- David E. Petzal replies: Obviously you lead a rich inner life, but if it will set your mind at ease, the photo was taken about 70 miles north of New York City at a shooting preserve. The "uniform" I'm wearing came from Cabela's (trousers) and Orvis (shirt). I bought the cap at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona. It's nearly identical to the cover (cap) that the U.S. Marines have issued for 50 years. The insignia on it is a raven, which is the Gunsite logo. I was explaining the workings of a Savage bolt to Amy Vischio, the woman in the photo, who is Field & Stream's design director.
- Geoffrey Norman replies:_ The readers are, of course, correct. The laws are made to be obeyed, as the column consistently makes clear. However, as is also made clear, enforcement officers acknowledge that they often exercise discretion on the question of fractional violations of shooting hours because there are no time clocks in the woods, and even the righteous sometimes lose track of time when they're out hunting. It's one of the reasons they're out there in the first place. _ Classic
I was stopped cold by the photo on pages 14¿¿¿15 of the October issue (First Shot: "A Beginning, Shared"). It is a classic that I'll remember for the rest of my life. Compliments to Denver Bryan for the photo, to Bill Heavey for the words, and to you as editors for having the good jjudgment to use it in your magazine. If Mr. Bryan ever decides to sell copies of the photo, I sure would like to have the chance to buy one.
- Readers who are interested in obtaining a copy of the photo can contact Denver Bryan at www.denverbryan.com.