NWTF Encourages Children To Learn How To Shoot

By Emily Dwire - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

August 11, 2013 Updated Aug 11, 2013 at 5:41 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – A group of kids gathered out at Izzack Walton League for a lesson in shooting—skeet shooting that is.

It was all part of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) third annual Youth Trap and Skeet.

Organizers say the sport of shooting is on the decline, and that is mirrored by a decline in hunting as well.

So the NWTF is hoping events like this will encourage the younger generation to get involved with the great outdoors.

“My theory is we're on a great Earth, we need to take advantage of conservation and enjoy our wonderful planet, and if kids take up shooting, fishing, hunting, anything related in the conservation world, that is our main purpose here,” said Charita Niedermeyer, Vice President of the National Wild Turkey Federations.

Experienced and inexperienced shooters took part, and of course, safety gear was provided for all participants.




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