ON TARGET. We’ve got our eye on shooting sports for the weekend as the ND High School State Tourneys fire up in Horace. We keep an eye on the weather for the events and look into some trapshooting tips and the history of skeet in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: BIRD IS THE WORD. Clay targets are ready to be loaded into the trap thrower. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 6/14 – Late Thunder? – Hi 83, Lo 56, Wind StoN@8
Tomorrow: Sat 6/15 – Rain Chances – Hi 72, Lo 59, Wind N@14, G28.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:52PM 4:20AM 11:56PM 11:30AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (92% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:00PM. Start the weekend right with a rising and growing moon which will trigger a bite in our Edge Hour.
HOT SHOTS. The ND High School Clay Target League State Tournament starts today with the newly-minted skeet competition kicking off the three-day event in Horace, N.D. Class 1A shooters will compete on Saturday, and larger teams from Class 2A will wrap the event up on Sunday.
COLOR IT UP. Shooting Sports USA has tips on how to select the right lenses for the weather conditions and eye characteristics of any shooter. With so many options, having a few that work for you will result in more smashed targets.
A BRIEF HISTORY. The National Skeet Shooting Association has a brief history of skeet online. From its origins as a way to keep hunters sharp, the story of shooting sports’ “half circle” is one to know.