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– George Hickox
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– George Hickox
www.shootingsportsman.com – From upland gunning and waterfowling to sporting clays, Shooting Sportsman celebrates all that is good about wingshooting: its traditions and the people who keep them alive, the birds and the bird dogs, and the exciting places to visit along the way—be they around the corner or around the world. It also honors the craftsmanship inherent in every fine shotgun, with stories about the best American, British and Continental gunmakers, engravers and custom gunsmiths.
www.vettacgroup.com Every dog owner needs to know how to perform emergency procedures that may arise. Hunters are often far from a veterinarian. The knowledge of canine emergency care in order to keep the dog alive until the dog can be put into the hands of a veterinarian is the responsibility of all owners. VTG offers seminars for clubs, organizations, and individuals seeking to educate dog owners on practical emergency measures.