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Shooting Sports for Women: A Practical Guide to Shotgunning and Riflery for the Outdoorswoman Hardcover – October 1, 1996
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Outdoors writers Morrow and Smith (Woodcock Shooting, Stackpole, 1988) have written a women's introduction to hunting and shooting with both rifles and shotguns. Emphasizing hunting, they explain the parts of a gun, safety, clothing, etiquette afield, dogs, conservation issues, and much specific information on techniques for hunting quail, grouse, ducks, deer, and more. Two chapters explain shooting sports such as skeet, clays, and targets. The book shines in the sections on shotgun technique and hunting and in the annotated directory of sources, which is actually fun to read. However, the book would have benefited from better organization, clearer and more appropriate illustrations?especially in the chapter on gun parts?and more appropriate decisions on content (e.g., why are there three pages on the clothing that two male hunters wore?). The definitive book on this subject has yet to be written. Still, this work is recommended for public libraries wherever interest warrants.?Kathryn Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B.C.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Recent surveys indicate that many women make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. shooting sports market. The number involved has been rising at the rate of a half million participants per year. This very practical guide for outdoorswomen, covering both shotguns and riflery, is especially designed for those new to the shooting sports. The basics of firearms handling and shooting safety, as well as clothing and gear, are discussed in detail. There is also excellent advice relating to types of rifles and shotguns, how to find the proper fit, and purchasing them. Shooting stances and techniques are described as they relate to those afield as well as participants in shooting games, such as trap, skeet, and sporting clays. A convenient and quite comprehensive directory of sporting associations, shooting instructors, publications, dealers, gunsmiths, and shooting preserves is provided. Fred Egloff
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