Take a Course
When it comes to the shooting sports and which are most beneficial to bird hunters, Dryke ranks skeet above trap. Sporting clays, with its wide array of situations, ranks above both of them. "If a skeet course is open, sometimes we'll do what we call a 'walk-up,'" says Dryke. "One person will walk back and forth across the course and the other guy will pull birds without announcing where they'll flush. This helps you get your feet set and yourself square to an unanticipated target."