Trap Shooting For Beginners

Shoot Your Best
You have 25 shots—five each at five posts. Make ’em count.

The Challenge
At your call the oscillating trap throws a target at a consistent height but at an unknown angle somewhere within a 34-degree arc. The bird rises quickly, levels off, and falls 50 yards from the trap.

The Skill
Mount the gun to your hold point, then look over the trap; house. Call “pull.” See the bird and read its angle before moving the gun. Think about shooting the bottom edge of straightaways, the leading edge of quartering shots, and a foot ahead of hard angles. Shoot as the bird is rising or as it levels off. Keep your head on the stock until after the bird busts.

Hold Points
Post 1: Slightly below the…

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