A New Year for OSP
Well, the new year is here and we will be blogging on a more frequent basis. We are in Dallas to do seminars at the Dallas Safari show. And we’re also meeting with Texas Parks and Wildlife hunter education specialists to give them a peek at what we will be doing for all DNRs: upgrading their shotgun wing shooting programs.
In two weeks, we will be presenting to Florida, Iowa, and Georgia the same material we presented to Texas in December. And with input from all participants, we’ll be preparing an ebook for all DNRs to work out of. There is talk of an advanced wingshooting program using OSP techniques, as well as some of our animations and ShotKam shots.
This is very exciting for us and we are looking forward to this new challenge. We are presenting our findings at the international hunter education convention this July and are expecting them to go forward with adopting the program internationally.
Looks like we will be having 10 shooters in each of our Advance Schools this year. It just seems that it turned out that way. We always learn so much at these events because everyone put so much of themselves into learning our new material.
Our ability to cognitively communicate with shooters of all levels is still growing and we’re looking forward to working with SCTP coaches soon as well. Our Coaching Hour would be the perfect format for them to begin raising the level of all the 1800 coaches they have across the nation.
If you have not been listening to the Coaching Hour, you should, because we have had some great ones this past year. You can download back through 2010 and listen to the MP3 on whatever device you use.
We’ve been successfully chasing trout at the bay and having a ball running skinner water with our Skeeter.
Neal Bauder is doing custom stocks for our Parcours K guns and we are looking forward to shooting them. We have gone through the try stock stage and he is getting ready to cut the real wood. And man, is it beautiful. I’ll include photos of the progression.
Here’s a tip: if you’re cutting the comb on your gun, use clear packing tape instead of sealing with lacquer. It’s quicker and just as good. We will be cutting combs at the range later this year. We have a big-screen TV and have the capability to do video tips of you on the iPad. And we can upload them and show them to you on the spot. Man, technology has come a long way!
My thumbs are tired – having a pedicure done and typing on iPhone. More later from bay next week.
The Coaching Hour is on Tuesday night, so check the KV on Thursday morning to listen to it. If you have a topic you would like us to discuss, email it to the site and we will get it up on the next CH.