THE STORIES BEHIND THE SHOTS

At Federal Premium®, we know the shooting sports are about more than just hitting your target. They're built on the experiences, knowledge and personalities that bind hunters and shooters together.

The Cross Trainer

The Cross Trainer

DAVE CASTRO

Though some might view the shooting sports and physical fitness as separate disciplines, Dave Castro sees them as inseparable. The action shooting competitor and former Navy SEAL serves as Director of Training for fitness phenomenon CrossFit. Learn how he uses physical training to shoot better.

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5 Squirrel Secrets

5 Squirrel Secrets

22PLINKSTER

Squirrels can be challenging to bring down—particularly when you’re armed with a rimfire rifle or handgun and not a shotgun. Federal Premium’s trick-shooting YouTube superstar and lifelong squirrel hunter 22plinkster reveals his top five secrets for making the shot on bushytails and other small game.

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Quail Comeback

Quail Comeback

2017 FORECAST

Northern bobwhites and other quail once flourished across much of the North American landscape. Unfortunately, loss of habitat and other factors led to precipitous declines in quail numbers. Thanks to projects supported by groups like Federal Premium conservation partner Quail Forever, these downward spirals are reversing as quail numbers are again on the upswing.

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The Other Dove

The Other Dove

PIGEON HUNTING PRIMER

They get no respect, but common pigeons—or rock doves—are plentiful everywhere, can be hunted year-round and offer a great way to work out kinks in your shooting form before the “real” fall hunting seasons begin. Learn how to take advantage of this underappreciated species.

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Grand Ambitions

Grand Ambitions

TEAM FEDERAL PREMIUM

Each summer, the eyes of the shooting world focus on the American Trapshooting Association’s Grand American World Trapshooting Championships. Federal Premium’s Rick Marshall and Mallory Stanton are among the thousands who compete in the event—and they consistently shoot near the top of their field. Here’s how they do it.

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