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June 27, 2008

Hi, all.
Great news for gun owners! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday in a 5-to-4 decision that yes, our Second Amendment right to own a gun is an individual right for U.S. citizens. And I add: “just as it has always been--an individual right. For decades the anti-gunners have been trying to re-write our Constitution. May we continue to be vigilant in protecting our American freedoms. This is a great triumph for America.
Our neighbors to the north are cheering the Supreme Court decision with us. I'm at the Canadian Championships at the Hamilton Gun Club in Stoney Creek, Ontario. They've rolled out the red carpet and are flying the American flag and the ATA flag along with theirs. Many U.S. ATA members have travelled across the northern borders to participate in this tournament. I'm honored to be here to cover it. It was easy to cross with shotguns and four days’ worth of ammo with the proper paperwork and the tournament program. It took only about 15 minutes for the Canadian border officials to check the guns’ serial numbers. They were efficient and pleasant.
I've taken lots of pictures, which I'm unable to share right now due to laptop and Internet connection problems, but I'm on a borrowed computer and am persevering the best I can. I want to give a big-gun salute to Barbara Sheldon for all the preparation she’s put in during the last eight months. I know she had lots of volunteer help, and thanks to them too. Warren McLay is tournament director and was running hard yesterday to make the shoot go smoothly for everyone. ATA Delegate Paul Shaw both shot and worked yesterday. His son Drew has a great hot dog and sausage grill set-up, and they are big sandwiches. He grills to order and puts the juicy dogs in a huge egg bun, and you can help yourself to sauerkraut, onions, peppers, olives and your favorite condiments. Andy Murdock is here. Many from New York, including All-Americans Chris and Christopher Vendel, are participating, as well as many from Michigan. There was a great turnout yesterday--I don't have the paperwork yet, but will give you more details later. Check out www.2008canadian.com and you'll get an idea of how great the tournament is. Some guy by the name of Keith Heeg won yesterday's top open slot in the handicap with 98 from 27 and one round of shootoff with four others.
Kenny Ray Estes and wife Arleen are up visiting. Kenny brought some Canadian history up to share with everyone. The sun is shining, and it's a good day at the gun club.

Let me know what's happening at your club.

Terry
terry@trapandfield.com

 
 



Hats off to Ohio!


Lots of shopping on the huge vendor’s row.
 

June 20, 2008

Well, that’s a nice thing to do!

Tad Johnson, President of the Ohio State Trapshooting Association passed out hats to vendors at the Ohio State Shoot as a thank-you for attending. Della McClure (authorized dealer for Decot Hy-Wyd) donned hers and posed with Tad for T&F.

The OSTA Foundation will be awarding ten deserving High School Seniors with scholarships this year.  Ohio recognizes that young people are the lifeblood of our great sport.

Let me know what’s happening in your state.

Terry Heeg


Tad and Della


 

 
 

June 19, 2008

The 122nd Ohio State Shoot is underway and we hear attendance is big. No official numbers in yet, but we’ll have them for you soon. The grounds at Cardinal Center in Marengo are beautiful according to T&F’s Valerie Kinsey who is over visiting with shooters and vendors this week. Thomas Hilderbrand of Ada smashed 100 and earned the top spot in opening day’s singles; Richard Neff was the winner of the handicap with 99; and Pat McCarthy led the doubles with 196. In Wednesday’s Brittain Motors Handicap, Kansan Harlan Campbell Jr. smashed the lone 96 to capture first place honors.
Buckeyes Lee Davidson and Betty Peterson were junior and lady winners with 97 and 95, respectively. Michigan’s Tom Nowak earned the chair award with 91.
I hope many of you can make the tournament. It’s an awesome homegrounds at Ohio. Our Marsha Bradley will be there during the Championship days. Say hi to her and let her know how you're shooting. Let me know what’s happening in your state.
Terry Heeg
terry@trapandfield.com



A great turnout and perfect weather =
trapshooting bliss!


 

 
 

  
New grandstands grace the grounds ready for shootoff history.

 


 


 

 
 


Sheldon Hostetter (left) and John Pickitt
 

June 13, 2008

Competition is underway at the Pennsylvania State Shoot at the beautiful grounds in Elysburg. Sheldon Hostetter is being honored as the 2008 PA Trapshooting Hall of Fame Trapshooter of the Year. He’s been registering ATA since 1969. He’s already collected an assortment of trophy wins as of today.

