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Becky Yackley

Find Friendship and Sportsmanship in the Shooting World


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But sports are about YOUR abilities, and not about what artifices can create equality. Sports test what YOU can do, both physically and mentally. A sport that levels physical differences to bring men and women into competition together is shooting. Not all types of shooting, and not all the time – there are always outliers […]

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Becky Yackley

Building Responsible Gun Owners – One New Shooter at a Time by Becky Yackley


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So, get your kids and new shooters involved in competitions – from trap and skeet, to USPSA, 3 Gun, and other practical and action shooting events. In shooting, there is something for everyone.

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Nikki Boxler

How to Get Youth More Involved in the Outdoors


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Forgive me for sounding like the “back in my day…” old lady but, I often times find myself reminiscing of the good old days where I spent most of my youth outside on a tractor or riding a horse! Now I’d be lying if I claimed technology hasn’t tightened its grip on many aspects of my […]

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Live the Legend

Aim Event – Sparta, IL


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AIM is the official youth program of the American Trapshooting Association (ATA) and the event kicks off what is a spectacular several weeks of shooting as The Grand American World Trapshooting Championships (known simply as the Grand American to competing shooters). That event takes place Aug. 2-12. Trapshooting, and the shotgun sports in general, are […]

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Becky Yackley

Travel to Shoot – Find Experiences Beyond Your Local Range


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Cotton fields, ocean creatures, sand in their toes and snow under skis – they’ve seen a lot! The top of the continental divide on snow, midnight runs in a medieval city in Urbino, Italy, to Russian White Nights in St Petersburg, to a sea fortress in Finland .  Shooting has shown them sights beyond their […]

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Becky Yackley

Summer Break – Time for Some Shooting With the Kids


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And to answer why kids SHOULD have those Nerf guns – they’re fun. Sure, every mother of boys vows to never let another one enter the house, but when Christmas comes and they are drooling over the “mega, super, gazillion-round foam blaster”, you know you’re gonna cave. So set some rules and make it a […]

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Becky Yackley

The Shooting and Hunting Sports See a Surge in Female and Youth Participation


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Sometimes women do this alone. Sometimes as part of a team. But strong women work. Strong women take responsibility for family safety, for putting food on the table. Strong women go hunting with their husbands and sons. Strong women own guns and enjoy trap shooting and turkey hunting. It’s as American as baking an apple […]

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Melissa Bachman

Supporting Our Youth by Melissa Bachman


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Kids were abundant and the activities available for them to participate in were incredible. First, there was a kids fishing tournament on lake Winnebago where the local pros brought kids out and let them compete. They were up bright and early, fished until noon and I was lucky enough to be on the stage to help […]

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