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Ó Golden Upland Game 2005

 

 

 

 The ringnecked pheasant on the wing is indeed a great sporting challenge. You may be firing quite a few rounds each day. Don’t wreck you body with magnum loads or 3 ½ inch bombs.  A well-placed, nickel or copper plated 5 or 6 shot in 2 ¾ inch 12 gauge or 3 inch 20 gauge will be very adequate.

Orvis strongly recommends the use of break action shotguns for increased firearm safety. Regardless of type of gun used, we expect nothing less than perfect gun handling etiquette. With your safety of highest priority, the guides will enforce this. Except when you are on the drive, guns will be visibly open. Doubles will be broke open, pumps and auto will be open, (if your auto does not remain open, wedge a shotshell in it). At all times guns will be pointed away from any living thing. When carried in the field, guns will be pointed up, never to the side, never to the ground, and never to the rear.

All shots will be taken up, never parallel to the ground or lower. Ground shots are never allowed. Birds on the ground belong to the dogs.

For everyone’s sake, always think and practice gun safety. You will never forget an accidental discharge of a shotgun, and you will have a lifetime of nightmares should that discharge have struck a fellow hunter or dog.