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Joel Penkala is an Upland Bird Hunter and outdoors enthusiast from New Jersey. His love of all things upland has led him to travel and hunt around the United States and fostered his love for double guns and bird dogs. He runs English Setters in his home covers chasing Woodcock, Grouse and Pheasants. When not out in the woods he can be found on the grounds of Hudson Farm, working for Griffin and Howe.

The Stevens 315 Side-by-side Shotgun, History, Cost, and Use

A look back at the Stevens 315 side-by-side shotgun. “It’s just an old Stevens, nothing special,” I said, when asked about the gun. I have to admit, the metal two-gun...

Sora Rail Hunting on a Skiff

Sora rail might be one more reason to start this bird season earlier than usual. Despite its current claim to being the most densely populated state, New Jersey was once a land of...

Parker Shotguns – A Vintage Shotgun History

A look into the famous American classic, the “Old Reliable” Parker Shotguns. Roughly halfway between the coastal town of New Haven, Conn., and the capital of Hartford...

L.C. Smith Shotguns – A Look into the History of Double Guns

Exploring the Shotgun Vintage Manufacturer Famous for their American Side Lock L.C. Smith is easily one of the most recognizable names in the world of American double guns. They...