When teaching youth shooters with the SCTP, we often get some calling so softly that the pullers can’t hear them.
We have to remind them that the referees—like everyone else—wear ear protection, and they may not get the target when they expect it if their call is too soft. Conversely, we also remind them at times to not call too loudly, but to do so in an audible tone somewhere in between.
We’ve had some shooters call so loudly that the fields adjacent to ours pull for their shooters on our shooter’s call.
We need to make sure we give the referees a chance to pull good targets for us by giving a good, clear, audible call.
Barry Hartmann is an NSSA Master Level and NRA Certified shotgun instructor who can help you improve your skills at American Skeet and wingshooting. To contact Barry, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at (918)803-2393.