Newsflash

 "Always remove and dispose of all used targets" is part of our Club By-Laws. Qty 13 shot-up jugs were found on the 100 yd. range. Club President D. Wyatt advised, "If you walk away, you will be in front of the board!"

If a tree falls in the woods..

If a tree falls in the woods..

Skeet
Skeet: An Overview PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 April 2008 15:30

Skeet shooting is one of the three major types of competitive shotgun shooting at targets (the others are trap shooting and sporting clays). There are several types of Skeet, including one with Olympic status (often called Olympic Skeet or International Skeet), and many with only national recognition.

History, general principles and modern American competition


Skeet was invented by William Harnden Foster, an avid grouse hunter, in 1915 as a sport called Clock Shooting and evolved to its current setup by 1923. In 1926 a contest was held to name the new sport, and Gertrude Hurlbutt named it skeet, which is derived from the Scandinavian word for "shoot". During World War II, Skeet was used in the American military to teach gunners the principle of leading and timing on flying target.

Read more...
 


 
Joomla 1.5 Templates by Joomlashack