South Carolina’s John Pickitt is in attendance and enjoying the tournament. He picked up the Senior Vet trophy for doubles on opening day of the Colonial Classic.


 

 
 

New York’s Chris Vendel hit the lone 99 from the back fence and earned the top spot in Event 2, the Stephanie Sandler Handicap. PA’s Ken Darroch and Steve Miller and New Jersey’s Kay Ohye blasted 99 in Event 3 doubles event. Darroch and Miller went one extra inning with Darroch earning the winner’s spot and Miller took Class A. Ohye took the vet prize.

It’s been warm weather all week. Maybe a little rain to come this weekend. Maybe not.  Full coverage to come in the pages of Trap & Field. Let me know what’s happening at your club!

Terry

terry@trapandfield.com


 

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Front porch at the clubhouse


 

 
 

May 9, 2008

I know a lot of you trapshooters are big readers. I’m always checking out your books at the gun clubs. All of us are voracious readers here at the office (after issue deadlines). Sandy has talked about her favorite authors on her blog page “From the Sidelines.”  I’m a big Robert B. Parker fan also. His Spenser character is so quintessential private eye. I love his cockiness and his wit with the bad guys as he goes about detecting and solving cases. I also like his Jesse Stone series and his Sunny Randall series. More mystery authors on my favs list include: Robert Crais, for his character Elvis Cole, also a private eye. Elvis has a smart mouth also. And there’s Michael Connelly, C.J. Box, and William Kent Krueger.
There are two new books out that I think all of us shooters should have in our library. The first is a book by Chester E. Nelson Jr.  This past North Dakota ATA Delegate has written and published Trapshooting in North Dakota—A Five Decade Photographic History. The book has 240 pages with more than 700 photos taken by Nelson himself, dating back to the 1960s. A shooter since 1961, Nelson is past president of the North Dakota Trapshooting Association and is in the association’s Hall of Fame. His interest in photography correlated with his trapshooting career, and he has taken photos since he began competing. You will see some familiar faces in the photos—You’ll feel like you’re there at the trapshoot. The hardback books, which are numbered based upon when orders are received, may be purchased from Chet Nelson at 402 E. Brandon Dr., Bismarck, ND 58503; 701-255-1902; or cnelson@undalumni.org.
The next book you should have is about the late exhibition shooter Herb Parsons. Showman Shooter, The Life and Times of Herb Parsons is by his sons H. Lynn Parsons and Jerry M. Parsons. The nearly 500-page book documents Herb’s life of exhibition shooting and history through more than 250 photos plus letters, published articles and posters.
Lynn Parsons is a trustee of the Trapshooting Hall of Fame. He calls himself a preservationist, as he believes in the importance of saving memorabilia of his father and chronicling his life for the family and future generations.  Readers will discover who caused the young Herb Parsons



Chester E. Nelson Jr. with his North Dakota trapshooting book. (Photo by Margaret Raddohl)


 

 
 

 to set his sights on becoming an exhibition shooter, and what separated him from other exhibition shooters of his day. The book also tells about Parsons’ life as a loving husband and father plus his experiences rubbing shoulders with celebrities and notable personalities of his time.
The biography, which commemorates what would have been Parsons’ 100th birthday, can be purchased on the Internet at www.showmanshooter.com. In addition, the Winchester store at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill., will be selling them during the 2008 Grand American.
Let me know your favorite books. What’s happening at your trap club? terry@trapandfield.com

Terry Heeg

 
 

 


 

May 2, 2008

I’m at the Michigan homegrounds in Mason for the 17th annual Spring Team Shoot. It’s just starting today and the shooters are coming in. The morning was warm and sunny. Okay, okay, we just had a little bit of rain, but I’m sure it’s going to blow through and the rest of the weekend will be perfect shooting weather. So if you’re trying to decide where to shoot this weekend, come on out to Mason, Michigan. The club house looks greater than ever and the grounds are green. This is one of the most fun shoots in the country. ATA members get their teams together (with some rather creative names, I might add) and compete as teams in Sunday’s singles event. Winners are chosen through the Lewis Class system.
 

Or, if you’re not close by, and you happen to be in Illinois, go check out the US Open tournament at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta. That’s another great trap range.
 

