Competition and weather heat up in San Antonio during International Trap Championships

Competitor at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Shooters at the ACUI Clay Target Championships changed up sports today, putting skeet on hold until tomorrow and moved to the International Trap Championship.

International Trap, like International Skeet, is considered more difficult than its domestic cousin. International shooting events in general are tailored to be more of a challenge than their domestic versions.

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Texas A&M University's Brandy Drozd takes Ladies' International Skeet title

Ladies International Skeet shotgun final at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas - Yesterday's mens and ladies International Skeet finals began as natural light began to fade at the NSSA-NSCA National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.

One by one, the top six men and women from the day's match were called to settle 2013's individual titles. A final round of skeet and shotgun. Well... unless there was a tie.

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College kids and their shotguns from day 1 at the 2013 ACUI Clay Target Championship

Shooter takes aim in International Skeet during the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - While clouds, wind and the threat of rain loomed over yesterday's International Skeet Championships, hundreds of shooters powered through their rounds of skeet to complete 1/4 of the ACUI Clay Target Championships.

For a competition with so many shooters from so many teams, you may be wondering why group photos seem so varied in the schools represented. Why aren't teams shooting together? It's in the rules, of course. Shooters are randomly squadded in International Skeet. ACUI plugs everyone into the computer, hits a button, and squadding is done.

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Lions on the way to their tenth consecutive overall ACUI Clay Target championship

Clay target leaves a low house at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - The International Skeet Championship churn on as hundreds of shooters compete not only for their school's team standing, but for individual glory as well. Beginning early this morning, competitors go through four rounds of skeet, attaining a maximum score of 100.

There aren't any perfect scores yet, but we got close when Lindenwood's Dustin Perry shot a 98 earlier this afternoon. Perry remains in the lead for the men's championship as everyone else shuffles into line before the top six shooters are selected for one more winner-take-all round of skeet.

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International Skeet Shotgun Championships kick off the 2013 ACUI Clay Target title hunt

Clemson University shooter at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Clouds hang low over the National Shooting Complex while light sprinkles of rain mist upon the darken fields. Shooters at the ACUI Clay Target Championships are not exempt from the drizzle. It is not the ideal sunny and warm late-March Texas weather everyone expected, but it's far from intrusive enough to cause any delays. These kids are ready to shoot.

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Weekend of collegiate Trap and Skeet shooting begins in Texas' Alamo City

ACUI Shooters look on during American Skeet

San Antonio, Texas - March Madness takes hold as hundreds of student athletes descended upon city of San Antonio for the 45th Annual Association of College Unions International's Clay Target Championships. The Shotgun Championships.

Unlike the NCAA Basketball Tournament, there will be no buzzer beaters, full court press or Sports Center highlights. We have a brand of excitement all our own.

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From the Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Wingshooting Clinics Scheduled at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area and the Decatur Gun Club

Clinic sessions planned for April 13-14 at JEPC and May 4-5 at the Decatur Gun Club

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is sponsoring wingshooting clinics for hunters on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14 at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek (JEPC) State Fish and Wildlife Area and at the Decatur Gun Club on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5.

Two 4-hour wingshooting sessions are available on each day. Morning sessions run from 8 a.m. until 12 noon, and afternoon sessions run from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The clinic sessions will be taught by instructors certified by both the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) and the IDNR. The clinics are designed to improve the wingshooting skills of hunters. Hunters interested in improving their ability to hit moving targets with a shotgun are encouraged to attend. In addition, hunters will have a fun time shooting with friends or new acquaintances with similar shooting abilities.

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Friends of NRA travels to Massachusetts and Vermont for a little education and a lot of fun

Friends of NRA's Matt Duff visits New England patriots on Outdoor Channel

Fairfax, Virginia - This weekend you can catch Episode 7 of Friends of NRA on Outdoor Channel. For three seasons we've followed Matt and Jessie Duff around the country, and now the world, as they the meet the inspiring ways people show their support for the NRA. Each episode we learn a little more about the NRA family and we've only just scratched the surface.

Last episode our dynamic duo trekked the Oregon coast and squeezed in a white water rafting trip. This week it's back to the East Coast as Friends of NRA is in search of New England patriots.

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NRA welcomes Triggers host Wil Willis to examine and shoot shotguns at the headquarters range

Browning Auto-5 and pump action shotguns at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Producers for the Military Channel's Triggers: Weapons that changed the World came to NRA Headquarters for a look at our shotguns. But a look is only so much fun. To get the full effect, to appreciate the design, the craftsmanship, the power ... you really have to shoot these shotguns.

So that's just what we did.

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