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TRAP ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SMOKEIT, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    .......What is the origin of the word "Trap" as it relates to trap shooting?...SMOKIT
     
  2. YODA100

    YODA100 TS Member

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    When trap shooting first started in the late 1700's it was done with live birds. The birds were released from what was called a trap. The name stuck apparently.
     
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    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Yoda--Makes sense...SMOKIT
     
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    ... and "Pull" was to open the "trap" and let the birds fly..
     
  5. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I thought the origin of trap had birds released from under "hats"...

    Jay
     
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