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Handgun silhouette is a pistol competition that started in the 1970s. It is derived from a Mexican target competition that started by shooting at live animals at various distances. Americans had a similar tradition with "turkey shoots". Both traditions have transitioned to inanimate targets, which are easier to score, and are more  uniform than live targets.
The targets used today are derived from the live targets. They are steel silhouettes of chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams. The targets are set on flat bases. They give a satisfying clang when hit. A hit counts for score if the target is knocked over.

 

Ancient Egyptians took hunting seriously. They respected and valued their prey, studied their habitats and habitats, and even worshipped some of them as gods. Stunning tomb paintings and fragmentary manuscripts provide us with a wonderful record of how and what they hunted.

 

Dogs have been our hunting companions for thousands of years but when did this partnership begin? Scholars believe that dogs descend from the gray wolf, Canis lupus, the largest member of the Canid family, which includes foxes and coyotes, but have not yet established where they were first domesticated. Was it in the Middle or Far East or did dogs accompany our ancestors out of Africa? It is more likely that they were domesticated in several places at different times.

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