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Video: Sporting-Clays Tips from Orvis Sandanona Head Instructor James Ross

Written by: Kristen A. Schmitt

Orvis Sandanona instructor James Ross explains the targeting process.
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I didn’t grow up in a family that used guns, but I wanted to learn how to shoot. And I know I’m not alone. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, there has been a 60 percent. . .


Photos: Tyler’s First Grouse with Ginger

Written by: Phil Monahan

Young Tyler Befus has begun what he hopes is a long partnership with Ginger.
Photo by Dave Perkins

Last fall, Scientific Anglers sales manager Brad Befus and his son, Tyler, visited Vermont. While they were here, they hunter with orvis vice chairman Dave Perkins, and Tyler shot his first. . .


Photo: A Flag of Honor

Written by: Phil Monahan

The folks at paul Nelson Farm are pround of this recent gift from a guest.
Photo courtesy Paul Nelson Farm

[Editor's note: The folks at Paul Nelson Farm recently shared with us a very meaningful gift that was presented by a special guest in appreciation for a great hunting adventure.]

This flag was flown on a US Army Chinook helicopter during a Special Operations Command mission. Captain Jason Burton led his crew into a “hot” valley in Helmend Province, Afghanistan. . .