Skeet in September

skeetUsually, if I’m shooting something, it’s with my camera. It’s the only tool I hunt with. My sport of choice. But this Saturday, I tried something new.

See that little disc in the air? It’s not an alien spaceship. It’s a clay pigeon, also known as a skeet. It’s sole purpose it for you to shoot it.

skeet1So, why skeet shooting? It was something new. I’ve fired guns before. I’ve even shot a shotgun before (many years ago and with very poor results). One thing I’ve never done is aim at a moving target.

I have no desire to shoot an animal. And while the bear growling in my yard earlier this year made me really nervous, I’d hate to even think about hurting it (although I think I’d hate to be hurt by the bear a bit more). I also had that skeet2whole incident to overcome from the last time I fired a shotgun and learned to fly. So I went on an adventure and I tried something new. Besides the ache in my shoulder the next day, I even kind of liked it. I’d definitely do it again.

For $25 you can sign up for a course at the L.L. Bean Flagship store in Freeport, Maine (other L.L. Beans locations offer classes, too) and learn the basics of shotguns and how to fire them at moving targets. There are actually a broad range of classes offered, from kayaking to paddle boarding,  fly fishing to archery, and much more.I’d love to sign up for more classes in the future, learn more skills and have more adventures.

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About Shannon

Always looking for another adventure and new ways to have fun.
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