If you're like most waterfowl and upland game hunters, you probably can't wait for opening day to come around again. Besides maintaining gear you already have and buying some that you don't, how else do you prepare for that much anticipated day? Here's one. Shooting clay targets is fun and provides a great way to hone your shooting skills in the hunting offseason.
Whether it's trap, skeet, or sporting clays, there's a format that will suit your shooting skills and simulate the type of hunt you look forward to in the fall. To find the nearest place to shoot clays, check out this website published by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF): The directory is comprehensive and includes facilities for rifle and pistol shooting as well.
So, go out there. Break a few clay targets, and be safe!