Let me know what’s happening in your part of the country and on your trap range.
terry@trapandfield.com

  

Teri and Ed Hartmann from Jackson are here.

They both shoot Remington 1100s. Ed got Teri started shooting

about three years ago and she enjoys competing. Their son John

started SCTP in 2005 and shot through the completion of his senior year in 2007.

 
 


Long time trapshooter Glenn Buege, owner of Glenn Buege Buick-GMC Truck, Inc.


Fierce competition are these guys:

Bill Wylie, Jerry Glisson and Ray Cockburn

  
Michigan’s ATA Delegate Dave Price

 
 



The familiar sight of the flags at the National Shooting Complex greet shooters.


Competitors on the line.

April 16, 2008


The Southwestern Satellite Grand American got off to a big start. I hear great news from shooters in San Antonio that attendance is up over last year. Looking at the first results as they come in, I see that Desiree Dursteler (Idaho Falls, ID) won all three lady trophies on Saturday. Hey, congrats, Desiree! George Pappas (Duluth, MN) was top winner with 97. On Sunday, long -yarder Jerry Parr (Vernal, UT) won the handicap with 97. On Monday, California’s Zach Nannini and Minnesota’s Mark Zauhar blasted perfect centuries and ended winner and AAA respectively in the day’s singles. Tracy Dursteler of Idaho led doubles with 97. On Tuesday, Randy Clay (Clinton, OK) was the handicap winner with 96. Good shooting, everyone! Our Marsha Bradley is on her way.

Let us know what’s happening on your trapfield!  terry@trapandfield.com

Terry


 

 
 

April 15, 2008

Congratulations, Lindenwood, on ACUI titles

   Lindenwood University of St. Charles, Mo., broke 1,528x1,600 and captured its fifth straight team HOA title at the 40th Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships, conducted by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) April 10-13 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas.
   The 2008 program featured 290 students representing 38 schools from across the United States, competing in American trap and skeet, International trap and skeet, and five-stand sporting clays.
   As a team Lindenwood won all but the International skeet contest, where they finished second. The Lindenwood Lions shooters captured three individual event titles and took first place in one women’s contest as well. In all, six Lindenwood competitors earned “All-American” honors (for finishing in the top 10 overall at the event).
   The Lions won the International trap team competition and also took the top two individual spots. The team hit 276 targets, three ahead of Kansas State and four more than Trinity. Kory Stassi broke 120x125 targets, becoming the first Lindenwood winner of the event since 2004. Teammate Jesse Molstre was in a four-way tie after the first four rounds, advanced to the finals after a shootoff and hit 24x25 to move up to second place.
   On the final day, Lindenwood took first place in the American trap event after winning a shootoff with Kansas State, helping the team seal the overall team title.
   ESPNU will televise competition events June 13, 20 and 27 plus on July 4 and 11. ESPN2 will air the five-stand final July 23.
   Tournament sponsors included Winchester, National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Skeet Shooting Association, National Sporting Clays Association, USA Shooting and the F. Carter (Sandy) Wood family.

terry@trapandfield.com

  

 

March 27, 2008

Hi, everyone,

   The Florida State Shoot is going on this week, and it’s warm and sunny. Florida residents , snowbirds and visitors are flocking to the Silver Dollar for some fun competition. Last night there was a “Miss and Out” sponsored by Robertson Electrical Services with a $500 pot. The targets were courtesy of Silver Dollar, and the shells were courtesy of Henry Robertson. Congratulations to Tennessee’s Randy Inman, the winner!

   Bill Noel of Harrison, Ohio, smacked 97 in yesterday’s handicap and collected the 22-24 yardage trophy.

   Congrats are also in order for Hoosier Danny Smith. He won his first trophy yesterday in the singles. He picked up a money clip for sub-junior honors. By the way, Danny’s paternal granddad is Veldon Smith and maternal grandmother is Mary Sue Thompson. Danny and his brother Jake come from a trapshooting family.

   Let me know what’s happening at your place.

Terry


Bill Noel

Participating in the fun of the Miss and Out were: Terrance Hancock, Don Kerce, Henry Robertson, winner Randy Inman and Ray Lee.

 

 


Jack Robertson celebrated his birthday on March 25 with Lori Wrenn and son John Robertson IV.


