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  • Pigeon shooting today consists of two basic competitions, columbaire, in which the birds are thrown by hand, and box-pigeon or flyer competition, where birds are released from devices called boxes,

    which in effect are miniature traphouses containing one bird each.

    --Bob Brister, 1977, Shotgunning: The Art and the Science‎, p. 272

    December 25, 2008