Our seminars were a huge hit at Convention this year thanks to the huge crowds who came and asked questions and got involved in the real causes for their good and not so good performances in the field. It seems that no matter how many times we talk about sight picture and practicing gun mount until it is consistent without even thinking about it, people are still amazed when we talk about where your eyes are when shooting a shotgun. This is the most misunderstood part of wingshooting and, due to that misunderstanding, few practice sight picture because they don’t know what or how to practice. Continue reading Shotgun Tips & Tricks – Consistency Is Key
Future SCI President, Paul Babaz, like many of the rest of us, began his hunting carrier as a boy on small game such as rabbits and squirrels and ducks in south Louisiana. This evolved into his passion of big game hunting all over the world and eventually as does happen with many of us as we age his passion turned to quail hunting something he says he just loves to do. Last year he and Joe Hosmer (past President of Safari Foundation) were on a quail hunt Continue reading Shotgun Tips & Tricks – The New Grand Slam
In our last installment, we mentioned our first research project with skeet shooters and, as we write this, there are more projects with sporting, skeet and hunters as well as new and different video for each group. Something we are increasingly aware of as we coach around the world is that the majority of wing and clay shooters really don’t know what it looks like when the perfect shot comes together and, as a Continue reading Shotgunning Tips – Do Yourself a Favor….
In this segment I include shouldering the gun, footwork, gun swing and control of the shoulders. Lifting the gun is a complex collection of movements. The gun should be lifted to the cheek, not the shoulder, in a smooth straight line that minimizes vertical and horizontal movement and barrel drift, and then the shoulder brought to the gun. Barrel angle is dictated by target height. Elbows should be loose and downward so as not to restrict body rotation. Continue reading The Art of Shooting High Birds Part 2