Danny proudly shows his trophy with granddad Veldon and brother Jake.


 

 
 
















 


March 27, 2008

Tyler Marshall, son of Richard and Jody Marshall (Lincoln, Neb.) attended his first Southern Grand. When he saw his dad’s picture on the cover of Trap & Field, he insisted on reading the article.

Terry Heeg


 

 
 

March 21, 2008

Hi, everyone,

   I hope you’re having an enjoyable Good Friday. Congratulations to all the Southern Grand trophy winners and thanks to all who came to compete. Kudos to the “big shots” for the champion titles: Ricky Marshall for the Doubles Championship and HOA; Sean Hawley for the Singles and All-Around Championships and Drew Waller for his Handicap Crown. Watch for the story coming in the May issue of Trap & Field.

   Clay target shooting continues here at the Silver Dollar SC. The PVA’s Florida Gulf Coast/Harry Plymire Memorial Trapshoot is going on right now. (March 20-22). All levels of competitors are participating in the three-day tournament. A silent auction is set up in the club house, and a first-class banquet is planned for Saturday night. I’m going to go make some bids on some items! We appreciate all of our veterans.

   Have a safe and happy Easter holiday. Let me know what’s going on in your place of clay target shooting.

Terry Heeg

terry@trapandfield.com


PVA participants get some coaching, too.


 

Julie Elgeti helps coordinate the PVA tournament, and took a little time to shoot some targets. I think she broke a 21 on that round! Good going, Julie!


 

 
 

 


Gerry Trammell greets shooters at the Silver Dollar.

 


Pam and Mike Young of dupont/Krieghoff Gun Company(Vero Beach, Fla.) are set up displaying their Krieghoff and Kolar shotguns.

  March 14, 2008

   This just in:
   Danny Ryan (Richwood, Kentucky) blasted 100 straight in the Doubles Championship today. Several other 100s are coming in as well. Congrats, Danny!
   It’s a little chilly today and there’s a light rain, but at least there is no snow to shovel here at Silver Dollar SC in Odessa, Fla. Vendors row is packed with suppliers and shopping shooters. Present are Bob Schultz Target Shotguns, Dr. Frank Rively and Almost Home, Bud Decot, and Keith Heeg Stock Works to name a few. Craig Richardson and Jimmy Ljutic are here from Ljutic Industries and hanging out at the Shotgun Specialties trailer. GMC will be hosting a dinner tomorrow night for all the shooters and their guests. Thanks, GMC, for doing so much four us!

 
 


Pam Young talks with Jay Brokaw of Hernando Beach.


Jack Robertson, Manager of Special Events at NSSF, and Josh Taylor of White Flyer are trading trapshooting tips.


Shane Naylor of Remington takes time to check up on ATA members in his favorite trapshooting magazine.

 
 

   March 13, 2008

   The 28th Southern Grand is underway with shooters from all over the country and Canada in attendance. I was most delighted to see Danny Ryan of Richwood, Kentucky. As you may recall he was in a pretty horrific car accident last year. He has undergone 10 surgeries and now is back shooting. This is his first big shoot. He’s had a long road to recovery. Welcome back, Danny. 

   GMC has a display of vehicles for shooters to see and wish for. A new model titled “King Kong” was unveiled to ATA members. Be sure to get your gun club or SCTP team involved in the GMC sweepstakes. It’s a great fundraiser.



Danny Ryan


 

 


"King Kong"

 
 


   Nick Aycock, ATA’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator, is here at the Southern Grand displaying and selling ATA merchandise. If you can’t make it to here to the Silver Dollar, you can order your ATA’s merchandise from the ATA’s web site.

   Congratulations to ATA’s Corey Cogdell from Eagle River, Alaska. She was selected to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Women’s trap. A big pat on the back to ATA’s Kelsey Zauhar who ranked fourth in the standings. See www.usashooting.org for complete results of the March 8-16 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for shotgun shooting at Hill Country Shooting Sports Center in Kerrville, Texas.

Let me know what’s happening at your gun club.

Terry
terry@trapandfield.com

 

 

 


GMC

 


Nick Aycock

 
 


Girl meets phone.

The quick brown fox jumps over . . .

   February 7, 2008


   Hi, everyone,
 

   Hope you’re keeping warm and safe during these winter stormy times.
 

