A little over a year ago I could never imagine that I would love this sport. Not even in my wildest dreams I could see my picture holding a shotgun!
I am a creative spirit and decorating, designing or holding a brush with a blob of oil paint was (and actually still is) a passion of mine. Holding a shotgun? ... Neeeh... - big stretch!
There is something very attractive about a shotgun. The receiver part which is actually it's heart, is almost always beautifully engraved. These are an exquisite works of art.
It takes a lot of skill, artistic talent and imagination to achieve this kind of a result. And also I am very positive that a little of the artist's soul is included in these masterpieces. All of them are one of a kind, so unique. Look at the pictures and judge for yourself. Be at awe just by looking at them...
This is what got me interested in the shotgun first...then the people I met, the camaraderie, the willingness to support and help. It's like playing golf but ... with a shotgun. Discipline and practice. I made lots of great friends while trying to conquer the skill and techniques.
The challenge of sporting clays lies in the fact that you shoot at nearly an infinite variety of targets. The game requires a fine balance between the well-honed instincts of a good wing shot and the controlled, measured performance of a clay target veteran.
It takes a lot of practice in order to get a 'feel for the skill'. It is a challenge! I try to understand the game, memorize the presentations, get more knowledge to become better...It is an addiction! It is a healthy addiction for that matter.
Sporting clays shooting is one of our western traditions. I have discovered this wonderful sport and with my competitive streak I intend to get better. I hope to meet more interesting people, make many more good friends and spread the word about this great and challenging sport.
LET'S BRAKE SOME CLAY TOGETHER!
Bo in Yukon
PS. Yes, it is me in the pic above...