March 2015

How we use our eyes to maximize our vision while shooting a shotgun varies largely by what we're shooting at—and when and where we're gunning. While tackling targets on a clays course, where we have the distinct advantage of viewing targets before stepping into the cage for our go at the clays, there's time to make a visual plan that includes where we want to engage the birds—and where we want to stroke them from the sky.

On the flip side, when bird hunting, especially when the quarry is flushing game, we know neither exactly where the bird will explode from the cover—nor with any certainly to where it will wing to make its escape. In the dove field, or even in a duck blind, we have the advantage of typically seeing birds approaching. But then even that "visual" advantage can quickly evaporate in a single wing beat or mere shift of a cupped wing of a gliding, speedy bird.

Argentina Prime Time
The well-traveled author insists that Argentina Wingshooting Lodge just may be the finest bird shooting operation in all of Argentina.

Top Shooting Vests Picks
Today, shotgunners from big to small can find the perfect fit and function vest to let them shoot their best.

Professional Sporting Clays Association—Season One And Beyond
The PSCA's inaugural year success promises great things toward its goal of promoting the clays sports to shotgunners worldwide.

The Illusion Of "X" Improvement
Go ahead and give the Xs on the score sheet your attention—provided you’re content with just an OK tally at the end of the round.

2014 NSCA National Championship
Michigan's Pat Lieske crowned his Hall-Of-Fame induction with an HOA trophy at this record-setting silver anniversary shoot in Texas.

Western Regional Championship
Zach Kienbaum topped the 383 main-event shooters at Clark County Shooting Complex with a two-day score of 192.

Benelli 454
The picturesque changing of leaf colors in the Laurel Highlands of Southwest Pennsylvania attracted 115 shooters for the fourth annual Benelli 454 sporting clays competition at The Shooting Academy at Nemacolin October 11-12.

Columbus Day Fall Classic
The Columbus Day Fall Classic at Kansas' Claythorne Lodge, held this year from October 10-12, is an opportunity to shoot some great targets at one of the nation’s finest sporting venues.

Virginia State Championship
Thanks to park manger Laurelyn Rawson, staff, volunteers, and Lori and Chuck Frazier for a well-run event.

Texas State Championship
The Texas State Championship is the largest state shoot held annually in the US. With 577 total entries, this event drew more competitors this year than a majority of the popular regional events.




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World Shoot Program Changes Finalized
After much discussion in recent Executive Committee meetings about the 2015 World Skeet Championships format, we can now report two changes to the 2014 program: 12 Gauge East/West is back! Nothing has generated more discussion among World Shoot participants recently than the 12 Gauge East/West event, and if you’re in the East/West camp, you’ll be […]

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Rent Golf Cars for TX State Championship
Dever, Inc., the golf car provider for the National Sporting Clays Championship and other major events at the National Shooting Complex, will be providing golf car rentals for the 2015 CZ-USA Texas State Sporting Clays Championship. The NSC will host the event April 22-26. Two- and four-passenger vehicles are available without a minimum number of […]

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