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IN – SHOOTING SPORTS – Guns, Not Politics: Shooting Sports Look To High Schools For Growth

Ally Fulp and Levi Dotson live down the street from each other, and compete all the time. They’re in Levi’s yard, shooting at the clay targets Fulp’s dad sends whipping through the air. The sound of gunfire isn’t uncommon here. The two high schoolers have been target shooting for years. They’re both figuring out where they want to go to college. Dotson could go to one of the best marine biology schools in the country with his grades. But he and Fulp have another focus beyond academics: a school with a trap shooting team. “One of the colleges I’ve been looking at recently actually has a competitive shotgun team which I thought would be really cool,” Dotson says. Fulp and Dotson are part of a high school-sanctioned clay target team. School-backed teams are a growing trend in Indiana and across the country. The Indiana High School Clay Target League started three years ago with one team – this year there are 15.  [full article]

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