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Illinois Adventure #1602 “Sporting Clays outing at the Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club”

Illinois Adventure #1602 “Sporting Clays outing at the Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club”


ONE SPORT GROWING IN
POPULARITY AROUND THE COUNTRY IS POPULARITY AROUND THE COUNTRY IS
SPORTING CLAYS. SPORTING CLAYS.
IN FACT, OUR PRODUCING STATION IN FACT, OUR PRODUCING STATION
HOSTS AN OUTING EACH YEAR AS A HOSTS AN OUTING EACH YEAR AS A
FUNDRAISER AT THE OAK RIDGE FUNDRAISER AT THE OAK RIDGE
SPORTSMAN’S CLUB IN TREMONT. TODAY IT IS MID-SEPTEMBER,
BEAUTIFUL OVERCAST DAY, GREAT BEAUTIFUL OVERCAST DAY, GREAT
DAY FOR SHOOTING. DAY FOR SHOOTING.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR
SHOOTING SPORTS THAT IS OUT SHOOTING SPORTS THAT IS OUT
THERE, THE SPORTING CLAY THERE, THE SPORTING CLAY
SHOOTING. SHOOTING.
IT SIMULATES DIFFERENT HUNTING IT SIMULATES DIFFERENT HUNTING
CIRCUMSTANCES, I GUESS YOU WOULD CIRCUMSTANCES, I GUESS YOU WOULD
SAY OR SCENARIOS. SAY OR SCENARIOS.
YOU HAVE SPRING TEAL, YOU HAVE YOU HAVE SPRING TEAL, YOU HAVE
RABBITS ON THE GROUND. RABBITS ON THE GROUND.
YOU HAVE GOT STATIONS FLUSHING YOU HAVE GOT STATIONS FLUSHING
QUAIL. QUAIL.
YOU HAVE PASS SHOOTING STATIONS YOU HAVE PASS SHOOTING STATIONS
T AS GOOD TIME OF YEAR AND GOOD T AS GOOD TIME OF YEAR AND GOOD
PLACE TO POLISH UP FOR THE PLACE TO POLISH UP FOR THE
UPCOMING HUNTING SEASON. UPCOMING HUNTING SEASON.
THAT IS HOW WE DO IT UPTOWN! THAT IS HOW WE DO IT UPTOWN!
SOME OF THE GEAR THAT WE ARE SOME OF THE GEAR THAT WE ARE
USING TODAY, I HAPPEN TO BE USING TODAY, I HAPPEN TO BE
USING BANELLI12 GAUGE AUTO USING BANELLI12 GAUGE AUTO
LOADER. THESE ARE GENERALLY LOADER. THESE ARE GENERALLY
DOUBLE STATIONS. DOUBLE STATIONS.
YOU WILL SHOOT TWO BIRDS PER YOU WILL SHOOT TWO BIRDS PER
STATION. STATION.
>>PULL!>>PULL!
>>YOU WANT A VERY QUICK, AUTO>>YOU WANT A VERY QUICK, AUTO
LOADING SHOTGUN OR OVER AND LOADING SHOTGUN OR OVER AND
UNDER. UNDER.
WE HAVE MERCURY RECOIL REDUCERS WE HAVE MERCURY RECOIL REDUCERS
ON END. ON END.
A COUPLE OF OTHER IMPORTANT A COUPLE OF OTHER IMPORTANT
THINGS, EYE PROTECTION, AND THINGS, EYE PROTECTION, AND
HEARING PROTECTION. THE FIRST STATION PROBABLY WOULD
HAVE BEEN AN OVERHEAD PASS SHOT HAVE BEEN AN OVERHEAD PASS SHOT
WHICH WOULD SIMULATE DUCKS AND WHICH WOULD SIMULATE DUCKS AND
OR GEESE SHOOTING. OR GEESE SHOOTING.
NEXT STATION IS SIMULATING LIKE NEXT STATION IS SIMULATING LIKE
A FLUSHING RABBIT AND A FLUSHING A FLUSHING RABBIT AND A FLUSHING
AND OR PHEASANT OR QUAIL. AND OR PHEASANT OR QUAIL.
YOU HAVE ONE TAR DON’T GROUND, YOU HAVE ONE TAR DON’T GROUND,
ONE TARGET IN THE AIR GOING ONE TARGET IN THE AIR GOING
