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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…

Finally, It’s A Happening Thing!

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

September is the transition month.  Dove season kicks off in the north and central zone on the first.  Early Teal season begins on the 18th and south zone dove season begins on the 24th, finally.  The first cool front usually pushes through around mid month and begins to break the summer heat, finally!     If you are fortunate enough to have a place to hunt doves in the north or central zone, you can use that as a warm... Read more…

Gun Fit

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Since shotguns are pointed, not aimed, it is important that they “fit” the shooter. There are probably as many opinions on this subject as there are fishing guides in the Rockport area. So what the hell, here’s my $0.02 worth or as Ed Hefty would say, “$10.00 worth of free advice”.I do about 100-150 gun fits a year. I have a “try-gun”, but rarely use it unless the customer is having a custom stock made. Sometimes if th... Read more…

If I was Takin’ a Kid Turkey Hunting

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

It’s March, winter is leaving and spring is coming.  It seems only a short time ago Vicki & I were shooting doves in September.  It certainly doesn’t seem like 7 months have gone by since then.  The last excuse for taking to the woods is coming up.  Spring turkey season is just around the corner.     With spring comes a freshness in the outdoors that is invigorating.  The wild flowers are blooming.  The woods are alive... Read more…

Perfecting the Crossing Move

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Last issue we talked about how to get ready for hunting season or a wing shooting trip by practicing you mount with the OSP Flashlight Drill.  We were concentrating on what we call the quartering move.  That would be the move you would use on flushing game such as quail, grouse, pheasants, chucker and the like.  This issue we are going to tackle the crossing move.  This is the move that gives the greatest majority of w... Read more…