Chris J. Batha
edition of The Gazette, I have included advice on end-of–the-season
gun maintenance and some encouragement to practice
during the off-season.
The Gazette continues
to expand as we add The Exchange and Mart Section for
plus we’ve got some great trips planned around
our High Definition Television Shoots.
I write this while in the UK where the first daffodils,
the first cuckoo and the first caravans on the motorway heading South tell me
it’s officially Spring.
The Shows and Side-by-Side Competitions come thick
and fast at this time of year. The first of the season is The Southern Side by
Side at Deep River Sporting Clays in Sanford, NC, three days of friendly competiton
and entertainment for the connoisseur of fine guns.
I hope to see you there or at one of the other
Shows. As always, remember to shoot safely, shoot straight and shoot often!
Table of Contents
Programs & Trips
of Schools & Shows
Game Fair, Trips to Spain
to Oregon and Maine
The Gun Room
Boswell .410, Eley Shells
Batha Signature Sporting
More Good Things
Exchange & Mart
Sporting Arms Ltd.
Bobs and Blobs”
“Wing Shooting the World
with Chris Batha”
13 Programs Shooting in High Definition
for National Television!
have just signed the contract with the North American Media
Group to make thirteen television shows in 2005- 2006 under
the title “Wing Shooting the
World with Chris Batha”.
These TV shows, made in the High Definition format,
will be filmed worldwide and I would like to take this opportunity to invite
you to join me on these Most Excellent Adventures!
show will feature a different species of Sporting Game
Birds and will have a high instructional content as well
a comprehensive over-view of each location, its history
and the strategy of hunting each species.
This is an opportunity
to visit those places you’ve always wanted to shoot,
at the best time of each Season, at the best Lodges, under
the best possible circumstances!
In addition, every wing shooter who joins us on one of these
trips will be given a personal copy of the show in which
they participate. You will get to see yourself make those
spectacular shots over and over again!
Each of the thirteen episodes will be broadcast three times
during 2006, then the series will be followed by the release
of the “Wing Shooting the World
with Chris Batha” Instructional DVD and, ultimately,
the book of the same title.
have already begun to book these trips and spaces are limited.
So take a look at the schedules and let us know as soon as
you can, the one(s) on which you choose to go.
2005 we go to:
• Argentina in April for Dove and Pigeon
• Northern Scotland in August and September for Driven Grouse and Walked-up
• Oregon in October for Pheasant, Quail, Chukar and Hungarian Partridge
• Maine in October for Woodcock and Ruffed Grouse
• Southwest Scotland in November for Partridge, Pheasant, Duck, Geese and
Rough Shooting over dogs
2006 we go to:
Texas in January for Blue Quail and Bob Whites
• Georgia in February for Snipe and Quail
• Spain in March for Driven Partridge
• Mexico in April for dove
• Africa in July for Francolin, Guinea Fowl, Pigeon, and Duck
• Hungary in November for Driven Pheasant
For reservations call 1-866-254-2406 or e-mail Chrisbatha@aol.com.
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