AWAY. AWAY.
IT IS A BIRD TYPE RABBIT IT IS A BIRD TYPE RABBIT
COMBINATION. COMBINATION.
WELL, IF YOU SAW THE WAY I SHOT, WELL, IF YOU SAW THE WAY I SHOT,
THE RABBIT IS — YOU NEVER KNOW THE RABBIT IS — YOU NEVER KNOW
WHERE IT IS GOING. WHERE IT IS GOING.
ANY LITTLE IMPERFECTION IN THE ANY LITTLE IMPERFECTION IN THE
GROUND WILL SEND THAT TARGET, GROUND WILL SEND THAT TARGET,
ONE TIME IT MAY JUMP FOUR FEET ONE TIME IT MAY JUMP FOUR FEET
OFF THE GROUND, AND NEXT MAYBE OFF THE GROUND, AND NEXT MAYBE
NICE AND SMOOTH LIKE GOING DOWN NICE AND SMOOTH LIKE GOING DOWN
THE DRIVEWAY. THE DRIVEWAY.
>>PULL!>>PULL!
>>WHEN YOU GET TO A STATION, THE>>WHEN YOU GET TO A STATION, THE
FIRST THING THING YOU WANT TO FIRST THING THING YOU WANT TO
DO, YOU WANT TO ASK THE ACTUAL DO, YOU WANT TO ASK THE ACTUAL
TRAPPER IF HE IS READY. TRAPPER IF HE IS READY.
YOU WILL GO UP: “TRAPPER YOU WILL GO UP: “TRAPPER
ARE YOU READY?” ARE YOU READY?”
SECOND THING YOU WILL ASK IS SECOND THING YOU WILL ASK IS
“LET’S SEE A COUPLE.” “LET’S SEE A COUPLE.”
YOU WANT TO SEE THE TRAJECTORY YOU WANT TO SEE THE TRAJECTORY
OF THE BIRD. OF THE BIRD.
OKAY, LET’S SEE A COUPLE OKAY, LET’S SEE A COUPLE
THERE. THERE.
WHAT THAT IS GOING TO DO GIVE ME WHAT THAT IS GOING TO DO GIVE ME
MY ACTUAL SWING, WHERE I WILL MY ACTUAL SWING, WHERE I WILL
START, AND WHERE THE BIR ARE START, AND WHERE THE BIR ARE
GOING TO COME FROM. GOING TO COME FROM.
>>PULL! I CAN’T GET THAT RABBIT.
THE TWO DIFFERENT AREAS WE SHOT, THE TWO DIFFERENT AREAS WE SHOT,
A RABBIT AND ONE STATION WAS A RABBIT AND ONE STATION WAS
ACTUALLY MOVING VERY SLOW OF BUT ACTUALLY MOVING VERY SLOW OF BUT
THERE WAS A VERY SMALL WINDOW OF THERE WAS A VERY SMALL WINDOW OF
OPPORTUNITY TO HIT THE TARGET. OPPORTUNITY TO HIT THE TARGET.
O! O!
, BETTER GET OFF THAT! , BETTER GET OFF THAT!
>>PULL!>>PULL!
>>V FLYING THROUGHOUT TREES>>V FLYING THROUGHOUT TREES
SIMULATE FLUSHING QUAIL IN A SIMULATE FLUSHING QUAIL IN A
WOODED TYPE SITUATION OR CHUCKER WOODED TYPE SITUATION OR CHUCKER
TYPE SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE TYPE SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE
HUNTING WOODLAND BIRDS, MAYBE HUNTING WOODLAND BIRDS, MAYBE
GROUSE, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THAT GETS OUT THERE IN A HURRY.
>>READY, PULL!>>READY, PULL!
>>OH, THAT’S THE SPRINGING TAIL.>>OH, THAT’S THE SPRINGING TAIL.
THAT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITES. THAT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITES.
BECAUSE IT GIFTS R GIVES AWE BECAUSE IT GIFTS R GIVES AWE
CHANCE TO GET BOTH TARGETS AND CHANCE TO GET BOTH TARGETS AND
REPRIEVE YOURSELF AFTER A DAY’S REPRIEVE YOURSELF AFTER A DAY’S
SHOOTING. SHOOTING.
