Calling the Shots

Eastern Shore: After blasting a few targets at Pintail Point, it's easy to see why sporting clays is the fastest-growing shooting sport in the country.

April 09, 2000|By Bill Heavey | Bill Heavey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

My instructor, Wes Russum, pushes a button, and an orange clay disk sails away from the spring-loaded contraption at our feet. It spins up into the sky, floating like a tiny Frisbee, then stalls and falls to the ground, where it shatters noiselessly.

It's a straightaway bird, the easiest shot in the game.

Rounds are 50 and 100 birds, $18 and $35, respectively. Guns for rent.

Information

Here are Web sites to check for more information about sporting clays:

* National Sporting Clays Association; www.nssa-nsca.com/

* Shotgun Sports Guide at www.shotgunsports.com.

* Women Shooting Sports Foundation; www.wssf.org

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