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Don’t Be Looking Down That Barrel

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

By Gil and Vicki AshEditor’s Note:Meet Gil and Vicki Ash, Safari’s new Shotgunning Editors.  Gil and Vicki operate OSP Shooting School headquartered in Houston, Texas, but their reach is worldwide, conducting clinics, private lessons, and seminars wherever there are shotgunners who want to shoot more birds or break more clays. They also write books, produce videos, and host a monthly “Coaching Hour” call-in show.  Safa... Read more…

Don’t Be an April Fool

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Spring has sprung.  My tomatoes are in the ground and growing.  My honey do list is expanding much like chewing coconut.  The more you chew it the bigger it gets.  Spring turkey season gives us the last opportunity to make an excuse to go hunting.  Last month we talked about how to prepare kids for their first turkey hunt.  This month we are going to talk about the six deadly sins of turkey hunting.Since you have heard... 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…

Practicing your game

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

A good way to practice your game is to go and shoot singles at 5 different stands at your course or from 4 different places on a skeet field. Find the spot where it is Sweet to break the target and break it there 10 times, then move the break point to a different spot and break it there 10 times, then move it again. This will give you 3 different ways to break a target from one trap. Your practice should be to make the... Read more…