The Wing and Clay Flyer:† Spring 2005
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About The Wing and Clay Flyer

The Wing and Clay Flyer is the official publication of AA Shooting Instruction.† The primary purpose of the Wing and Clay Flyer is to update the shooting public on upcoming shooting events and provide instructional information on shotgun shooting.† Published quarterly, the Wing and Clay Flyer will also provide a variety of general-interest wing and clay shooting articles.

Two types of Wing and Clay Flyer subscriptions are available, the online version and the print version.† The online version is posted to the Double A Shooting Instruction website and links are distributed via email upon publication.† The online version of the newsletter also contains hyperlinks to additional information on the Double A Shooting Instruction website and other worldwide websites.† The Wing and Clay Flyer, online edition is provided at no cost.† Back-issues of the Wing and Clay Flyer are archived on the Double A Shooting Instruction website.† To subscribe, please send an email to Ben Berka indicating you would like to subscribe to the online edition.


The print version of the Wing and Clay Flyer is mailed quarterly via regular USPS mail.† Cost for a one-year subscription (four issues) is $10.† To subscribe to the print version of the Wing and Clay Flyer, please send a check or money order
for $10 (payable to AA Shooting Instruction) to:

AA Shooting Instruction

c/o Wing and Clay Flyer

PO Box 13

Johnston, IA† 50131

Unless otherwise noted, all articles and photographs published in the Wing and Clay Flyer are property of Double A Shooting Instruction and may not be used or reproduced without written consent.

Greetings Friends, and welcome to the second edition of the Wing and Clay Flyer.† The clay-shooting season is now upon us and many of you have probably already shot your first registered targets for the year.†† All of you wingshooters out there are probably looking forward to the upcoming spring turkey seasons.† New spring growth is a constant reminder that we are also capable of growth and improvement in our shooting.† For the competitive shooter, there are a couple growth opportunities in this issue of the Wing and Clay Flyer.† The first is an article on goal setting and is about defining goals that you can measure and making an improvement plan that is manageable.† For all you skeet shooters, I will be offering an Intermediate Skeet Clinic May 28 and 29 at the new Pioneer Gun Club.† This clinic is designed for the recreational or competitive shooter looking to improve
performance, especially in competition.† Also, be sure to check out the calendar of events and support your local gun club by shooting as many of these events as possible.

Until Next Time,
Good Shooting!
Ben S. Berka

Table of Contents:

Feature Article:

Goal Setting for the Competitor


Shooting Clinics:

Intermediate Skeet Clinic


Target Tactics:

Strategies for Battues


Instructorís Forum:
Comprehensive Gun Fitting


Beginnerís Corner:
Starting Youth in Clay Shooting


Quick Shots:


Calendar of Events: