IT’S A TRAP! Our one somewhat calm day for the week has passed, as wind and warmth surge back into the region before things tail off toward the weekend. While the wind can provide some challenges for trap shooters, there are some good basic tips to remember as you prepare to make dust, which we share in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: CRUSH ON. Today’s Outdoors Roundup talks basic trap shooting tips. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 6/16 – Hot Hot Hot! – Hi 93, Lo 64, Wind S@17, G30
Tomorrow: Wed 6/17 – Warm – Hi 83, Lo 67, Wind StoW@14, G21
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:30AM 5:03PM 10:10AM 10:31PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (21% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:30-10:30AM. Moon overhead and clear skies will finish off your morning bite in our Edge Hour.
FINE FOCUS. When shooting trap, try to narrow your focus to the black line at the base of the bird as it leaves the house. Let your eyes guide your brain and your gun to that narrow stretch that stands out. The idea is by tracking the smaller portion of the target, you’ll miss smaller and crush more clays.
TAKE A STAND. Stance is key in getting on birds, especially runners that cut right or left out of the house at a sharp angle. Be set and sturdy when you take each post, and keep that stance until you’re done. Open your stance up on posts one and five (the end posts), so you can more easily swing after those birds that might come out at an angle.
LEAN INTO IT. A slight lean in toward the trap house helps with stability and movement. Put 55% of your weight on the front leg, with knee slightly bent, and keep the remainder on your rear leg. This slightly forward lean has a psychological effect as well, which lets you know you’re ready for what’s to come.