Latvian Anglers & Hunters Club
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What is trap shooting?

Trap shooting is one of the three major forms of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shotgun shooting at clay target). The others are Skeet shooting and sporting clays). There are many versions including Olympic Trap, Double Trap (which is also an Olympic event), Down-The-Line, and Nordic Trap. American Trap is most popular in the United States and Canada, primarily as sanctioned by the Amateur Trapshooting Association.

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What is skeet shooting?

Skeet was invented by William Harnden Foster, an avid grouse hunter, in 1915 as a sport called Clock Shooting and evolved to its current setup by 1923. In 1926 a contest was held to name the new sport, and Gertrude Hurlbutt named it skeet, which is derived from the Scandinavian word for "shoot". During World War II, Skeet was used in the American military to teach gunners the principle of leading and timing on flying target.

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What are some typical terms that I will hear at the club?



bullet lode
cross-bow arbalets, stops
pellets skrotis
clay pigeon māla balodis
pull dod
rifle šautene, plinte
shell patrona
shotgun bise
target mērķis
sport shooting sportings, sporta šaušana
clay target shooting stenda šaušana
trap shooting tranšejas stenda šaušana
skeet shooting apaļā stenda šaušana
double trap shooting dubultais traps

What are the Latvian, English and Latin names for some animals that you can fish and hunt in Canada and Latvia?




badger āpsis Meles meles
bear lācis -
beaver bebris (in Latvia) Castor fiber
  bebris (in Canada) Castor canadensis
boar, wild meža cūka Sus scrofa
carp karpa -
coyote koijots -
deer (doe) stirna -
deer (buck) briedis -
roe deer stirna (in Latvia) Capreolus capreolus
white-tailed deer stirna (in Canada) Odocoileus virginianus
duck pīle -
elk staltbriedis Cervus elaphus
eel zutis -
fox, red lapsa Vulpes vulpes
goose zoss -
grayling alata Thymallus thymallus
grouse, wood mednis Tetrao urogallus
grouse, black rubenis Tetrao tetrix
hare zaķis -
herring siļķe -
lynx lūsis Lynx lynx
mackerel skumbrija -
marten, pine caune Martes martes
moose alnis Alces alces
northern pike līdaka Esox lucius
opossum oposums -
partridge irbe -
pheasant fazāns -
pickerel (chain) līdacēns Esox niger
pigeon balodis -
ptarmigan irbe -
rabbit trusis -
raccoon dog jenots -
red snapper asaris -
salmon lasis -
sheatfish sams -
snipe mērkaziņa -
squirrel vāvere -
trout forele -
turkey tītars -
wolf, timber vilks Canis lupus
woodcock sloka -
yellow perch asaris -