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Common Problems

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

It seems that the more we teach the more common the problems of our students become.  Not that a problem should be referred to as common because to the student it is not common it is a big deal.  Maybe common is the wrong word maybe similar would be better.  Shooting a shotgun is more about visual information than any one thing.  Yet there are reams of material written about what the gun does when you shoot a moving ob... Read more…

G & F-Eyes First Then the Gun

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

One of the biggest reasons for a miss on a 2nd target on either a painted target or a feathered one is that the shooter shoots one target and takes the eyes and gun at the same time.  Most shooters have a strong tendency to push the gun immediately toward the second target after they hit the first.  They do this even though they don’t know exactly where the second target is because they haven’t seen it.  This does two ... Read more…

Fall is here

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

The days are getting shorter and the nights are longer.  The leaves have all but vanished from the trees. Fall is here.  If you love the outdoors like Vicki and I do, whether your deal is with a fishing rod, bow, rifle, shotgun, or camera or all of the above, now is the time to get out and enjoy the outdoors.     Early Teal season as well as the early duck season was disappointing for me because there were not many bir... Read more…

Getting Ready for Next Hunting Season

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

The sun is going down on yet another bird season.  Anticipation has turned into reality, which has tuned into memories, some good – some not so good.  Turkey hunting is in full swing and although it is a bird, it is hunted and more like a game animal.  The weather has begun to mellow out.  Winter is over.  My tomatoes are 4’ tall and setting fruit.  Its time for me to wind up my hunting season.     Each year at the end... Read more…

Gettin’ Ready For Wing Shooting Season

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

As far back as I can remember September 1 has always been a beginning.   It’s time to go hunting.  Dove season opens in the north and central zones on the first with eairly teal and south zone dove later in the month.  At this writing we have not had a hurricane hit us but you never know.  It seems in the Houston area where I live on opening day if it is not a hurricane it’s the afternoon thunderstorms that manage to s... Read more…