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Practicing Shooting

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The Billings Rod and Gun Club opened up its skeet and trap fields Sunday to the general public.

Andrew Rath joined in and is in 4H. He recently qualified for the national 4H shooting competition.

"I decided to come just to get some practice in and have some fun, and also to get some pointers from the older guys," Rath said.

The Billings Rod and Gun Club members gave him some pointers and they say it's important to push yourself to be better.

"You know, in the sport of skeet, nobody can beat you," said Mike Hammond, skeet division president. "You have to beat yourself."

They say it's a fun sport too.

"It makes a lot of noise and you break stuff," Hammond said. "You know, it's kind of hard to resist. It's immediate gratification."

Sunday's windy conditions gave Rath the opportunity to practice his coordination.

"It's harder to shoot because the birds are going kind of everywhere," Rath said. "It is good practice because you never know what the weather might be."

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