Essential Outdoor Skill: Drop a Double
It’s exciting when a covey of birds rises up directly in front of you. But if you want to kill...
It’s exciting when a covey of birds rises up directly in front of you. But if you want to kill multiple birds, you need to stay focused.
Practice as You Play: When you shoot trap or skeet prior to the season, start your gun from the hip as you would walking up on a covey. It might lower your score on the course, but you’ll be better equipped to drop birds in the field.
Shoot the Hard Flyer First: Typically, the first bird to rise will fly hardest. Focus on that bird first. Once you knock it down, keep your face on the stock of the gun and rotate your hips to pick up the next bird.
If you’re hunting with a group, it’s rude to start dumping birds just because you can. Once you get your second bird, back off and let your companions shoot.