Trapshooting gains popularity at Minnesota high schools

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Nearly 4,000 high school athletes are expected to take part in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League's Championship this weekend in Alexandria.

Trapshooting is the state's fastest growing high school sport with more than 6,000 athletes representing 380 schools, according to John Nelson the Vice President of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League.

"About 50 percent of our kids have never touched a gun before they joined the league," said Nelson. "Now these kids have a passion for shooting sports or for hunting."

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