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Shooting Tips

Welcome to what we hope will be a long series of blogs on the shotgun sports. We hope to pierce the veil that obscures some of the more technically complex aspects of shotgunning, sharing information and sparking conversation among the members of the shotgun sport fraternity.

Our head instructor, Luther Cutts (a Level 3 NSCA certified instructor), is continually working on a wide range of topics that we hope will contribute to the continued growth of clay target games as well as upland and waterfowl hunting.

We hope to have something for everyone – from the very basic parts of the game to some of the more complex and controversial topics. We hope that you find these topics enjoyable, informative, thought-provoking or perhaps just entertaining. We welcome your feedback and ideas on what other topics you might want to see in the future.

Shooting Events at Silver Willow

Shooting Events at Silver Willow

What are the Different Shoots Held at Silver Willow? Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor We have recently been asked by an inquiring mind, about what our...

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Sporting Clays Etiquette, Part 1

Sporting Clays Etiquette, Part 1

Etiquette in Sporting Clays Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor Most organized activities have some basic rules of conduct, and sporting clays is no...

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International Sporting

International Sporting

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor The game of International Sporting, commonly referred to as “FITASC”, is considered by many shooters to be the highest...

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Shotgun Selection

Shotgun Selection

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor Shotguns can be found in a bewildering range of types, designs, sizes and prices.  In this installment, we will...

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Licensing and Firearms Paperwork

Licensing and Firearms Paperwork

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor In Canada, the ownership, use and possession of firearms and ammunition is primarily governed by two federal statutes –...

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Boobs, Buckles, and Bones

Boobs, Buckles, and Bones

Boobs, Buckles, and Bones: Challenges of a LadyGun Author:  Denean Tomlin, Silver Willow Instructor (NSCA Level 1), Competitor and LadyGun (@CalgaryLadyGuns) Growing up on a farm, I was...

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Chokes

Chokes

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor The choke built into the muzzle of a shotgun is a feature that is unique to shotguns – generally speaking, it is not seen...

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Choosing an Instructor

Choosing an Instructor

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor What to look for in an Instructor The demand for instructors in the shotgun sports is constantly increasing.  It...

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Shotshells

Shotshells

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor To the new shooter, the variety of shotgun ammunition available can be overwhelming.  There are so many different...

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How to Hit a Moving Target

How to Hit a Moving Target

How to Hit a Moving Target: Forward Allowance Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor Perhaps the most discussed aspect of shotgun shooting is the manner in which...

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Ladies in the Shotgun Games

Ladies in the Shotgun Games

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor In the past few years, we have been witness to explosive growth of female participation in the shotgun sports.  While...

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Musings of the Rookie

A guest blog from one of our members, Rob Ridley shares his journey learning and developing his skill in sporting clays. With an entertaining writing style, Rob talks about setting development goals, making a plan, discovering new techniques, and simply enjoying a day out on the course.

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