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    • Nationals Scores Update: By the end of the day we will crown our 2017 Nationals Champions! At the time of the posting, Derrick Mein is leading the Main Event with a 287. Annabelle Ayres is still holding the top ladies spot with a 266. Zachary Keinbaum is leading FITASC with a 99, and Desirae Edmunds is holding it down for the ladies with an 89. Braxton Oliver is leading K-Kup with a 99, and Annabelle Ayres is carrying the top ladies spot with a 93. Stay tuned for more updates! http://www.winscoreonline.com/view_results_cb.php?tournament_id=2813
      Nationals Scores Update: By the end of the day we will crown our 2017 Nationals Champions! At the time of the posting, Derrick Mein is leading the Main Event with a 287. Annabelle Ayres is still holding the top ladies spot with a 266. Zachary Keinbaum is leading FITASC with a 99, and Desirae Edmunds is holding it down for the ladies with an 89. Braxton Oliver is leading K-Kup with a 99, and Annabelle Ayres is carrying the top ladies spot with a 93. Stay tuned for more updates! See more
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    • Top Gun Shoot-out #nsca2017
      Desirae J Edmunds, Katie Fox, Janet Tausch McDougall, Diane Sorantino, Alexandra Wampler, Wendell Cherry, Bobby Fowler, Cory Kruse, Anthony Matarese Jr., Bill McGuire, Derrick Mein, Gebben Miles, Robbie Purser, David Radulovich, Todd Simmons, Mike Wilgus
    • National Delegates have been elected and have agreed to serve for the 2018-2019 term. The number of Delegates from each state or geographic region is determined by the number of members there. Some positions were not filled because insufficient candidates chose to run or declined the position, and some positions were filled by write-in votes. See the delegates here: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2017/10/2017-Elected-Delegates.pdf
      National Delegates have been elected and have agreed to serve for the 2018-2019 term. The number of Delegates from each state or geographic region is determined by the number of members there. Some positions were not filled because insufficient candidates chose to run or declined the position, and some positions were filled by write-in votes. See the delegates here: ... See more
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    • ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN! The annual Krieghoff K-80 raffle is underway, and tickets are selling fast! Krieghoff has upgraded its raffle gun this year, donating a K-80 San Remo shotgun valued at $28,495. The winner will have a choice of Pro Sporter or Standard Sporter models with 30″ or 32″ barrels.

      The drawing will be held in October during the 2017 National Sporting Clays Championship at the National Shooting Complex. You do not have to be present to win.*
      Tickets are $100 each, and only 600 will be sold. To buy your tickets, contact Lori Hartmann (NSCA), 210-688-3371 ext. 116. http://nssa-nsca.org/blog/2017/06/05/get-your-krieghoff-k-80-raffle-tickets/
      ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN! The annual Krieghoff K-80 raffle is underway, and tickets are selling fast! Krieghoff has upgraded its raffle gun this year, donating a K-80 San Remo shotgun valued at $28,495. The winner will have a choice of Pro Sporter or Standard Sporter models with 30″ or 32″ barrels.

      The drawing will be held in October during the 2017 National Sporting Clays Championship at the National Shooting Complex. You do not have to be present to win.*
      Tickets are $100 ... See more
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    • Ask the Instructor: Chokes for Beginners
      One of the more perplexing aspects of shotgunning is the use of chokes. One beginner asks for insight and clarification into proper choke usage:
      "I am a beginner at sporting clays and love the sport. I’m hooked — but I am so incredibly confused about chokes! What should I use and when?" Read NSCA Chief Instructor Don Currie's advice:http://nssa-nsca.org/blog/2017/09/07/ask-the-instructor-chokes-for-beginners/
      Ask the Instructor: Chokes for Beginners
      One of the more perplexing aspects of shotgunning is the use of chokes. One beginner asks for insight and clarification into proper choke usage:
      "I am a beginner at sporting clays and love the sport. I’m hooked — but I am so incredibly confused about chokes! What should I use and when?" Read NSCA Chief Instructor Don Currie's advice: ... See more
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    • Apply to Serve on NSCA Advisory Council!

