That time of year is once again approaching, when most of us begin to countdown the days. At summer’s end when doves begin to concentrate, change is in the air. The heat waves have lost much of their steam and in many areas doves start sweeping into cut grainfields, signaling the first of fall’s hunting seasons is near. On September 1, dove openers across the nation are much-anticipated occasions, enjoyed by millions of hunters each year.
Archive for August, 2011
The key to becoming a better shooter is practice, practice, and more practice. But make the practice count—“no pain, no gain,” as they say. As shooters we often take the path of least resistance. Driving to the range, schleping our gear onto the shooting bench and firing several hundred rounds of “practice” before reversing the process. This does not teach us what it takes to make a shot with an elevated heart rate, from a difficult position or what a “good enough” sight picture looks like. Iain Harrison, season one winner of the Top Shot TV challenge on the History Channel suggests a two-minute drill that will make you a better shooter—it’s called the “Two-Minute Torture.” (more…)