   Congratulations to Janessa Beaman of Elbert, Colorado. She won the Trap & Field web site contest. She correctly guessed who has been the Captain of the Men’s All-American Team the most times. The answer is Leo Harrison III. He has been captain eight times. See the February issue of T&F, Page 24. A copy of Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy’s book is on the way to her.

 

   ATA Life Member Ava Simone helped fellow ATA member and Great Granddad Bill Hunter at the office of Hunter Woodworks in Carson, Calif. Ava helped her “Papa” take phone calls, and she also worked at the manual Olympia typewriter. “She has good concentration,” said her proud Papa. Good concentration is a good quality to have for trapshooting.

 

Let me know what’s happening in your part of the world. Contact me at terry@trapandfield.com

 

 

 

 
 

January 25, 2008

   Congratulations to all the Dixie Grand winners. It was great shooting for Charles “Walter” Crum of Jacksonville, Fla.  He smashed  97 in the feature handicap to earn the champion trophy. Walter started registering targets in January of 2006. Recording one target less was Jeri Campbell of Chapel Hill, NC, who turned in a 96 to take the runnerup trophy. More about these shooters and the Dixie Grand is coming in the March issue.



Jeri Wilson



Walter Crum

 
 

Club de Cazadores Cubanos (CCC) Chain Shoot  
(Miami, Fla.) Jan. 22-27
i
s going on right now. The sky is bright blue and the targets are looking huge. Shooters are staying away from the cold temperatures up north. Attendance here  is up 35% over last year’s tournament. So far today, 128 shooters are classified. When visiting Florida, be sure to make it over to this Club de Cazadores Cubanos for some fun shooting and camaraderie. The club is located just west of Miami in the Miami Trail Glades Shooting Facility located on the Tamiami Trail. Plans are already in the making for next year’s Chain Shoot which will celebrate CCC’s 100th anniversary. The facility has six program traps and camping and vending.

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Robert Hosch of Minnesota won the opening singles with 197. Kenneth Sippel earned the top spot in Wednesday’s 16s with 100, and Ontario’s Frank Kapasi captured the Vet trophy with his 100. On Thursday, Florida’s Vince Valois was AA winner in doubles with 97.



Familiar faces: Larry and Joann Grenevicki cashier CCC’s tournament, and Larry gets in some shooting time as well.


Illinois’ Ron Piro downed 97 in today’s opening singles.


Mariano Macias and Eddie Llado take a moment to talk with T&F. Macias’ grandfather was a founding father of the club when it began in Cuba, and his father was the last President of the club in Cuba before it was moved to Miami, Florida. Macias is a past President of CCC. Llado is VP of CCC and is the Special Events Director.

 
 

January 16, 2008

   We just heard from Missouri ATA Delegate Karrol Hillebrand regarding shoot dates for the Southwestern Zone. Correct dates are July 17-20. Mark your calendars.

   The Dixie Grand American is in full shooting mode. On opening day, Canada’s Paul Shaw crushed 100 in the singles to earn the top spot taking the AAA prize. California’s Zach Nannini earned the junior award with his perfect century.  In the day’s handicap race, Don Neilson Jr. and Maury Stinebring knotted 93s and ended winner and runnerup. George Whyde’s 93 garnered the veteran trophy. In the doubles event, Indiana’s Tank Lunsford smashed 98 to grab the top honors. Debbie Ohye Neilson was lady winner with 94, and Nannini secured another junior trophy. Temperatures have been cold and windy. Check back for more updates. See you soon at the Silver Dollar.

terry@trapandfield.com

  

 

 December 25, 2007

 On behalf of the staff here at Trap & Field Magazine I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday season as we close out a wonderful year of trapshooting. Our next issue should be coming to you very soon and the Average Book is just around the corner! And be ready for another great year of coverage from the pages of Trap and Field Magazine in 2008.

terry@trapandfield.com

  

 

December 13, 2007


   Congratulations to Georgia’s Ronnie Gullett. He ran his first 100 in doubles on Dec. 12 at the Silver Dollar Shooters Club to make his first leg of a Grand Slam. His wife Cyndee asked him what he was thinking when shooting. She said Ronnie thought and answered, “I wasn’t thinking about anything.” (Hum, maybe keeping the mind clear is good for shooting!) Needless to say, Ronnie was excited with his perfect century, and Cyndee was tickled. Earlier in the week, she smashed 95 twin birds for her personal best. The couple celebrated their 25th anniversary on Dec. 11.

