Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Who says guns and schools don’t mix?

Trap shooting is alive and well in Minnesota

Students in Minnesota high schools are flocking a new interscholastic sport — clay target shooting.

Teams in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League aren’t officially sanctioned by state authorities, but that hasn’t prevented the sport from growing like wildfire. Two years ago the league had 13 teams and 243 shooters; this year it has 57 teams with 1,500 shooters representing 100 schools.

And get this — students on the teams pay their own expenses.

Doug Smith has the full story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Hat tip: J.R. Absher at The Outdoor Pressroom.