July 2014

Getting your shotgun's muzzle on target on timeónot too early, and certainly not too lateóthen matching that bird's speed with your hands are two prime tenets of efficient shotgunning, whether the target is feathered or clay. To accomplish that takes more than a sloppy, come-from-behind swipe, the trigger pressed when enough "daylight" ahead of the barrel sort of seems to appear. Granted, this is the bane, mostly, of game bird hunters. But converts to clays shooting often bring this poor technique to the range, where its inconsistency is sure to rear its ugly head.

Super Sporting Loads Aplenty
From venerable American shotshell companies to new foreign imports, feeding your smoothbore has never been more wide open.

The Bird Lady Of 20/20
A bird-cleaning business provided so much more than hard-needed dollars for a mother and her children.

The Almighty Alignment
Precisely matching the targetís speed while tracking its line will consistently produce that all-important target/muzzle alignment.

White Flyer Cup And FITASC Open
More than 140 shooters flocked to Claythorne Lodge in Columbus, Kansas.

The annual Browning/Briley sporting clays tournament took place March 27-30 at Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve in Simonton, Texas.

South Central Regional And National FITASC Championship
The South Central Regional Championship kicked off the qualification pursuit for 2015ís sporting clays and FITASC Team USA at Caney Creek Lodge in Teague, Texas.

Florida State Championship
If you were looking for blustery weather with sleet and snow, you wouldn't find it at Bradford Sportsmen's Farm for the 2014 Florida State Championship.

Shootout At The Crossroads
Over 150 collegiate shooters from 33 universities competed in the Kansas State University-hosted Shootout At The Crossroads held March 8-9 at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas.

Gold Rush To Dubai
An astonishing prize structure matched incredibly by the host's hospitality made this Middle East Sporting Clays Match truly one for the record books.

Seminole Cup
The annual event was again held at Quail Creek Plantation February 19-23 in Okeechobee, Florida, just north of the "big lake."

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Youth Shooting Events Set Records Last Week
If last week is any indication, the future of the shotgun sports is in very good hands. Last week was a record-setting week for the youth shooting sports: the National Shooting Complex hosted the Texas State 4-H Championship in a record-breaking event for its members, and at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, […]

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Ann Myers, Former NSSA-NSCA Director
We are saddened to report that Ann Myers, former Director of NSSA and NSCA, passed away on July 17. Her grandson, Eric Battersby, informed us that she died of Alzheimer’s disease. “I grew up visiting her at the house up on the hill at the National Shooting Complex,” said Battersby. “I know that she truly […]

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