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Dove Season Warrants a Skeet Shooting Outing with the Family

DOVE SEASON WARRANTS A SKEET SHOOTING OUTING WITH THE FAMILY

 

Skeet Shooting is a sport that every age can enjoy!

Skeet Shooting is a sport that every age can enjoy!

Yesterday was opening day of dove season in Alabama. Dove are the filet mignon of the air, and we all look very forward to this season. Although the boys brought home more than 20 birds, a few of the boys weren’t too happy with their shooting performance and, therefore, insisted on shooting practice this afternoon.

Scott loves skeet shooting and is so happy that all our boys love it too. It is hard to believe, but everyone of the kids love to shoot skeet! What a heritage their dad has passed down to them.

Skeet Shooting is a sport that every age can enjoy!

Shooting practice is a beautiful thing! Being outdoors concentrating on hitting the target is one of the most relaxing things a a family can do together.

We had a fantastic time…that is after we got the skeet machine to work correctly. We all got 4 shots each for our turns whether we hit one or not. The little girls didn’t want to shoot, but enjoyed eating the snacks and watching the rest of the family shoot.

Anna with Curls

Don’t you just love the little curls around her face. I wish my hair did that!

 

A Cowgirl at Heart!

A Cowgirl at Heart!Everyone hit most of the skeet which thrilled me to death.

My mom and even had a turn! My step-dad, Joe, was ready for the action too.

Even my mom got in on the skeet shooting action!

Even my mom got in on the skeet shooting action!

All the family participates in skeet shooting! What a fun day!

All the family participates in skeet shooting! What a fun day!

It seems so impossible that anyone would be able to hit a moving target and especially when you set the machine to release two at the time.

It's amazing that the eye and reflexes are so quick that you can shoot 2 targets propelling out of a machine before they hit the ground!

It’s amazing that the eye and reflexes are so quick that you can shoot 2 targets propelling out of a machine before they hit the ground!

I notice that if I think too much and plan how I am going to aim, shoot, get the ball on the end of the gun just over the skeet…I miss. If I relax, follow the skeet and just shoot, I hit it every time.

When it all comes down to it, I don’t really care if we hit any of the skeet at all.

It’s the family bonds that are built while practicing towards a goal together that brings me joy.

I love the way the family bonds during our shooting practice! These are memories of a lifetime.

I love the way the family bonds during our shooting practice! These are memories of a lifetime.

Seeing my kids helping each other, laughing together, involving their grandparent’s in their activities (and the grandparent’s not having to sit on the sidelines just watching the kids), and sharing their love of the outdoors are the times I will treasure as memories in days to come.

Seeing my kids help each other is one of the greatest lessons in life.

Seeing my kids help each other is one of the greatest lessons in life.

I hope their love for each other will last throughout the generations and on into later generations after that! What a blessing!!

Happy dove season!

4 responses to “Dove Season Warrants a Skeet Shooting Outing with the Family”

  1. Marc says:

    Seems lime you guys had a great time! Nothing beats spending time outdoor with the family.

    • Stacy Harris says:

      We had so much fun Marc! You are so right. Nothing beats time with the family! Have a great night and thanks for the comment.

  2. Tal says:

    I just found your blog. I think it’s great. Your post was fun to read, my kids are young but in a few years, starting a skeet shooting tradition would be awesome. I was most intrigued by your comment that dove are the filet mignon of the air…I love dove hunting, but they are not my favorite game bird to eat, I will be searching your site for dove recipes…hoping to change my opinion next season!

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