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A FEW MORE
In the course of my travels,
I've come across some very good products, services and
publications that may be of interest to you.
I've asked some of the
purveyors of those products to describe them for this
edition of The Gazette.
HITS A NEW HIGH
Brays Island Plantation
in Sheldon, SC has always been known for its challenging
and diversified Sporting Clays course. This summer, the
course got even better.
Greg Freeman, Gun Club
manager, announced the addition of two new towers... one
20 footer and one 60 feet tall! The new towers have two
traps each, providing a good variety of presentations.
"We're excited about the possibilities," Freeman
said. "We change the course around quite a bit as
it is, but our members really enjoy a new challenge and
these two towers will certainly provide that."
Originally designed by
Holland and Holland, the 12 Station Sporting Clays course
already has four tower shots: one 61 foot, one 40 foot
and two 12 footers at the "Duck Pond". Now the
Sporting Clays can be set up as four different courses,
keeping its regular shooters on their toes.
The Brays Island Shooting
Grounds also include a Skeet range, a Trap range and a
Five Stand, all automatic and voice-activated, a rifle
and pistol range, FITASC and an Archery range. The Club
has an active array of programs beginning with the "Driven
Grouse" event on "The Glorious 12th" of
August, continuing with the Fall, Winter and Spring Leagues,
and culminating in The Spring Invitational Shoot.
In addition to the outstanding
shooting facilities, Brays has set aside 3500 of their
5500 acres for quail and dove in their hunting and nature
preserve they also have an equestrian center, tennis and
an 18-hole golf course.
If you are interested in
visiting Brays Island and shooting the new course, call
Brays Island Realty at 843-846-3170.
The Magazine of Wingshooting & Fine Guns
As the magazine's mission statement
says, Shooting Sportsman is "dedicated exclusively to Wingshooting
& Fine Guns"... but that's really only the beginning of
Founded in 1987, Shooting Sportsman
not only has grown in quality and circulation but, under the guiding
hand of Editor-in-Chief Ralph Stuart, has expanded its horizons
to "celebrate shooting traditions and the people who keep them
Open any recent issue (subscribers
do save their copies... for years) and you'll find articles covering
everything from upland gunning to waterfowling to
tips on shooting Sporting Clays. The birds, the dogs and the
destinations that are the subjects of the intriguing and informative
stories are always fascinating.
The world's finest guns, gunmakers
and engravers are favorite topics in every issue, as well. Many
a latter-day "expert" has been educated by carefully
scrutinizing these articles written by the real pros!
In addition to the feature stories,
regular columns on shooting, gear, hunting dogs, shotshells and,
of course, "Technicana," by Michel McIntosh and David
Trevallion, are real jewels in Shooting Sportsman's crown.
But beyond their mission as a magazine,
Shooting Sportsman and its staff have reached out to the world
of wingshooters on a personal basis. They sponsor shows, participate
in shooting events, and organize trips and seminars designed to
engage the Wingshooting Enthusiast and make him and her feel a
welcome part of a larger family-one whose "aim" is to
enjoy the many aspects of the shooting sports.
If you aren't already a subscriber,
you can sign up at various shows or contact Deb Dodge at 800-666-4955
or visit www.shootingsportsman.com.
The Grouse Butt at Hill Country, Fairfield, PA features a 5 trap
is a favorite with Jeff and Kendra Kauffman. chris Batha designed
to replicate the experience of shooting Driven Grouse in the UK.