Missing too many birds lately? Let our wingshooting primer get you back in the game
#1 FINDING THE STANCE
As with golf, the prospects of making a successful shot are pretty slim if your stance isn’t sound and balanced. You should stand so that your lead foot (the left foot for right-handed shooters) is placed slightly ahead of your other foot, pointing just ahead of where you expect to hit the bird. This foot holds most of your body weight and provides balance, encouraging a smooth swing and follow-through; if you don’t have your lead foot positioned correctly, you also risk running out of room to swing or follow-through. Once you’ve positioned your feet properly, swivel your head and torso back towards the bird and prepare to mount your shotgun.