Wyota Youth Shooting Team gearing up for season

Laura Valenti

The Wyota Youth Shooting Team is gearing up for their 2017 season, beginning on Tuesday at 6 p.m. They invite any youth, ages 11 through senior in high school, to join them, meeting on Tuesdays at High Prairie Bird Hunts, near the junction of Highway 32 and Normandy Road, on English Road.

“We practice for 3 months, always at the local High Prairie Bird Hunt location,” stated Kenny Anderson, one of our NRA certified shotgun instructors which operates under the sponsorship of the local Quail Forever chapter. “We compete in the state high school TRAP shoot, the SCTP/TRAP shoot (Scholastic Clay Trap Program) and the AIM  (Academics, Integrity, Marksmanship, a part of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association, ATA) trap shoot.

“All of the competitions take place at the Missouri TRAP Association TRAP field near Lynn Creek, Mo., which is less than an hour’s drive from Lebanon. We have a great time and for our first practice, everyone is welcome to come out and check us out for free. We will supply the guns and the ammo. So if you’re interested, you don’t need a thing, other than an interest in shooting.”

This will be the fifth year for the local team. Last year, eight youths were regular participants on the area team, which is open to students from all area schools, including Lebanon, Joel E. Barber and Conway. Leaders are part of the Quail Forever organization and the youth sponsorship is part of QF’s No Kid Left Indoors program, actively working to get youth involved in outdoor activities. Shooting coaches are all shotgun certified by either the National Rifle Association or the Missouri Department of Conservation.


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