- What is trap shooting?
- What is skeet shooting?
- What are some typical terms that I will hear at the club?
- How do you translate the names for some animals that you can fish and hunt in Canada and Latvia?
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.
From Wikipedia; read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trap_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.
From Wikipedia; read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeet_shooting
|clay pigeon||māla balodis|
|sport shooting||sportings, sporta šaušana|
|clay target shooting||stenda šaušana|
|trap shooting||tranejas 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?
|beaver||bebris (in Latvia)||Castor fiber|
|bebris (in Canada)||Castor canadensis|
|boar, wild||meža cūka||Sus scrofa|
|roe deer||stirna (in Latvia)||Capreolus capreolus|
|white-tailed deer||stirna (in Canada)||Odocoileus virginianus|
|fox, red||lapsa||Vulpes vulpes|
|grouse, wood||mednis||Tetrao urogallus|
|grouse, black||rubenis||Tetrao tetrix|
|marten, pine||caune||Martes martes|
|northern pike||līdaka||Esox lucius|
|pickerel (chain)||līdacēns||Esox niger|
|wolf, timber||vilks||Canis lupus|