Practice shooting in natural hunting situations.
"As a professional guide, I hunt with a lot of different people. The number one thing I see that would make guys more successful would be a little more time spent practicing their shooting. When hunting is tough and opportunities are few and far between, you need to make every shot count. Go out and practice shooting in a natural hunting situation, shoot your normal waterfowl load, practice shooting coming out of a pit or layout blind, and get out on those wet and windy days and practice in some 'fowl' weather. All these things will make you more effective when you say or hear 'take 'em!'"
—Bill Saunders, Kennewick, Washington