Phil Bourjaily is the shotguns editor for Field & Stream. He sold his very first outdoor story—a feature about snipe hunting—to Field & Stream in 1987. He became the brand’s Midwest regional editor in 1995, and the shotgun columnist shortly thereafter. He continues to write for the website, the digital magazine, and for other outdoor publications. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with his wife and two German shorthaired pointers. He has two grown sons.