Shooting

Trap Talk

Shooting trap is likely the most popular clay-target sport in the US, though so much of it is shot casually that participation would be hard to measure. Trap is the original clay-target sport and the most ubiquitous; it is also the easiest and least expensive to set up, because it requires only one trap and a small piece of land.

Chokes

Making Sense of Choke

After considering which gauge and load to fire on any given day, the biggest decision left is always what choke(s) to use.

bismuth shotshells

Asked & Answered

Each year I devote a column to letters from readers addressing topics of general interest to the broader audience of shotgunners. Here is a selection.

Minnesota-grouse

Grouse of a Feather

Which spot in the vast North Woods would give me an exemplary feel for both the hunting and the hunters? The answer came from Minnesota photographer Lee Kjos, who during a phone conversation mentioned Little Moran and its proprietor, Steve Grossman.

Dances with Guns

It takes experience and practice—not only to load the guns but also to shoot well by fully utilizing the skills of the loader.

A Tale of Three Hats

Competitive live-pigeon shoots in the US may be more common than you think, but they are private events by invitation-only because the sport is controversial.