Shooting

USA Clay Target League founder, president Jim Sable retires

(USA Clay Target League)St. Paul, Minn. — Jim Sable, the founder of the USA Clay Target League, has announced that he has stepped down from his roles as board chair and president of the league. Sable, the former owner of a Twin Cities communication agency, is a longtime clay target shooting enthusiast who started an after-school mentoring program at the…

Reports: Sportsmen, women contribute over $93 billion to economy

New economic reports by Southwick Associates reveals more than 53 million Americans consider themselves sportsmen and women, spending more than $93.5 billion in 2016 on gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more. In a series of reports released Tuesday, Sept. 4 by the American Sportfishing Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), expenditures made for hunting,…

Practice now for upcoming deer season

I can’t tell you how many deer hunters I know who never touch their deer rifles, or any firearm for that matter, until just prior to deer season. For many it doesn’t seem to be a big deal, but for others it can be the difference between a hit and a miss. I’m actually surprised you don’t hear about more…

DNR gets boost in efforts to improve public shooting ranges in Michigan – to the tune of $1.25 million

(Michigan DNR)The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved a total of $1.25 million over a five-year period for the Michigan DNR to provide up to 75 percent of funding for improvements to partner shooting ranges throughout Michigan. The DNR received these additional federal funds via the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (Pittman-Robertson Act), through which hunters and sport…

Vermont hunting club cancels crow shoot amid criticism

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. — A Vermont hunting club has cancelled its crow shooting competition after a social media outcry. Mark McCarthy, president of the Boonie Club in Williamstown, told the Burlington Free Press it will not be sponsoring the April 7 crow shoot, in which teams of hunters would have competed to win prizes by shooting the most crows. Critics of…

Study: Spike continues in women’s shooting sports participation

Athens, Ala. — New research on women’s participation in shooting sports shows a significant increase from previous reports, according to a recent study. Shoot Like A Girl, a leader in growing the number of females in shooting sports, said it has conducted an intensive study on participation of women in the shooting sports industry. It studied several disciplines including pistol, rifle…

How to properly stand while shooting (video)

How to Properly Stand While Shooting Proper stance is essential to firearm control. Check out this short tutorial video on how to stand while shooting. #billsgs Posted by Bill's Gun Shop & Range Robbinsdale on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Proper stance is essential to firearm control. Check out this short tutorial video on how to stand while shooting. Categories: Firearms…

Iowa student-athletes on mark at shooting nationals

Dozens of Iowa athletes from North Scott, Maquoketa, Pleasant Valley, Pella, Pella Christian, Ankeny Centennial, Gilbert, Solon, Oskaloosa and Easton Valley were frequent visitors to the awards podium at the Scholastic Action Sports Program (SASP) and the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team Championships, July 8-15 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio. Iowa place-winners (complete results can be…