February 2015

When Pat Lieske won the 2014 NSCA National Championship last October with a 283x300 HOA total, his seven-bird advantage over the next best competitor was the largest winning margin in many years. The best way to explain this phenomenal performance can be described with a single word—consistency. On the final day of the four-day shoot, Lieske broke 74 of the yellow course's 76 birds, cementing his win with the near-boring consistency few of us mere mortal shotgunners will ever experience.

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.

Top-Flight Traps
Buying quality clays launchers for practice or commercial use is an investment that pays long dividends in performance and reliability.

When Pintails Were 10-Point Birds
More than a quarter-century hence, the Texas coast was rife with these graceful ducks aplenty for the taking.

Kansas State Championship
Rarely has any title been so dominated by an individual as has “Kansas State Champion” been by the 2014 All American, PSCA member, Derrick Mein.




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