Thomasville, Georgia. Event Details: Sunday, November 12, 2017 starting at 10:00 am Location: Exact Starting Point TBD | End at Pebble Hill Plantation Thomasville, Georgia Admission: $75/vehicle (2 passengers), $25/extra passenger Purchase tickets at http://www.pwaf.org/red-hills-rover-rally/ Source
  2. Mike Dickerson tells all in his ” Guide of California’s Triple-Threat Quail.” On Shotgun Life at https://goo.gl/EH2mg3 A Guide to California’s Triple-Threat Quail The Golden State may not have a reputation as a top destination for hunters, but it’s home to half of the quail species found in the U.S. Source
  3. Open Line Mallard Duck Hunt next Saturday, Nov. 4th at 9AM. No minimum number of shooters to join. Reserve your peg by calling 830-537-5090! Open Line Mallard Duck Hunt next Saturday, Nov. 4th at 9AM. No minimum number of shooters to join. Reserve your peg by calling 830-537-5090! Source
  4. At the Vendue Hotel in Charleston SC. It has a new art exhibit “Dogs vs. Cats.” So here’s an oil for us dog lovers. Source
  5. Started today shooting a pair of 20-gauge Purdey hammer guns at Griffin & Howe’s spectacular Hudson Farm sporting clays course followed by some fun competitions shooting a Krieghoff K-80 Parcours. Won a Purdey hip flask in one game. Short ribs for dinner and 12-year-old scotch afterwards. Here’s some photos. Source
  6. Arrived at Griffin & Howe’s Hudson Farm just in to shoot a beautiful 20-gauge Purdey Sporter as the Purdey folks participated in a marketing photo shoot. Here’s some pictures. Tomorrow is the Hudson Farm inaugural Fall Shoot in conjunction with Purdey and Casa de Campo. Source
  7. In part 6 of our series about Italy’s gunmaking region Gardone Val Trompia, we visit the most radical and mind-blowing engraver: Creative Art. See their extraordinary artistry on Shotgun Life at https://goo.gl/JjG5HL Shotgun Life in Gardone Val Trompia: Part 6, Creative Art Engravers In late March and early April of 2017, Shotgun Life visited the legendary Gardone Val Trompia in the province of Brescia, which is the heart of Italy’s shotgun manufacturing. We spent time with shotgun makers Perazzi, Beretta, FAIR and F. illi Poli as well as master engravers Stephano Pedretti, Crea… Source
  8. Shot the most extreme sporting clays today at Fowler Farms in Hot Springs, NC. Twisty, slopey trails cut into the mountains with very challenging targets. 45 min. from Asheville via serpentine route 63 over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Don’t miss it. Source
  9. Steve Toomey shot the Blaser USA F3 with 28-gauge barrels: “I’d buy that gun in a minute. I loved that gun.” Get the full story on Shotgun Life at https://goo.gl/vQUkWX Peer Review: The Blaser F3 28-Gauge Over/Under Written by Irwin Greenstein with the opinions of Stephen Biello, Debbie Clay, Barry Goff, Sr., Brad Landseadel, Elizabeth Lanier, Joe Notarfrancesco , Vero Ricci, Steve Toomey, Kent Witters, Carolinn Poucher Woody Source
  10. Heads Up! Negrini just announced it’s lightest shotgun case ever called the Ultra-Compact Sporter. It weighs just 6½ lbs. Good for SxS and O/U barrels up to 34″ and of course airline approved. Negrini is offering an introductory 10% discount. Details at https://goo.gl/Gj5QV1 Source
  11. Art After Dark- Presented by Synovus

    Shotgun Life supports the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival in our hometown of Thomasville, Georgia. New Event!!! Art After Dark guests may join our Underwriters at 8:30 to enjoy the fine art show preview followed by an evening under the Oaks to dance with Blues Factor, enjoy late night bites with Bueller Frye while shopping the Scout Plantation Market plus live paintings. Details at https://goo.gl/jHjd8X Art After Dark- Presented by Synovus Art After Dark – New Event!!! Art After Dark, presented by Synovus, is a new opportunity for guests to enjoy the allure of the Fine Arts Show Preview Party evening without an Underwriter package. Art After Dark guests may join our Underwriters at 8:30 to enjoy the fine art show preview followed by a… Source
  12. The Quest of McKenna Quinn to Make the Perfect Upland Shirt for Women. On Shotgun Life at https://goo.gl/DFVFZW Source
  13. Dove Seasons Opens This Fri. Visit www.johsuacreek.com Source
  14. Shotgun Life in Gardone Val Trompia: Part 3, Fratelli Poli Armi. Brothers Antonio & Tiziano Poli hand-make the Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel Plantation shotguns. We went behind the scenes in their old-world operation. On Shotgun Life at https://goo.gl/tcTsg4 Shotgun Life in Gardone Val Trompia: Part 3, Fratelli Poli Armi In late March and early April of 2017, Shotgun Life visited the legendary Gardone Val Trompia in the province of Brescia, which is the heart of Italy’s shotgun manufacturing. We spent time with shotgun makers Perazzi, Beretta, FAIR and F. illi Poli as well as master engravers Stephano Pedretti, Crea… Source
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