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60 kids take part in Grand Forks Youth Trap league

Narria Neubert, 10, of Grand Forks takes aim at a flying clay target Monday July 21 at the Grand Forks Gun Club. (Luke Franke/Grand Forks Herald)1 / 3
Vice President of the Grand Forks Gun Club Jim Shulind gives Narria Nuebert, 10, helpful instructions for effectively shooting clay targets. (Luke Franke/Grand Forks Herald)2 / 3
Narria Neubert, 10, of Grand Forks, receives rounds from Vice President of the Grand Forks Gun Club Jim Shulind. (Luke Franke/Grand Forks Herald)3 / 3

Narria Neubert, 10, of Grand Forks took aim at a flying clay target July 21 at the Grand Forks Gun Club.

She and about 60 other kids ranging from ages 9 to 18, area part of the 10-week Grand Forks Youth Trap League that takes place every summer at the club. The league, while not competitive, gives kids a chance to learn and test their skills shooting trap targets while also learning about gun safety.

At last week’s league night, the gun club’s vice president, Jim Shulind, gave Neubert instructions for effectively shooting clay targets (second photo).

With interest in the sport of trap shooting dwindling over the years, he said he and the club has been fighting hard to increase interest in the area and to also promote trap shooting at local high schools.

“We want to get as many kids involved as possible,” Shulind said.

He has been teaching kids the sport of trap for 36 years at the club and shows no signs of stopping.

“I think I have more fun than the kids do,” he said.

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