Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 6, 1968 · Page 27
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PAGE 28 T U C S O N D A C I T I Z E N Bill Quimby CITIZEN OUTDOORS WRITER Backyard Trap Shooting The gunner yetts "pull" and a spring-loaded trap slings a yellow "clay bird" down the range where a single shot from a shotgun breaks it. Sound like conventional trap shooting? It is -- almost. The big difference is that the '/s-ounce of shot from the shotgun is powered by air. There is almost no noise when the gun is fired and shooting can be done, in your backyard as we did in a vacant lot alongside Jensen's Custom Ammo shop yesterday. We were trying out Grossman's new C02 powered shotgun using a novel all-plastic shotshell and breakaway plastic "birds". Grossman representative Dan Worthington of Los Angeles claims the low power, and lack of noise or recoil, should make his company's new shotgun one of the most popular family pastimes to come along in a long time. "As of now, there is not a single state that has laws against shooting it on your own property because it is not a firearm," he said. "I've shot it in downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix. All you need is a safe backstop -- a building or a large lot -- to stop stray shot." Grossman calls the shotgun the 1100, and with good reason. It closely resembles Remington's popular shotgun in weight, feel and appearance. Powered by two C02 cartridges, the gun has a .380 bore and a power Selector that lets the shooter choose the amount of power for each shot. More Than A Toy I have to admit that before' firing the shotgun I felt the price was too high. The gun sells for $49.95. The Skeet kit includes the gun, 25 reusable breakaway birds, 100 shotshells, 10 C02 power cartridges and a portable trap thrower. I had only to shoot the shotgun to see it was more than a toy. My first shot broke the bird neatly at about 35 feet. My next dozen shots were complete misses before I learned you have to shoot fast and hold close because of the reduced range of the gun. Grossman claims the shotgun is capable of 15-inch patterns at 40 feet, but most birds are broken at shorter distances. With practice, a shooter could improve his wing shooting -especially on straight-away flying quail. It could also result in a lot of family fun and give shooting interest to non-hunting members of the group. All you need is about 150 feet of clear area, a couple of competitors and you have all the ingredients of a novel backyard sport. . Grossman isn't pushing the shotgun as a small-game shooter, but there's enough power to knock down a dove or quail within the 40-foot range of the gun. A tin can Worthington clobbered at about 20 feet bounced another six feet on impact and looked for all the world as if hit by a conventional shotgun, proving the new gun is more than just a toy. It's a short-range shotgun and witt require some supervision when the kdds take it away from you. Movie Promotes Outdoors "High, Wild and Free", the movie starting tonight at the Cactus Drive-in, was premiered Sunday night, and with a couple of reservations, is well worth seeing. The exceptions are the instances the photographer and narrator, Gordon Eastman, almost apologizes for killing the animal being photographed. Otherwise, Eastman does a darn good job of graphically showing why hunters hunt and fishermen fish. Scene of Dall and Stones sheep moose, elk, gri2zly and polar bears, plus steel'head and grayling in natural Canadian settings, are well presented. Most of the footage was shot by Eastman alone, using a tripod to put himself into the picture. One scene with a large grizzly had the animal within 30 feet of the camera. The film plays up selective trophy hunting, wildlife viewing and hunting and fishing companionships. Eastman's narration makes it convincing. Javelina Success Stories Alex Jacome and I learned it sometimes pays to keep your eyes open during the off-season for new places to hunt. Last summer on trips to Nogales we spotted several javelina killed by cars as they attempted to cross the highway. All of these pigs were within a quarter mile of each other. We tried the area Sunday and were back at the Jeep parked just off the highway) with two pigs within an hour after leaving. Although our javelina-less friends claim this was purely luck, I wonder how many productive spots such as this are passed up by hunters and fishermen because they are not at the end of a rough road or require a couple of hours of hard walking to get to? Another javelina success story was turned in by the Jim Keck family. Hunting near San Manuel, Keck, his wife Karol and their two sons, Mark (14) and Scott (15) all collected yearling pigs. It was the third time in three years Keck nailed a javelina. Small-game supervisor Paul Webb of the Game and Fish Department claims abundance of this spring's green feed should stimulate Gambel's quail production in May and June. Research has shown winter rainfall contributes to increased quail reproductive success by providing feed and cover for newly hatched birds. This same feed and cover should contribute to better hunting this fall by protecting young birds this summer. Barbara Henderson defeated Betty Tresler in a playoff yesterday to climax the 49er Country Club Women's Golf Association three-day ringer tournament. * * * Five husband and wife teams beat Skyline Country Club pro Jim Silvey and his wife, Ann. The winning team was Mr. and Mrs. John F. Siegel with a net 53 -- seven strokes better than the Silvers. A really fine car plus' COMPLETE CUSTOMER , CARE has made us The Leading /~\ · · ° Opel Dealer 640 NORTH STONE AVENDJE 624-4481 or 6244485 SPEEDWAY AT COLUMBIA 327 5706 Korean Baseballer Becomes Resident Of Giants Camp WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1968 CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP)--, The San Francisco Giants, who .ntroduced a young Japanese pitcher to American baseball a few years ago, now have a young Korean. The Japanese, Masanori Murakami, started with Fresno of the class A California League and returned to Japan after a season with the Giants. The Korean, Won Kuk Lee, 20, a right-handed pitcher, was ligned for the Fresno club. He's 6-foot-3, weighs 185, and had a year in two Japanese profes- ;ional leagues. In the minor Eastern League, he was 2-4; in the major Pacific League he was 1-0 at the end of the season with the Tokyo Orient team. Lee was signed by Gappy Harada, a Giant scout who recommended Murakami and now is operating in Asia. Won's father played baseball at Sensu University in Japan before World War II and his mother was an outstanding volleyball player, a big sport in Korea. Won came to camp with a number of English books to study the language. He learned to speak Japanese in six months when he went to Tokyo to play. This is the Giants' final day of 1968 training in Casa Grande. They'll move camp to Phoenix Thursday, then go to Scottsdale, Ariz., for their first exhibition game with the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Pitching Coach Larry Jansen named Nestor Chavez, Ron Herbel, Hal Jeffcoat, Lindy McDaniel and Ray Sadecki to face the Cubs. Manager Herman Franks, who went to Phoenix Tuesday to tell the Kiwanis Club about the Giants, hasn't announced his lineup. Third base appeared to be a question, with Jimmy Davenport cautious about an ailing back and Bob Etheridge throwing cautiously with a sore arm. Trainer Leo Hughes said both ailments are minor. 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