Shooting Sportsman: Field Gear: Upland Pursuits

"Upland hunters are adventurers. Instead of lying in wait for game, they set out in search of birds. These quests can range from short jaunts to all-day treks. In thick cover or sparse. Sometimes with dogs, other times without. But always there is the pursuit. The following gear can make your journeys afield more pleasurable this season.


For a traditional bird-and-gear carrier with classic good looks, the Tom Beckbe Strap Vest is hard to beat. The vest is made of 8-oz waxed shelter cloth and features two fully lined gusseted front pouches, two interior snap pockets, a generously sized game bag and two water-bottle pockets. Adjustable cotton-webbing shoulder straps are treated to dry quickly and resist mildew, and there are adjustable side straps and an adjustable waistband. The open-back design offers breathability and easy access to the game bag. Colors: Rye Brown (shown) and Blaze Orange. Sizes: Standard and XL. Price: $215. Tom Beckbe,"