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NOT ONLY was the shooting exhibition put on by Benelli topnotch, but the final shot got the spectators all “fired” up. ment no longer exists, and you’ll miss the shot. “The Easy Sight is a good teaching tool,” Bradley said. “You never hit anything shooting behind it,” said Bradley, which is a bit different than most instructors put it. It’s true, though. Missing behind is one of the most common ways to miss. When you judge your lead to be correct on crossing shots, add a bit more forward allowance to improve your chances of connecting. “Shooting is like any sport, if you do not follow through you’ll miss your target every time,” Bradley said. One must continue swinging the barrels after the shot to be effective. Watch a golfer’s swing to see, perhaps, the most extreme follow through in athletics. A golfer who doesn’t follow through won’t produce low scores. “Estab- lish good, basic fundamentals, and then practice endlessly,” Bradley said. Bradley, who shot cases of .22 cartridges annually for many years to bring him up to the level necessary to be the topnotch exhibition shooter he is, gives sound advice. Fun Game answer: ETHICAL On a sad note, my friend Don Lewis passed away in July. Years ago, Don was on the Pennsylvania Outdoors Writers Association’s nominating committee that nominated me to be Second Vice-President, an elected position I was fortunate to serve in and ultimately go on to serve as the association’s president. Don’s well deserved fine reputation helped me attain those association offices, which are among the highest honors I’ve ever achieved. I did not know Don overly well, certainly not as much as I’d have liked, but I always enjoyed spending time with him at writer’s conferences. After reading and being influenced by Don’s shooting columns in Game News, I was extremely honored to have been selected to share space with Don in Game News when editor Bob Mitchell changed formats and added writers to provide more varied offerings to readers. Don’s work influenced me in what I consider to be the most important aspect of shooting — accuracy. And, related to that, the benefit of practice. I think most of Don’s readers understood the real benefit of Don’s sideline of sighting in rifles for clients. Sure, it provided Don with experience with varied cartridges that most shooters do not have, and that is important, but Don’s sighting-in business was a boon to him in another very important way: He practiced shooting all the time, and as a result he was an excellent shot. Sight picture, proper breathing/breathing control and proper trigger control are the keys to good shooting. What better way to have those skills ingrained than practicing (sighting in) regularly for years with many rifles. Accurate shooting is what counts, and Don’s columns made that clear. Don Lewis will be missed by several generations of readers. And he’ll be missed by this gun writer who is proud to have known him and shared his special space in Game News. OCTOBER 2008 63

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008

Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008
Life & Times of the Whitetail
Contents
The Essence of Whitetails
Hunting for a Greater Good
What a Story to Tell
Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse
The Sandhill Crane Incidents
Nevada Grouse
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist's Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Life & Times of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Essence of Whitetails
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Hunting for a Greater Good
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - What a Story to Tell
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Three Birds, Four Shells, One Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Sandhill Crane Incidents
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Off the Wire
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - The Naturalist's Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Fun Game
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - October 2008 - Crossings
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