By Kyle Jillson | April 14 2011 15:15

Kids who attend an NRA camp for young shooters have the opportunity to get great instruction and learn some useful tips on the shooting sports.

Youths can learn shooting skills at competition camp

Landon Fellhoelter of Ness City, Kansas takes a shot at Camp Thunder on NRAblog Four years ago, Brandy Dueck of Salem was a most unlikely candidate to oversee a youth competitive shooting camp.

Yet here she is, the director for the 26th annual Col. Allison Junior Rifle Club NRA Junior Rifle Competition Camp on Memorial Day weekend, May 28 through 30, at Four Corners Rod and Gun Club.

"Actually it was kind of funny," she said about an overnight stay that her daughter, Taylor, spent with a friend three years ago. "I guess her parents were members of the gun club," Dueck said.

At a sports show, they had heard about the juniors program at the Albany Rifle & Pistol Club and decided to check it out.

"So they decided to take their daughter, and Taylor happened to be spending the night and went with them," Dueck said, then laughed. "I pick her up at her friend's house, and she says, 'Look, Mom. Look what I did.And she pulled out these targets that she had shot. So I said 'OK,' and she's actually been with it ever since. And she really enjoys it a lot."

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