Skeet shooting a good way to hone skills for dove hunting

Aug 13 2011 - 4:28pm

DALLAS -- Well-prepared dove hunters basically rely on three clay target games to prepare for opening day. Trap is not the answer, because trap targets are thrown away from the shooter, and most dove shots are crossing shots or shots at birds that are incoming at various angles and heights. That leaves skeet, 5-stand sporting clays and sporting clays.

Skeet is the most common shotgun game. It's set up on a field with eight shooting positions in a semicircle from a high house trap at station 1 to a low house trap at station 7.

Variations in the angles at which targets are shot result from the shooter moving from station to station. Although the speed of the skeet target never changes, skeet reproduces most common dove shots and is particularly good for practice on crossing shots.

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