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.
It's excellent for pass-shooting geese and open-water ducks.
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.
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.
Ardent winds kept birds on the deck throughout the day, perfect for pass-shooting.