   The winter season is getting underway at the Silver Dollar SC in Odessa, Fla. They’re shooting registered targets almost every day. Other activities include plenty of good eating: every Wednesday is wings night. The golf side clubhouse has pool tournaments on Monday nights and karaoke on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Dixie Grand is Jan. 14-20, and Southern Grand is March 10-16.
 

   Be sure to let T&F know about your very firsts in trapshooting, so we can recognize your accomplishments!  What’s happening at your club? Let me know at terry@trapandfield.com

 

 
 

   December 5, 2007
Hey all, I think you'll enjoy Dale Stockdale's column this month in
Trap & Field. Here's a snippet…

  

 

 

Practice outside the box

   Before 2002, I used to flinch occasionally. Maybe once or twice a hundred, I would double-chuck and delay the shot. (Funny thing was, I usually hit the target; the “after-flinch” target was the hardest to hit.) My squadmates would hesitate for a second and go right on shooting. Sometimes they would talk about the recovered shot I’d made, often with the bird a few feet from the ground. They put up with me.
   In ’02 I signed up for the whole Grand, including the preliminary events, plus played a lot of the options. I started flinching so bad, two or three times an event the first day. It got even worse in just a couple hundred, and I couldn’t shoot five targets without a flinch.
   Everyone said I’d better find a release trigger, so I looked up Ray Stafford. Ray let me try a release that he picked out from his inventory, and he gave me two other
complete trigger sets to take along for the very next event. I put one release in the gun and had another in each back pocket of my jeans. Ray said that if I couldn’t shoot the first set, change it out to one of the others right on the line. (Shooting an MX8 has its advantages—the triggers drop right out with the push of a button, and I could make the switch on a post change without anyone even noticing.)
   After shooting those three trigger sets, one seemed the most comfortable for me. Ray measured the set and release of those triggers and then grabbed two more for me to try. He said to go through the same process on the next event. Ray helped me and retested me through the whole Grand. I went through about nine different sets before settling on the one that worked for me. Going to Ray was like getting your new prescription for a fine pair of shooting glasses dialed in exactly right. (You know, as the eye doctor says, “Can you see better out of lens No. 1 or 2? Better like this, or better like this?”)
   You’re probably thinking, “Great, nothing like learning to shoot a release at the Grand!” But you can if you set your mind to it, and in my case, it turned out to be definitely the way to go and kept me shooting. Too bad the flinching happened at the Grand, but good thing it happened at the Grand! Where else but at the Grand could I have found the absolute best help in figuring out what works—and then buy what I needed, right then and there? If I’d decided to go to a release in the off season, how could I ever have found the poundage Before 2002, I used to flinch occasionally. Maybe once or twice a hundred, I would double-chuck and delay the shot. (Funny thing was, I usually hit the target; the “after-flinch” target was the hardest to hit.) My squadmates would hesitate for a second and go right on shooting. Sometimes they would talk about the recovered shot I’d made, often with the bird a few feet from the ground. They put up with me.
   In ’02 I signed up for the whole Grand, including the preliminary events, plus played a lot of the options. I started flinching so bad, two or three times an event the first day. It got even worse in just a couple hundred, and I couldn’t shoot five targets without a flinch.
   Everyone said I’d better find a release trigger, so I looked that works best for me on my own? It would have been like trying to see perfectly out of someone else’s glasses, and you know that won’t work.
   My fear of the release trigger was not being able to hold it for a no target, or worse yet, having a loader come out of the traphouse when I had my trigger set. That fall I didn’t shoot but just a day or two at the Missouri Fall Handicap after the Grand, but I sure did a lot of dry-firing. Through the winter up until it got warm in May, I ran the gun almost every day without firing a shot.
   I would stand and point at objects in the room while using objects in the room and visualizing a target: mount the gun, set the trigger, move to the target, and release for the shot. Over and over, again and again. Then, about once in five to 10 shots, I would pretend a no bird. I would have to hold the release and open the gun. Hundreds of times a week I would practice this.
   In a couple of months, I could….
   See Dec. issue, Page 48.

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