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Never Forget These Shotgun Shooting Basics (video)

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November 8, 2015
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Regardless of your abilities, there are some shotgun shooting basics to always remember when busting clays, upland game hunting, or waterfowl hunting. These basic tips will help you develop your shotgun shooting skills for success in the field and on the range.

1. First of all, whether hunting or shooting sport clays, practice your safety and that of others first.

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Do you know the safe firearm carries? Do you know which carries aren't safe?


2. Know how to transport your firearms to help prevent injuries in or around vehicles. Check out this article on safe gun handling.

3. When you're heading to the range always have shooting hearing and eye protection

4. Practice mounting an unloaded gun to your face until it comes to the shoulder in a smooth, automatic motion.

5. Shoot where the target will be, not where it is, and provide proper lead for the speed of the target.

6. Don’t stop the swing of your gun when you pull the trigger— continue to swing smoothly through the target.

Consistently hitting your target requires dedication and training, so practice, practice, practice!

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By Larry Whiteley, Host of the award winning
Outdoor World Radio


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Larry Whiteley

Larry Whiteley is the host of the award winning Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio. This popular show has been on the air since 1992 and is the largest internationally syndicated outdoor radio show in the world. 

The show is heard every day on over 834 stations in all 50 states. It is heard in 179 foreign countries over the American Forces Radio Network 

Larry also writes Outdoor World Newspaper and Magazine Tips which were originally created in 1996. These informative and entertaining outdoor tips are distributed to over 3,000 weekly newspapers and magazines across America 

Since 1990 Larry has also been writing and recording all Bass Pro Shops in-store overhead messages as well as messages-on-hold and attendant messages for the stores phone systems. 

Well over 120 million people a year hear Larry’s announcements about upcoming events, special sales, store hours, and special announcements. 

Larry also writes and records messages that talk about Bass Pro Shops conservation efforts, NASCAR involvement, BPS brands, outdoor skills workshops, BPS restaurants, Big Cedar Lodge, Tracker Marine, WOW Museum, and more.

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