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Like any hand eye sport, success at shooting clay targets or wing shooting requires practice and proper mechanics. Anyone who’s swung a golf club or pitched a baseball knows that the slightest change in mechanics can result in either disaster or tremendous success. Thanks to shooting instructors at Orvis, the wing shooting skills of thousands of waterfowl and upland bird hunters have been improved since 1973, when they opened their first shooting school in Manchester, Vermont.
Step back into the 16th century to fire flintlock muzzleloaders when we introduce you to an Acworth, New Hampshire gunsmith who has forged a family business out of his love of history and predilection for tinkering with all things mechanical.
Host Marianne Eaton visits the Sportsman's Club of Franklin County to learn the highs and lows of skeet shooting. Then, we learn about what a 'Quest' is, a 150-year-old English tradition that has been transplanted to Vermont by an organization called Vital Communities. Also, we accompany Nature Conservancy staff and volunteers as they head out to pull invasive plants. Lastly, host Lawrence Pyne accompanies hunters from the Ugly Dog Hunting Company on a woodcock hunt in Milton and the Champlain Islands.