Here's a simple practice regiment for the weeks leading up to dove season that won't take much time, money or effort - but it will create results: On weeknights, spend 10 minutes practicing the flashlight drill. To do it, stand in the largest room in your house. Insert a small adjustable-beam flashlight into the muzzle of your UNLOADED shotgun. Set up as if you were going to shoot a target located in the corner where two walls come together with the ceiling. Now, direct the flashlight at the seam between wall and ceiling about 15 feet to one side or the other. Slowly mount the gun while tracing this seam back to the corner. Do not mount first, then swing. The stock should touch your cheek when the light reaches the corner. If your mount is smooth and your hands move in unison, you should be able to trace the seam easily. This is the same motion you need to master for the field. Do this every night, then go to a local shooting range on the weekends and practice shooting targets while starting with a low gun.