Upland Nation

Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream magazine’s shotgun guru

August 8, 2019

Field & Stream magazine’s shotgun columnist Phil Bourjaily knows shotguns and shotgunning. He tests them all, hunts a lot, and on top of everything else is starting a new pup. Answering listener Randy Fusi’s question, he offers us tips on what to look for when shopping for a used gun, affordable side-by-sides, talks hunting strategy and where birds hang out, Labs vs, pointing breeds, and insights into his literary family.

Phil is living the dream – or nightmare – of a young dog and suggests some ways to survive puppyhood. He has strong opinions on how to start a beginner, shares his upland experience in Uruguay and Iowa and helps listener Brian Lee Wynn with his son’s gun-fit problem … or is it?

All this plus a free public hunting spot, a trivia question and a prize ... and none of that stuff that gets in the way of learning more about how to be a better hunter, shooter, and dog owner!