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Friday, May 1, 2015

Holly and the Ninja - a column for Shotgun Life

No two ways about it: Staring down the wrong end of a shotgun barrel is creepy as hell. Find out why I was doing that in my latest column for Shotgun Life.

© Holly A. Heyser 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A lesson in duck identification - a column for Shotgun Life

I've heard some people say you have no business hunting ducks if you can't accurately identify the species you're shooting at every single time.

Obviously that's ideal, but it's not very real-world. I've hunted with plenty of seasoned veterans who weren't sure exactly what species it was - was it a gadwall or a hen wigeon that just zipped through the spread in the pre-dawn light? But they knew it was a duck, and they knew it wasn't a duck they couldn't shoot, e.g. a pintail if they'd already gotten their limit.

I think that's OK. But I've learned that not being too sure has its risks, as you'll see in my latest column for Shotgun Life.

© Holly A. Heyser 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vegetarians hunting: a column for Shotgun Life

So, these three vegetarians went hunting at a super-awesome duck club... Click here to read more in my latest column for Shotgun Life.

© Holly A. Heyser 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The coolest jump shooting ever - a column for Shotgun Life

Ever have one of those hunts where something so awesome happens that it leaves you dazed and grinning for days? I did, and here's what went down.

© Holly A. Heyser 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

About women duck hunters - a column for Shotgun Life

Happy New Year, everyone!

I had a couple things happen last year during duck hunts that got me thinking about the state of women duck hunters. You can check out my Shotgun Life column about it here, and I'd be very interested to here your thoughts, either in comments on the column (it uses a Facebook interface) or back here.

I didn't address the causes of the issues I wrote about, so I'd love to hear your thoughts on that topic. Or if you think I'm completely full of B.S. on the topic, you're welcome to say that as well.

© Holly A. Heyser 2015