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Skeet Shooting, A Hobby That's A Blast

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SALISBURY, Md. - If you're looking for summertime fun on Delmarva, you're probably thinking sand and ocean waves.  But there are other ways to have a blast on the peninsula.     

Sunday morning, WMDT caught up with a few skeet shooters during a tournament at the Salisbury Gun Club to learn how to hit a four inch clay disk, flying 40 miles an hour, with a shot gun.

"There's an hour and 15 minutes to shoot a full round of 100 skeets roughly," says skeet shooter, Alessandro Vitale.

Alessandro Vitale, a businessman by trade, who splits this time between Ocean City and Baltimore, also happens to be a pretty good skeet shooter.

"In the age concurrent group, which is between the ages of 40 and 50, I'm currently in the top 20...," says Vitale.

During a break in Sunday's tournament, Alessandro and his teammate, Mark Polek, let me pick up a gun to shoot a few rounds.

After a lesson on safety and technique, it was time to let-er-rip, and he hit the first target.

Jarred realized hitting the bird that first time might've been beginners luck, because about a dozen shots later, no dice.      

"It really is all about looking at the bird...keeping your focus on the bird," says Mark Polek, a Level 1 Skeet Instructor.

A quick refocus, and on the last try, he hit another target.

Jarred might've just found a new hobby.

Alessandro ended-up won the entire shoot Sunday.

There are a number of ranges across Delmarva, where you can not only try your hand at skeet shooting, but also learn about firearm safety.

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