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Doris Bush is, like her husband, a championship marksman

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Doris Bush of Carbondale is the first to admit she was no Annie Oakley in 2005.

It's not that guns were totally foreign to her.

"I'd gone turkey hunting with Clark (her husband), but didn't shoot anything," she said. "If carrying a gun counts ?"

However, after watching her husband set a 20-gauge world record at the World Still Target Shooting Championships sponsored by the National Wild Turkey...

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Doris Bush Wins World Championship

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I’ve learned a good bit by participating in still target shooting for the past several years. First of all, I’ve learned that a lot of folks shoot better than I do, including my wife, Doris. In just 2 years of competitive still target shooting, she’s set a World Record that still stands and has won the World Championship in the Ladies Hunter Class. She also came very close to winning a second...

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Magic in the Air?

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It is not often that world records are set in any sport or in any event. A world record is just that, an unusual event that has never before happened or at least has not been witnessed or sanctioned. That's what makes the odds of having 2 world records set, 2 years in a row, at almost the exact same time of year, at the exact same place, so unusual!

Whittington, Illinois is the home of Rend Lake, a...

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Smoke & Pellets

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On March 10, 2007 a new chapter was written in the history of National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Still Target Shooting events. That day, Larry Lombard “raised the bar” for still target shooting with a muzzeloader. His score of 26 pellets in a 3” circle was better than any recorded thus far in this new class for still target shoots sanctioned by the NWTF.

The Gem State Chapter of the NWTF...

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World Records Run in the Family

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For the first time in the history of the World Still Target Shooting Championship, a husband and wife simultaneously hold World Records.

Does lightening strike twice in the same place? For Clark and Doris Bush it certainly did! In October of 2005 at the World Still Target Shooting Championship, Clark Bush set a new World Record in the 20 Gauge Open Class by putting 32 pellets in a 3" circle at 40...

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