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My Best Friend Always Wears a Fur Coat
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by Don Webster, NOVEMBER 12, 2017



Like many waterfowlers, I’ve been around hunting dogs as long as I can remember. More than likely, when I came home from the hospital as a newborn, there was a hunting dog of some sort riding with me and my mother in the back of my grandfather’s 38 Plymouth sedan. The first hair to grace my bald, infant scalp was...
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Let Them Shoot 20 GA. Guns
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by Don Webster, NOVEMBER 1, 2017



On occasion, during the advance of old age, practicality and common sense meet up with reality. No doubt about it. It's a beautiful thing. During my 74 years, I've covered countless fields, hills, dales, bogs, and marshes for over five decades with a scattergun. I might argue that with  age and experience, I have earned the credibility of a tenured, silver-haired,...
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Alaskan Duck Hunt
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by Don Webster, OCTOBER 20, 2017



My son, Cody, and I recently went on a duck hunt to Alaska. We flew out of Sacramento, California on October 1st and landed in Anchorage, Alaska, where we rented a car and drove north for 45 minutes to Wasilla, the town where our guide, Mike Robinson, was waiting for us. Posted along the highway were large signs warning of the...
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John M. Browning
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by Don Webster, JUNE 12, 2017



One has to wonder how differently the history of not only America, but the entire world would have been if John Moses Browning (January 23, 1855 – November 26, 1926) had not been born.  Browning was not a degreed engineer, but he is, to date, the greatest firearms designer who has ever lived. Consider this: had Browning done nothing but the M1911 pistol,...
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Are Ducks In Heaven?
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by Don Webster, APRIL 19, 2017



Author’s Note: Inevitably, this time of year causes me to reminisce about the many great experiences I've had in the outdoors, many of which were spent in the marshes with friends. I'd like to share a chapter from my book, "Bury Me In My Waders" - An Old Duck Hunter Recalls His Fowl Past.] The first time I ran into Dudley...
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The Mudhen King
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by Don Webster, APRIL 14, 2017



There has been a time or two during my life when having some knowledge and experience with the outdoor world has come in handy. Especially job handy. As in monetarily handy. I remember one such occasion almost as if it happened yesterday. To say that the story is totally unique is, well, perhaps an exaggeration, but maybe not. I'll let...
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