Benelli/Federal Family Clay Pigeon Shoot Apr 4, 2010

   Every spring we plan out our filming schedule in advance and this year we have two hunts we are really excited about. The first is a hunt that Annetta wanted to do this year with her two sisters.  We are going to take her sisters Angie and Lynette and try to get them their first turkey.  I was visiting with Sean and Jeremy from Big&J Industries earlier this year about this hunt and they volunteered to take the girls out to their hot spots in Nebraska.
   We are also going to try and get our niece Lynn, who travels with us to many of the shows, her first turkey as well. The plan is to take her out on our farm this spring and give her a turkey hunting story of her own.
   To get the girls prepared for the turkey hunts and familiarized with the Benelli shotguns they would be using (The Vinci and The Super Black Eagle II with the pistol grip) I planned an afternoon of clay pigeon shooting with our family. I figured a thousand rounds of blasting clay pigeons would give them confidence going into their hunts.

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Everybody fuels up for the day.

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The thrower gets loaded and ready.

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Annetta readies her Benelli.

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Angie (left) gets ready.

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Eudora (Cally's Mother-in-Law) takes her turn.

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Eudora excited about her shot.

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Trever shows his daughter Jentry how to shoot.

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Megan gets a little help from her brother and dad.

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Annetta enjoys a quick break.

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Lee gets ready.

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Lynetta tries out the Benelli.

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Chazz watches Lynn show how it's done.

   Not to leave the guys out, the testosterone flowed as we had a little friendly competitive shooting of our own.  We had a great afternoon of eating, shooting, and family camaraderie.  From ages nine to seventy three, everyone participated and enjoyed the day.

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From Left: Chuck, Chazz, Trever, Cally, and Spike (far right) get their instructions.


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Cally readies to smash some clay.

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Austin tries his hand.

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Chazz changes stations with the Super Black Eagle.

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Chuck and Spike discuss the side by side.

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At the end of the day, as we were picking up the empties, we could not believe how fast we went through a thousand Federal Trap Loads. Everyone was talking about when we were going to get together and do it again.

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