November 2014

Call in being "in the groove" or, as shotgunners are apt to phrase the feeling, "in the zone." When your shooting system is firing on all cylinders, targets loom like slow-moving trash can lids, and you're cracking clays with near-boring consistency, the edge that confidence lends performance in any sport is palpable. Once you feel it, you'll never forget itónor fail to strive to duplicate it on every trip to the gun range.

2014 Reloading Roundup
Despite current shortages of some powders, rolling your own shotshells is still popular among many gunners.

Bridging The Gap
Preserves perfectly fill the void between sporting clays and wild bird huntingóand shooting.

2014 World FITASC Championship
The UK's Ed Solomons bests nearly 800 top guns to win his first World title in Portugal this July.

Iowa State Championship
The Mahaska County Izaak Walton League hosted this yearís Iowa State Championship at its clay target facility near Oskaloosa June 27-29, the largest event it had ever hosted.

Michigan State Championship
Defending champion Robert Harford of Lakeview, Ohio, battled back from a two-bird opening-round deficit to shoot a sparkling 98 on Sunday and claim back-to-back Michigan State championships.

Ohio Cup
West Virginian Randall Sleeth, riding momentum from his runner-up finish in Hill íní Daleís Marlin Mid America Cup, raided across state lines a second time in a week to claim the 2014 Ohio Cup sponsored by AcuSport and shot June 13-15 at Mad River Sportsmanís Club near Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Whole Hog Open
Nebraska farmer Robin Irvine, a self-taught shotgunner and member of the Professional Sporting Clays Association, bested a field of over 100 shooters by a significant margin to win the fifth running of the Whole Hog Openís main event at Oak Creek Sporting Club in southeast Nebraska June 19-22.

2014 Shooting Glasses Roundup
Eye wear makers continue to make giant strides in satisfying the discriminating demands of serious shotgunners.

2014 NSCA US Open
The UK's Richard Faulds continues his tornado tear through the sporting world, this time twisting through 922 competitors in Kansas.

Northeast Regional Championship
Wendell Cherry came close to an unprecedented running of the table on the two-day, 200-target main event during the Northeast Regional Championship held May 14-18 at New Jersey's M&M Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays.




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Lieske, Edmunds Win National Titles
It was a good week to be Pat Lieske. On Thursday evening, Pat was inducted into the NSCA Hall of Fame for his shooting accomplishments. On Friday night, his name was drawn as the winner of an E-Z-GO clays vehicle during the annual Kids & Clays raffle. And on Sunday evening, Lieske won his first […]

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Four Honored with Hall of Fame Inductions
The National Sporting Clays Association held its 14th annual Hall of Fame ceremonies on October 23, awarding sporting clays’ highest honor, the Gold Medallion, to Pat Lieske, Anthony Matarese, Jr., and Scott Robertson, signifying their induction. In addition, Mike Hampton, Sr. accepted the du Pont Service Award for his dedication and service to the sporting […]

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