With dove season right around the corner, hunters are hitting some practice rounds before the real thing. For clay shooting, clay targets are released, and hunters have to quickly hit them from whatever direction they’re coming from.
“It’s wonderful practice, every shot is different. You can go up, down, sideways,” Matt Strother, sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, said.
“It’s a pretty good simulation of what’s going to be in the real field,” Ben Morgan, hunter, said. “They’ll come at different angles, different speeds, so it is realistic and it’s a good time.”
Tyler’s Ducks Unlimited hosted the event at 6S Ranch in Lindale. The organization hosts events like this one to raise money for their cause.
“We’re a wetlands conservation and all of our money goes back to habitat,” J.E. “Yazoo” Thomas, senior regional director, said. “Our East Texas areas are the largest region in the United States. We raise more funds in East Texas than any region.”
A lot of hunters came out to show support for Ducks Unlimited.
“Its a good time, it’s sports, kind of a family fun deal to come out and do this. And you know, it supports a good charity.”
“We appreciate everything from Tyler Ducks Unlimited, thanks to the owner here at 6S Ranch, and we look forward to coming back here next year again.”
Dove season starts on September first, quail season opens in October, and duck season starts in November.