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FIRST SHOTS NEWS (August 2014)



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Rifles are incredible tools. From a distance, a hunter can take a large animal that will put food in the freezer to feed your family for the year. A farmer can stop a predator or nuisance animal from destroying crops and livestock. And anyone, from homeowner to serious competitor to weekend plinker, can hone their skills with practice and gain proficiency to shoot over distances of a 1,000 yards or more.

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The decision to hunt can come before or after you learn how to shoot. Regardless of when that decision takes place, once you’ve made it—and before you step foot into the pheasant field or take a seat in the duck blind or whitetail stand—you need to become extremely accurate with the particular firearm you intend to take along with you. The NSSF’s website, www.nssf.org, is the perfect place to help you find ranges where you can practice, and it also lists dozens of training programs, all so that you can be assured your shot will fall where intended. But aside from practice, what else do you need to get out there and hunting as soon as possible? Let’s take a look at five things that should be at the top of your preparation list.

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USA Shooting team member Matt Emmons explains how to properly shoot a rifle from the kneeling position.

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Mary Kate is shown here plinking with a
1950s-era Hakim 8mm Egyptian battle rifle.
Who says history can’t be fun?

Barbara is more of a hunter than I am and, in this issue of First Shots News, she tells you how to get started in hunting. While I hunt a little bit, mostly ducks and geese, she’s hardcore and chases down ill-tempered wild boars with flint knives—at least that’s what I’ve heard, and I’m sticking by that story.

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Like all the good ones, rifle athlete Amy Sowash has it. It’s called edge. With it, the expectation is Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games. With it, well, she’s no different than anyone else.

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Thank you to all who entered the drawing for the $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card. Congratulations to Robert L. of Winnetka, CA the winner of the July drawing.

To enter the drawing for the $25 August Bass Pro Shops gift card, fill out the entry form and tell us what’s your favorite rifle style (lever-action, bolt-action, single-shot, AR-type platform, etc.). Remember there is no right or wrong answer.Only one entry per person.

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