      There are still spots in the NSCA Advisory Council that need to be filled! The application period closes this Friday, September 22, for those who wish to serve the National Sporting Clays Association in the position of Advisory Council Member for the 2018-2019 term. Learn more here: http://mailchi.mp/60b6f80a1702/apply-to-serve-on-nsca-advisory-council-142609?e=8e1bb844c8
      Apply to Serve on NSCA Advisory Council!

      There are still spots in the NSCA Advisory Council that need to be filled! The application period closes this Friday, September 22, for those who wish to serve the National Sporting Clays Association in the position of Advisory Council Member for the 2018-2019 term. Learn more here: ... See more
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    • Join us Monday, October 26, during Nationals as we honor three individuals who will be inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame. This year's inductees for Shooting Achievement is Bonnie I. McLaurin and Mark R. "Boo" Dykes, and recipient of the Hal du Post Service Award will be Pete Masch. Reserved tickets must be purchased by October 23, 2017. More information and reservations: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2017/07/NSCA-HOF-Ticket-Form.pdf
      Join us Monday, October 26, during Nationals as we honor three individuals who will be inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame. This year's inductees for Shooting Achievement is Bonnie I. McLaurin and Mark R. "Boo" Dykes, and recipient of the Hal du Post Service Award will be Pete Masch. Reserved tickets must be purchased by October 23, 2017. More information and reservations: ... See more
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    • Ladies are invited to get away from the National Shooting Complex for a day during Nationals to join us for a Hill Country Wine Tour and visit to the lovely, historic town of Gruene, Texas. On October 27, we'll leave the NSC on a motor coach at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Get the details and reservation info: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2017/08/NSCA-Ladies-Tour-2017_web.jpg
      Ladies are invited to get away from the National Shooting Complex for a day during Nationals to join us for a Hill Country Wine Tour and visit to the lovely, historic town of Gruene, Texas. On October 27, we'll leave the NSC on a motor coach at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Get the details and reservation info: ... See more
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    • Driven birds can be challenging to hit. They require that shot execution be decisive, with no hesitation once the target is covered with the barrel.
      "I live in England and I am primarily a driven bird shooter. Traditional shotgunning techniques don’t seem to work with this target. I’ve read Churchill and Stanbury but I have never seen the 40- to 60-yard driven bird addressed in a video. Any advice?" Read NSCA Chief Instructor Don Currie's advice: http://nssa-nsca.org/blog/2017/08/16/ask-the-instructor-driven-birds/
      Driven birds can be challenging to hit. They require that shot execution be decisive, with no hesitation once the target is covered with the barrel.
      "I live in England and I am primarily a driven bird shooter. Traditional shotgunning techniques don’t seem to work with this target. I’ve read Churchill and Stanbury but I have never seen the 40- to 60-yard driven bird addressed in a video. Any advice?" Read NSCA Chief Instructor Don Currie's advice: See more
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    • More than 1400 members have already signed up to compete in the 2017 National Sporting Clays Championship and to claim their share of more than $300,000 in guns and other prizes to be given away. If you've never participated in the National Championship, make this your year! Any member can attend, and everyone competes against others in their own class. The event is October 21-29 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. Learn more and register: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org/national-championship/
      More than 1400 members have already signed up to compete in the 2017 National Sporting Clays Championship and to claim their share of more than $300,000 in guns and other prizes to be given away. If you've never participated in the National Championship, make this your year! Any member can attend, and everyone competes against others in their own class. The event is October 21-29 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. Learn more and register: See more
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    • Join us on Thursday, October 26 during the National Sporting Clays Championship as we honor three individuals with induction into the NSCA Hall of Fame. Inducted for their accomplishments as shooters will be Bonnie McLaurin and Mark "Boo" Dykes. The recipient of the Hal du Pont Service Award will be Pete Masch. Reservations are now being taken for banquet tickets. MORE: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org/2017/07/21/nsca-hall-of-fame-inductees/
      Join us on Thursday, October 26 during the National Sporting Clays Championship as we honor three individuals with induction into the NSCA Hall of Fame. Inducted for their accomplishments as shooters will be Bonnie McLaurin and Mark "Boo" Dykes. The recipient of the Hal du Pont Service Award will be Pete Masch. Reservations are now being taken for banquet tickets. MORE: ... See more
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    • Ask the Instructor: Practice Rounds
      Practice makes perfect, right? Not necessarily; it requires focus, planning and striving toward specific goals.
      "Do you believe shooting a round of 50 or 100 is the best type of training there is to increase your scores in sporting clays, or do you believe there are other routes to achieve percentage growth in this game?" Read NSCA Chief Instructor Don Currie's advice: http://nssa-nsca.org/blog/2017/07/24/ask-the-instructor-practice-rounds/
      Ask the Instructor: Practice Rounds
      Practice makes perfect, right? Not necessarily; it requires focus, planning and striving toward specific goals.
      "Do you believe shooting a round of 50 or 100 is the best type of training there is to increase your scores in sporting clays, or do you believe there are other routes to achieve percentage growth in this game?" Read NSCA Chief Instructor Don Currie's advice: ... See more
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    • Nominations are now closed for 2018-2019 National Delegates, and ballots are being prepared to email to members on August 1 for online voting. Any members who require a paper ballot can request one by contacting Glynne Moseley, gmoseley@nssa-nsca.com or 210-688-3371 ext. 119. If you don't have an email address on file or to update yours for an online ballot, click here: http://nsca.nssa-nsca.org/member-change-of-address/
      Nominations are now closed for 2018-2019 National Delegates, and ballots are being prepared to email to members on August 1 for online voting. Any members who require a paper ballot can request one by contacting Glynne Moseley, gmoseley@nssa-nsca.com or 210-688-3371 ext. 119. If you don't have an email address on file or to update yours for an online ballot, click here: ... See more
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    • The North Carolina and NSSA skeet shooting community lost a great competitor and friend on March 21. Harold Powell from Goldsboro, North Carolina, passed away at the age of 82. Harold was a member of Seymour Johnson A.F.B. Gun Club for over 50 years and Ft. Bragg Gun Club for over 15 years.

