Most really good field shots I know are target shooters who love to hunt. Vandemore is no clay target shooter. But, he was drafted out of college by the San Diego Padres. Anyone who can hit a baseball has more than enough eye-hand coordination to hit a bird with a shotgun. Vandemore could always shoot, his friends tell me, but now he gets plenty of practice, too: he starts with doves on September 1 and hunts almost every day through the end of spring snow geese in April. That’s how you become a natural shot without busting clay.