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Doris Bush Sets New World Record

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Edgefield, SC - October 6, 2006 - Doris Bush, shooting a Swarm 20 Gauge Turkey Choke set a new World Record in the Lady's Hunter Class today, at the Grand National Still Target Shoot. Bush, shooting a factory Remington 20 gauge shotgun with a 26" barrel and a Swarm 20 Gauge Turkey Choke, put 30 Hevi-13 #6 pellets in a 3" circle at 40 yards! This is a remarkable feat and bettered the existing record by more than 10 pellets!

Bush started shooting only this year and had competed in several state and regional still target shoots sanctioned by the National Wild Turkey Federation.

On day one of the shoot, she won most of her squads and set a world record. "It was great!", stated Bush. "I've been here several years with my husband and gone with him to other shoots. I just decided that I'd like to try this sport. Clark set a world record last year and I saw how happy everyone was for him. I'm just so pleased that I could come here and do this. I'd encourage other women to try shooting."

Bush joins her husband Clark who set a world record last year in the 20 gauge open class by scoring 32 pellets in a 3" circle at 40 yards. They are the first husband and wife team in the history of the shoot to simultaneously hold World Records in any class.

On July 15, 2006 at the Bass Pro Mid-Atlantic Challenge in Statesville, NC, Clark Bush broke the existing Still Target World Record in the 12 Gauge Hunter (Factory) Class...twice!

Bush, shooting an un-modified Remington 11-87 shotgun placed 38 pellets in a 3" circle at 40 yards. That beat the old record of 35. After a good bit of celebration and taking of pictures the shoot continued. On his next shot in the same class, Bush scored a 39, breaking his own very recently set record of 38! He later shot another 38 in the 12 Gauge Open Class, just 4 pellets off the World Record for that class.

Asked later about his successes, Bush commented, "Some days are just better than others. Everything seemed to work just right. Some of the best still target shooters in the U.S. were here today. I feel very fortunate to come out with some wins and of course to have set 2 new World Records. There have been so many improvements in shotshells and chokes in the last few years. I also know shooters who practice year round, so it's natural that records will be broken."

Guess what...3 months later at the Grand National Still Target Shoot...2 more pellets were edged into that 3" circle to set a new record of 41...then an additional 4 to set another new record of 45.

Records are made to be broken. There's little doubt that the next few years or next few months, will witness additional records set in this popular shooting sport.

The National Wild Turkey Federation is a hunting, shooting and conservation organization with over 500,000 members and chapters in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.

To learn more about the National Wild Turkey Federation, and shooting events in your area, please contact Rhett Simmons at or visit

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