Skip to comments.High school trap shooting teams reawakening Minnesota's aging gun clubs
Posted on 05/26/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
The shooting range was quiet Saturday morning as Jason Kelvie unlocked the gate, raised the faded red flag and began unloading his truck.
Then the teenagers pulled up.
The Lakeville South High School teammates bounded onto the Suburban Sportsman Clubs field, its grass still soaked with dew, scarfing doughnuts, joking with coaches and filling their vests with ammunition.
Are you ready? Kelvie, the head coach, asked Stone Swanson, a junior.
I was born ready, Swanson replied with a raised eyebrow.
Trap shooting teams like this one, part of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, are reawakening aging gun clubs across the state. To make room for Minnesotas fastest-growing high school sport, clubs are expanding hours, building fields and installing new target throwers.
Still, with 6,100 students competing, many clubs are maxed out. Waiting lists are growing.
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Excellent. Godspeed to them all and good shooting.
Why do all the skeets have images of a particular pres__ent on them?
A friend from high school called me because her son was interested in doing this and would I be interested in teaching him the finer points.
You bet I did!
My Grandson took 1st place in the Nationals in his age bracket 3 years ago. Great way for them to learn to handle a gun and good clean sport, lots of girls enter it also.
Congrats to your Grandson!
I’ve met a lot of quality people shooting clay targets.
My grandson started Trap & Skeet in 4H a few years ago and it has grown so much.
They qualified 2 teams for state plus my grandson and another kid shot as individuals. My grandson won.
Thank you, they really enjoy it, very popular in California, which is quite a shocker for those who think were all crazy out here.
This, like golf, is one of the few sports I’ve wanted to try. Haven’t tried either of them so far!
Glad to read about this. I went to a middle school science fair recently, and one of the projects was on the affect target color had on shooters’ accuracy in sporting clays.
Lucky you. Our 4H is liberal as hell...and I’m talkin’ in in the deep South.
KIDS HAVING ACCESS TO GUNS! AAAACK!
This sport looks impossibly difficult to me. Is it as hard as it looks?
Havent tried either of them so far!”
All either of them requires is lots of money and lots of time.
“All either of them requires is lots of money and lots of time.”
Right, that explains it, I aint’ got none of those!
OMG!!! Guns at school!! At least they didn’t point their pistol finger at someone. They would have been suspended.
No it is not. You will meet great people as well. Just go visit a club and asked to be shown around. Minimal investment to get going.
Visit trapshooters.com and read a little.
Have fun, and get your wife involved
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