Author Archives: Reid Bryant

Photos: Green-Up Day at the Sand Pit / Gun Range


Written by: Reid Bryant

A collection of trash, shotgun shells, and broken clays littered the Upper Gravel Pit in Danby, Vermont.
Photos by Dave Morse

In keeping with The Orvis Company’s commitment to conservation, Associates from both Sunderland and Manchester ventured out into the local community last week to celebrate. . .

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Learning to Love a Flushing Dog


Written by: Reid Bryant

JB is such a good flushing dog that he caused the author to rethink his Brittanys-Only policy.
All photos by Scott McEnaney

Now let me start by saying that I’m a dedicated pointing-dog man. All of the hunters I have ever hoped to emulate were pointing dog men, too, and I blame them with for teaching me, in a grandfatherly way, that flushers were for. . .

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A Wingshooting School Within Sight of Chicago


Written by: Reid Bryant

Shooters work on field-style presentations at the McGraw Wildlife Shooting Center.
Photo via orvis.com

One of the common hurdles facing the urban wingshooter is finding a suitable place to shoot. A clays course, preserve, or suitable piece of public land to facilitate shooting often lies hours and miles away from a metro center, making access and opportunity a. . .

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Pick Your Favorite in the 2014 Orvis Turkey Pool for a Chance to Win Serious Hunting Gear!


Written by: Reid Bryant

Scott McEnaney tied with Jordan Smith in last year’s competition.

Turkey time is special here at Orvis. We run out at lunchtime to scout for strutters in the hayfields; diaphragm calls rattle with the loose change in our pockets; and we become tight-lipped about our. . .

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