Archive for January, 2014

Gunning Coats

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Gunning Coats

While many of us take our sense of field sport style from the countryside of the UK, in actual fact Italy has nearly twice as many firearms per person as Britain, according to Wikipedia.  And the vast majority of those firearms are shotguns, it being very difficult to own either a rifle or pistol there.  […]

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Game Birds Natalie

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Game Birds Natalie

When I first met Natalie, she was a fifth grader in my elementary school class.  The girl was tall and, at the time, gawky.  She was also very, very smart.  Her father was an ardent bird hunter and he and I hit it off famously from the start.  The family owned an apartment complex out […]

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Why The Sporting Gentry?

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Why The Sporting Gentry?

Hello, I am Walter Matera and this website/blog is my answer to the nagging feeling that somehow I am misplaced in time and space.  A friend once called me an Anglophile and that is true but only for a given value of ‘Anglo’.  An inattentive Fate dropped me in suburban Southern California at the leading […]

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