      Harold began shooting skeet in the early 1960s and went on to achieve many accomplishments as a strong and well-respected competitor. He was a 27-time All-American Team member. Harold attended 24 World Skeet Shoots, 26 Zone 4 Shoots and won many Texas and North Carolina Championships to include Texas State first team from 1984-1997. In 1997, after 40 years of government service as an Air Force Technical Engineer on the B-1 Bomber, Harold retired and returned to his home in North Carolina, continuing to shoot and win many North Carolina State and local championships. Harold also won the Krieghoff Masters .410 gun championship in 2005 as one of his many highlighted accomplishments to include his standing 1987 2-Man Team Sub-Senior world record score in the .410 with his teammate Jack Johnson with a 197×200. Harold was inducted into the North Carolina State Hall of Fame in 2010 for his many career championships that spanned over 40 years and his 248,949 lifetime targets shot.

      Stuart Brown remembers Harold Powell as one of the smartest, kindest, humble and most generous men he’s ever known. “His strong conservative values, larger-than-life personality, dedication to his family and friends, and his love for shooting skeet were the foundation of the respect I have for him,” said Brown. “He taught and shared with me so many things I don’t have enough space to write about them all. I am a better man in many ways on the skeet field and, more importantly, off the skeet field with life’s challenges because of his influence in my life. I know that God now has strong addition to his leadership team in heaven. I will miss Harold, my friend.”

      Harold was known as a fine gentleman of our sport and true ambassador of skeet throughout his years of competing. He loved his wife Doris and his family who proudly supported him throughout his shooting career. NSSA extends its sympathies to Harold’s friends and family.
      The North Carolina and NSSA skeet shooting community lost a great competitor and friend on March 21. Harold Powell from Goldsboro, North Carolina, passed away at the age of 82. Harold was a member of Seymour Johnson A.F.B. Gun Club for over 50 years and Ft. Bragg Gun Club for over 15 years.

      Harold began shooting skeet in the early 1960s and went on to achieve many accomplishments as a strong and well-respected competitor. He was a 27-time All-American Team member. Harold attended 24 ... See more
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      NSSA Member Harold Powell Passes