The gentle ribbing which started in the North Woods over Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock shooting in October extended through the ensuing months with Britney Starr. The taunting spilled over into 2013 and so we decided it’s time to put up or shut up.
This week at SHOT show we will be putting the feud to rest with a mid-week round of sporting clays. The kicker is we’ll be shooting guns that neither one of us has ever fired at a course we’ve never seen. There will be no custom fitted firearms, no home field advantage, no familiarity for use as a crutch.
An initial coin flip will determine choice of shotgun or shooting order. Halfway through the round we will alternate guns since I shoot 20s during the season and Brit shoots 12s. At one station of the opponent’s choosing the shooter will be required to shoot opposite handed. Trash talking, interruptions and distractions are all highly encouraged. Whoever breaks the most clays wins.
The victor will award 100 rounds of newly released Winchester TrAAcker shells to a randomly selected female member of Ultimate Upland (if Britney wins) or a male member of Women’s Outdoor News (if I win). Be sure to sign up for the WON’s weekly newsletter or Ultimate Upland Lodge for a chance to be selected. And every day for a month the loser must tweet “(Winner’s name here) is my Birdhunting Hero”.
Stay tuned for pictures, videos and scores being shared in real-time from the course. And I’m sure the chatter will continue all week at SHOT since Britney just can’t help herself.