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Shooting teams become more popular in area schools

Clay target shooting is trending in Minnesota schools, and St. Cloud-area schools want in for 2015. Sauk Rapids-Rice, Sartell-St. Stephen, Rocori, Little Falls and Albany are among the area school districts that will field clay target teams for the first time this spring. School boards in Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Cold Spring voted last month, […]

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Champion and Federal Premium Create Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarship

The shooting sports lost a tremendous ambassador, teacher and friend in 2013 with the passing of exhibition shooter Tom Knapp. His combination of shooting skills and stage presence inspired an entire generation of new shooters. To honor his memory and continue his legacy of stewardship, Champion® Traps and Targets and Federal Premium® Ammunition teamed to […]

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DNR - Minnesota

DNR announces $1.7 million available for new trap shooting grants

  Trap-shooting facilities open to the public have until Monday, March 2, to apply for matching grants that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will make available to develop and enhance trap shooting ranges. “This statewide grant program will provide more opportunities for youth trap shooters, youth trap teams and adult shooters,” said Chuck Niska, […]

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Anderson: Sport shooters deserve place to call their own

Star Tribune Article- One of the most intriguing proposals the Legislature will consider this session is as American as mom and apple pie. But because it has something to do with guns — actually, it has a lot to do with guns — some legislators will balk at the idea, or oppose it altogether. They […]

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DNR - Minnesota

DNR Large Trap Range Grants

Program purpose: To increase shooting range capacity for youth trap shooters, by providing matching funds to recreational shooting clubs open for public use. Eligible projects: Projects that expand, improve, or upgrade trap shooting ranges. Who may apply: Local recreational shooting clubs in Minnesota that allow public access to shooting. A facility rehabilitated or developed with […]

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2015 Coaches Conference

 Join us for the 2015 Coaches Conference on January 10th in Plymouth, Minnesota! Coaches from current teams, new approved teams, and teams considering joining the League are invited to attend! Click here to email us and find out more information and how to register! *Registration required in order to attend

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2014 Firearms-Related Injury Statistics

The 2014 edition of the Firearms-Related Injury Statistics was recently released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. In the findings from the recent research in the last 20 years (2002 – 2012), the number of unintentional firearms-related fatalities involving children 14 years of age and under has decreased by 73 percent. Firearms are involved in […]

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Little Falls

Co-ed trap shooting to be offered in Little Falls Schools

Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport is trap shooting and Little Falls is jumping on the bandwagon. Community Services Director Steve Larsen said at the Little Falls School Board meeting Monday that 6,100 student athletes represented 185 high school trap shooting teams in 2014. The spring-season co-ed sport will begin in Little Falls in 2015 […]

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Twin Cities Live: High School Trapshooting

The students at Apple Valley High School have helped make trap shooting one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Twin Cities Live photographer and producer, Andrea Mayeux, joined the club to find out why more students are drawn to the new sport.

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