WE WILL HEAD OVER TO THE FLURRY WE WILL HEAD OVER TO THE FLURRY
SHOOT. SHOOT.
THE FLURRY IS A TEAM SHOOT, TEN THE FLURRY IS A TEAM SHOOT, TEN
ROUNDS APIECE, 20 BIRDS. ROUNDS APIECE, 20 BIRDS.
THEY CONSTANTLY KEEP THROWING THEY CONSTANTLY KEEP THROWING
THE TARGETS. YOU HAVE TO WORK THE TARGETS. YOU HAVE TO WORK
OUT WITH YOUR BUDDY. OUT WITH YOUR BUDDY.
ONLY ONE SHOT PER TARGET. ONLY ONE SHOT PER TARGET.
SO THE HIGH SCORE WINS. SO THE HIGH SCORE WINS.
OKAY, TRAPPER, LET’S SEE IT. OKAY, TRAPPER, LET’S SEE IT.
WHAT DO YOU THINK, KEN? WHAT DO YOU THINK, KEN?
I WILL TAKE THE TWO ON THE I WILL TAKE THE TWO ON THE
RIGHT. RIGHT.
YOU TAKE THE TWO ON THE LEFT, YOU TAKE THE TWO ON THE LEFT,
AND THEN WE WILL DRAW IMAGINARY AND THEN WE WILL DRAW IMAGINARY
LINE DOWN HERE AND ANYTHING ON LINE DOWN HERE AND ANYTHING ON
THAT SIDE YOUR’S, ANYTHING ON THAT SIDE YOUR’S, ANYTHING ON
THAT SIDE IS MINE. THAT SIDE IS MINE.
>>GOT TO BE ABLE TO RELOAD AND GET
THEM IN THE CHAMBER AND GET THEM THEM IN THE CHAMBER AND GET THEM
OFF. YOU HAVE TO SHOOT QUICK ON OFF. YOU HAVE TO SHOOT QUICK ON
THIS ONE. I LIKE ALL THE STATIONS BECAUSE
ALL OF THEM ARE CHALLENGING. ALL OF THEM ARE CHALLENGING.
THEY GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT THEY GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT
SHOOTING OPPORTUNITY. SHOOTING OPPORTUNITY.
YOU KNOW, AND IT IS A LOT OF YOU KNOW, AND IT IS A LOT OF
STUFF YOU WILL GET OUT IN THE STUFF YOU WILL GET OUT IN THE
WOODS. WOODS.
EL YOU WILL NOT BE IN A TRAP EL YOU WILL NOT BE IN A TRAP
RANGE AND HAVE YOUR STATION SET. RANGE AND HAVE YOUR STATION SET.
YOU KNOW WHERE THE BIRD IS GOING YOU KNOW WHERE THE BIRD IS GOING
EVERY TIME. EVERY TIME.
BIRD FLIES OUT DIFFERENT THAN BIRD FLIES OUT DIFFERENT THAN
ONE TIME, ONE TIME THEY MAY ONE TIME, ONE TIME THEY MAY
HOOK. HOOK.
WHEN YOU COME OUT HERE, IT IS WHEN YOU COME OUT HERE, IT IS
MORE LIKE ACTUAL HUNTING MORE LIKE ACTUAL HUNTING
SITUATIONS. SITUATIONS.
THAT’S WHY IT IS GROWING SO MUCH THAT’S WHY IT IS GROWING SO MUCH
IN POPULARITY. IN POPULARITY.
>>FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE>>FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE
WONDERING, THOSE CLAY TARGETS WONDERING, THOSE CLAY TARGETS
ARE BIODEGRADABLE. TO REACH THE OAK RIDGE’S SPORT
MEN CLUB 309 A A 359-8588.

Comments (2)

  1. Great film! I shoot sporting clays in the UK and this is a fantastic advert for the sport

  2. Oak Ridge is a beautiful well equipped club tucked in the Mackinaw River Valley. They have low ground, high ground, prairie grasses, and woodlands. If you ever get a chance to participate in one of their shooting/hunting clinics, do it!

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