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.

A Question of Chokes

A Question of Chokes

Whenever I give clays competitors lessons, it’s guaranteed that they will have questions about chokes and cartridges. There seems to be a widely held belief that there is a magic formula—some combination of the two—that can fix gaps in their skills and guarantee a step up in class or even help win tournaments.

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.