The Orvis hunting blog celebrates all things wingshooting, featuring bird hunting news, articles, photos, videos, and podcasts. From hunting grouse in the north woods of Maine, to flushing coveys of quail on Southern plantations, to walking up pheasants in the grasslands of South Dakota, we cover all sides of the sport we love.

That Darned Rabbit: Great Video Tips for Shooting Rabbit Clays


Written by: Eric Rickstad

We clays shooters all know that rabbit clay station all too well; it’s fun but suddenly we feel all bets are off. The rascally thing bounces and jounces across the ground so fast and frenzied and unpredictably, it can leave us scratching our heads. And missing. Here is a short video on how to shoot rabbit clays with more success.

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Pattern Your Shotgun for Turkey Season

Every turkey hunter gets excited about the upcoming season as soon as they see birds strutting out in the fields. So we start doing a little scouting to find some turkey tracks and fresh scratchings, and this gets us even more psyched for opening day. Most of us will check out our old gear and maybe break out some calls and start to practice our calling a bit. Some will get some new gear and look at new guns. We try to get every advantage we can, including buying specialized turkey loads and new extra full chokes. It’s all part of the fun of turkey fever.

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Podcast: Five Mistakes Beginning And Experienced Shooters Make

In this podcast I sit down with Orvis shooting instructor, Pete Kutzer to review mistakes made by beginners and then mistakes made by more experiences shooters.

When It comes to mistakes, I am an expert. I know I learned a lot in this episode. I think you will learn a lot about how to improve your own shooting, too, no matter what experience level you are.

Listen to the podcast by clicking the READ MORE link below.

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