For Immediate Release
Carbondale Woman Wins Another Shooting World Championship
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EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Doris Bush's steady aim and intense focus paid off Oct. 2 when she was crowned champion in the ladies division at the National Wild Turkey Federation's 2010 Wild Turkey World Still Target Championships.
Doris Bush, from Carbondale, Ill., won the ladies division at he National Wild Turkey Federation's 2010 Wild Turkey World Still Target Championships.
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Bush, from Carbondale, Ill., claimed her second career victory in the ladies division.
"I got started shooting when I grew tired of watching my husband compete and decided to try myself," said Bush, whose husband, Clark, is a former world champion target shooter. "It's a misconception that women can't compete out here alongside men. Women should give target shooting a try. It's great to be out here with my husband and make new friends."
Still-target shooting simulates turkey hunters shooting a wild turkey gobbler at 40 yards with a shotgun. Winners are determined by the number of pellets a shooter is able to put in a 3-inch circle on a paper target.
After dozens of rounds of preliminary, qualifying competition on Oct.1, and the morning of Saturday, Oct. 2, Bush joined other finalists later in the day on Saturday as the competition's drama unfolded in the finals.
Bush's scores of 13 and 15 were good enough to defeat the other shooters. She used an "off the rack" 20 gauge Remington 870 shotgun, with a Truglo SSX turkey choke and 3" Hevi-13 shells throughout the contest. She also wore a Shooter's Friend Recoil Pad and the Evo-Shield Shooting System which allow her to concentrate on the shot and not worry about recoil For her victory, Bush won a cash prize and a Remington 1187 shotgun.
Originally known as a "turkey shoot," the NWTF's Still Target Championships were conceived 18 years ago as a conservation effort to help turkey hunters better understand the point of aim and point of impact of their turkey guns.
"The ultimate goal of the competition is to reduce crippling loss and misses in the field, but it's also a great way for equipment manufacturers to improve their turkey hunting products," said Rhett Simmons, NWTF director of special events.
Founded in 1973, the NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Through dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, spending more than $331 million to conserve 15.9 million acres of habitat for all types of wildlife.
The NWTF works to increase interest in the outdoors by bringing new hunters and conservationists into the fold through outdoor education events and its outreach programs - Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin' Sportsmen, JAKES and Xtreme JAKES.
For more information, visit www.nwtf.org or call (800) THE-NWTF.