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.

Conquer Your Fear Of FITASC
Silly worries about impossible targets or weird rules keep far too many gunners from enjoying all that this French form of sporting clays has to offer shooters of all caliber.

Spruce Up Your Sporting Gun
Customizing your clays buster now for higher scores this target season.

All-Weather Sporting
Don't let searing heat or rain or old man winter take a bite out of your scores.

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.

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Jason Ward Wins Blaser Classic
Jason Ward is the 2015 Blaser Skeet Classic Champion, winning the HOA title at last weekend’s annual event at the National Shooting Complex. Ward shot a 399×400 to earn the Blaser championship. Paul Giambrone III was runner-up at 398, and John Castillo finished third with a score of 398. Rebecca McCumber was the top Lady […]

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Tickets on Sale for Krieghoff K-80 Raffle
You can have a one in 460 chance of being drawn as the winner of a Krieghoff K-80 Gold Uplander shotgun at the 2015 National Sporting Clays Championship. Tickets are being sold for the annual raffle, and one lucky winner’s ticket will be worth $23,395. The shotgun is being donated by Krieghoff International. Tickets for […]

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