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48th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot Set for May 4-6

LINCOLN, Neb. – A record 2,700 students are expected to compete in the 48th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot May 4-6 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan, Nebraska.

“This great, family-friendly shoot is the largest youth event in the state,” said Shoot Director Terry Brentzel of Oshkosh. “Parents, grandparents and siblings come out in force to support their shooters. It’s fun time for all, with a state fair atmosphere.”

Competition will take place in individual and team divisions. Junior high students (grades 6-8) will shoot 100 16-yard targets on May 4. High school competitors (grades 9-12) will shoot 75 16-yard targets on May 5, then 75 handicap targets on May 6. The high school shooter with the highest combined score will earn the Cornhusker Cup. Competition begins at 8 a.m. each day.

The Cornhusker Trapshoot is open nationwide to all shooters in grades 6-12 who have completed a hunter education course.

The NTA home grounds are located 3 miles south of Interstate 80 exit 312 on U.S. 281. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the NTA are hosts.