Doug Pike is a Field & Stream contributing editor who covers the outdoors for the Houston Cheney_hunt_lg1Chronicle. He wrote an article for us on Monday about reports of a so-called “Texas Protocol” suggesting that bird hunters in Texas follow different gun safety rules than bird hunters anywhere else. Here’s what he has to say about the Vice President’s appearance on Fox News yesterday evening.

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