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Turkey Hunting in My Dreams: Longing and Planning

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry, The Gun Room, Uncategorized by on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Turkey Hunting in My Dreams:  Longing and Planning

For many of my readers and internet friends it seems that wild turkey hunting is an important part of their outdoor lives.  I wish I could say that it were part of mine.  I’ve been in good turkey country a couple of times in my day but either the season was closed, I had other things […]

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Gardening for the Cyber-Squire’s Larder and Table

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Gardening for the Cyber-Squire’s Larder and Table

I took up vegetable gardening about the same time I took up hunting, in early adolescence.  I wasn’t very good at it and there really wasn’t anyone to teach me.  While my father was skilled at growing trees and fruit when it came to tilling the soil his best crop was insects!  I persevered, though, […]

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Grieving

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 13, 2014 3 Comments
Grieving

Scientist, musician, poet, mother and beloved wife, Katherine passed peacefully and without pain December twelfth at about noon with her family around her.  The Sporting Gentry will take a short bereavement leave before returning.  Rest in Peace, my darling.  I hope to see you in Heaven.

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The Best Revenge: Living Well in Spite of it All

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 9, 2014 0 Comments
The Best Revenge:  Living Well in Spite of it All

The Best Revenge?  A reader wrote me saying that he had referred his father to this website.  His dad is diabetic and has been eating a very basic diet because of the condition.  I was horrified!  I, too, am diabetic–the Type II Insulin Resistant sort but my diet (as should be obvious to any reader) […]

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Better Shooting with Keith Coyle

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Better Shooting with Keith Coyle

Better Shooting: READY FOR ACTION! Better shooting being our goal we continue on with the topic of “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect”, seen in last week in The Sporting Gentry, where we have started to look at the basic skills required to create that perfect shot, having established and I hope “practiced” the correct method of […]

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Lobster Cioppino from Southern California

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Lobster Cioppino from Southern California

Lobster cioppino?   Why lobster cioppino?  If you ask any San Franciscan, The City is the home of California’s native fish soup, cioppino. They may be right. Certainly the Portuguese and Italian fishermen who settled there brought their old tradition of dropping any unsold seafood into a pot and cooking it up into something delicious. However, […]

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Class III: The Anchoring Rifle

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Class III:  The Anchoring Rifle

For the professional hunter who has to get his client and his staff out of really bad trouble right now and for the  tourist hunter who wears both a belt and suspenders because he leaves nothing to chance, a Class III rifle is the answer.  Generating between 5500 and 6500 ft. lbs of energy, these various […]

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The Sporting Naturalist

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 31, 2014 0 Comments
The Sporting Naturalist

Naturalist?  Whether or not one shoots or angles, any success beyond dumb luck depends on one’s knowledge of the wild and its inhabitants.  And learning about wildlife, finned, feathered or furred, makes one a naturalist.  I was reminded of this last week when taking the terrier out for a morning walk and saw, to my […]

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Apologies

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Apologies

There is no article today due to a death in the family.  The Sporting Gentry will resume Monday, March 24th.  Thank-you for your understanding. Walter

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Why The Sporting Gentry?

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
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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