The beautifully scenic Rend Lake Recreation Area in
southern Illinois offers many outdoor activities,
including golf, fishing, and bird hunting. But the
reason more than 250 shooters were there for three days
in the middle of July was to compete in the 2005
Illinois State Sporting Clays Championship.
The Rend Lake Shooting Complex sits on more than 400
wooded acres, with a 15-station sporting clays course
originally designed by Marty Fischer. Dennis Sneed,
general manager, and Bill McGuire, main target setter,
set out to give the Illinois shooters an event to
remember. With preliminary, 5-Stand, pump-gun,
side-by-side, small-gauge, and 200-bird main events,
nobody left feeling shortchanged.
The full shoot report can be found in the October
2005 issue of Sporting Clays.
Today, it’s not
hard to find a quality choke tube for your shotgun. The
tough part is deciding just which top-performing
screw-in to go with.
That Hunting Stroke
of sporting clays in making you a more proficient
wingshooter this fall is all in how you bust your clays
before this hunting season.
National FITASC Championship
Gregg Wolf reigned victorious in a challenging
shoot that saw course designer Neil Chadwick set
parcours that lived up to FITASC’s reputation for tough
World FITASC Championship
Southern England hosted a super-challenging
shoot, where Richard Faulds garnered individual gold and
Great Britain snagged medals of the same luster in all
Georgia State Championship
Cherokee Rose, newly transformed into a truly
world-class sporting facility, hosted a top-notch shoot.
Next time you’re near Atlanta, take time for a visit
you’ll long remember.
Illinois State Championship
Rend Lake Shooting Complex filled shooters?
days with a multitude of clays-breaking opportunities as
hot as the Midwest?s scorching temps this
Lodge's FITASC Open And Freedom Cup
Tough targets under clear Kansas skies
challenged competitors to the max at this pair of
Inaugural NSCA Junior National Championship
For the first time ever, the
NSCA gathered Junior and Sub-Junior shooters in San
Antonio for a summer shoot-out to determine top guns
among the shotgunners who are our sport’s future.
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