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CRO LETTERS TO GUNS fIRE THE FINEST IN THE FIREARMS FIELD SINCE 1955 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thomas von Rosen, CEO; Thomas Hollander, Randy Moldé, Marjorie Young Editor Jeff John Managing Editorial Assistant Stephanie Jarrell Editorial Assistant Mckenzie Whitmer Art Director/Staff Photographer Joseph R. Novelozo Art Assistant Jennifer Lewis Advertising Sales Director Anita Carson Advertising Sales Assistant Dana Hatfield Production Manager Linda Peterson Website Manager Lorinda Massey Promotions Coordinator Elizabeth O’Neill GUNS Magazine® welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit all published letters for clarity and length. Due to the volume of mail, we are unable to individually answer your letters or e-mail. In sending a letter to GUNS Magazine, you agree to provide Publisher’s Development Corp. such copyright as is required for publishing and redistributing the contents of your letter in any format. Send your letters to Crossfire, GUNS Magazine, 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128; www.gunsmagazine.com; e-mail: ed@gunsmagazine.com PUBLISHER Roy Huntington Illegal to hunt With Circuit Judge In the April 2011 issue of GUNS Magazine, author Holt Bodinson talks about his ability to shoot a limit of doves with the Rossi Circuit Judge. The “Circuit Judge” is a .45 Long Colt/.410 shotshell revolver-type rifle. If you look at the pictures in the article, it shows the 5-shot cylinder fitted with a removable plastic “plug” so the hunter can “comply with the game laws.” We have reviewed the article with folks in the Migratory Bird Management program. It appears that the plug can be removed without disassembling the gun. Disassembling is a key component to our regulations in 20.21(b) on what hunting methods are illegal. Since you can remove the plug without disassembling the firearm, the Migratory Bird Management Office has advised us that this gun should be deemed as illegal to use to take migratory birds. Our regulations state that no persons shall take migratory game birds: 20.21(b) With a shotgun of any description capable of holding more than three shells, unless it is plugged with a 1-piece filler, incapable of removal without disassembling the gun, so its total capacity does not exceed three shells. However, this restriction does not apply during: (1) A light-goose-only season (greater and lesser snow geese and Ross’ geese) when all other waterfowl and crane hunting seasons, excluding falconry, are closed. (2) A Canada goose only season when all other waterfowl and crane hunting seasons, excluding falconry, are closed in the Atlantic, Central and Mississippi Flyway portions of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, as set forth below: (i) During the period of September 1 to September 15, when approved in the annual regulatory schedule in subpart K of this part; and (ii) During the period of September 16 to September 30, when approved in the annual regulatory schedule in subpart K of this part. Kevin Garlick Special Agent in Charge Office of Law Enforcement U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service CONTRIBUTING EDITORS FIELD EDITORS John Taffin, Holt Bodinson, Dave Anderson, Clint Smith, Massad Ayoob, Mike “Duke” Venturino Sam Fadala, David Codrea, John Morrison, Glen Zediker, John Sheehan, Jacob Gottfredson, Mike Cumpston, John Barsness, Dave Douglas FMG PUBLICATIONS shootingindustry.com Publisher & Editor: Russ Thurman Advertising: Delano Amaguin, 888.732.6461 email: delano@shootingindustry.com americancopmagazine.com Editor: Suzi Huntington Advertising: Denny Fallon, 800.426.4470 email: denny@americancopmagazine.com americanhandgunner.com Publisher & Editor: Roy Huntington Advertising: Steve Evatt, 800.533.7988 email: steve@americanhandgunner.com gunsmagazine.com Editor: Jeff John Advertising: Andrew Oram, 866.903.1199 email: andrew@gunsmagazine.com fmgpublications.com Editor: Sammy Reese Advertising: Scott McGregor, 800.553.7780 email: scott@gunsmagazine.com TEL: 888.651.7566, FAX 858.605.0205 tracy@fmgpublications.com NATIONAL ADVERTISING: 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128, TEL: 866.972.4545, FAX 858.605.0211, anita@shootingindustry.com “Special Event” Camo Tell John Taffin I’m pulling for him; get well ASAP. It gave me the willies the first time I saw a picture of him with a semi-automatic in his hands instead of a sixgun. It borders on the absurd. It is just wrong. Lots of guys gave Duke a hard time over the Hawaiian shirt. I thought it a bit odd until I realized he could easily sneak up on bad guys in a flower garden that way. Sort of a special event camo. I don’t know how you came across Pat Covert, but you have got the right guy. I met him at a knife show long ago, and as you all can see, he knows his stuff, and can make a knife along with the best of them. I’d like to know, but never will, what he really thinks about some of the silly grinds and designs I see these days. Some of these blades would be in their own way if you tried to use them, and be extremely difficult to sharpen. One thing that needs to be said is that there is a reason professional hunters and survival trainers carry a sheath knife over a folder, and so should you when going into the wilds. 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