Thursday, February 19, 2009

Skeet Shooting

This picture was taken in 1914, and shows a woman with a shotgun. She appears to be a skeet or trap shooter. I have tried skeet shooting before, but was never very good at it.

I hope you all will tune in for the Mystery Person contest this Saturday, as I have a really good one planned. I am tired of certain people who will remain nameless solving the puzzle in the first few minutes. This week, it will be much harder. It is still possible, but it will be one I doubt anyone will get in the first hour.

15 comments:

  1. There is just something about a woman with a shotgun.

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  2. I like how you've primed us for the Mystery Person with the skeet shooting photo. Both require being at the right place, an alert mind, a keen eye, a quick response, and sometimes a little skill or luck. Sounds like we're getting a good one tomorrow!

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  3. She's definitely my role model. It just goes to show you what can be accomplished while wearing a dress!!

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  4. I like the sly smirk on her face. Would the box around her waist be for additional ammo?

    Sooooo you think you can challenge us this time. Well, we shall see....

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  5. She looks so smart. Any info regarding her identity?

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  6. ok so can we start guess mystery person now since there is a girl and a gun in this picture ill guess Annie Oakley

    the other day i was out with family skeet shooting and never thought my aunts could do it but it surprized me plus my niece who is 6 is pretty good on a long 22 rifle and she hit a few clays with a 20 guage

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  7. Only shoot skeet when they are in season. Same goes for trap.

    And don't forget the license.

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  8. I'm sure skeet shooting is fun, I'm just not sure that she should be doing it in her house.

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  9. Posed in a studio, in the
    photograph's hat?
    Looking forward to
    saturday.

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  10. This might be a picture of the woman who won the contest for naming the new sport "skeet shooting". Her name was Gertrude Hurlbutt; here's an interesting link to read more about it:

    http://www.claytargetsonline.com/skeet_shooting.php

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  11. Heather, Mystery person day is Saturday . . . Are you trying to make this a Mystery person contest:)?

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  12. after getting the skeet an trap home,whos gonna clean em?
    oldbear.

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  13. Heaven forbid, I wouldn't think of making this a "Mystery Person" photo/day... ;-)

    And will somebody dish me up some of that gamey tasting Skeet please?

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  14. Reminds me of a Bob Dylan Song

    When I met you, baby
    You didn't show no visible scars
    You could ride like Annie Oakley
    You could shoot like Belle Star.

    Well, I don't mind a
    reasonable amount of trouble
    Trouble always comes to pass
    All I care for about now
    Is that I'm seeing the real you at last.

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