from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The shooting of birds, as wild ducks, as they fly over a station where the hunter lies in wait for them.


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  • Just my own preference of course, as I know lots of folks who enjoy reasonable pass-shooting too.

    Long-Range Shotgunning

  • It's excellent for pass-shooting geese and open-water ducks.

    Heavy Metals

  • Dove hunting offers challenging pass-shooting, it's true, but here it's about much more than that: kids, wives, dogs, camaraderie, post-hunt cocktails, grilled dove breasts and pork barbecue, old custom, and the changing of the seasons.

    The Culture and Tradition of Southern Dove Hunting

  • Unfortunately, the deceptive speed of high ducks and geese compounds the most typical pass-shooting error, which is to measure a long lead too precisely.

    3 Shots at Waterfowl

  • Ardent winds kept birds on the deck throughout the day, perfect for pass-shooting. Chronicle


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