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$100 bonds, shotguns, other awards await young KS shooters; Sept. 14 entry date

From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

-- On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Kinsley Gun Club will host its 17th Annual Kids Klassic trap shooting tournament for young shooters. Each youngster will fire at 100 targets.

A $25 entry fee will include a custom T-shirt, lunch, and a chance to win a door prize, including a Remington 1100 Classic Trap shotgun, a Tri-Star SB shotgun, and one of two Remington .22-caliber rifles — all provided by area businesses and the shooting fraternity. The entry fee does not include shells.

Shooters will compete for trophies, Olympic-style medallions, shotgun shells, and other prizes in four age groups for individuals and five-person teams. Ten $100 savings bonds will be awarded by drawing, so everyone has a chance to win. Other awards include 19 flats of shotgun shells and individual trophies for four age groups with special awards to 4-H members. The top three five-shooter teams earn trophies and shells. A trophy and prize will be reserved for the top girl shooter, as well.

While everyone high school age and younger is welcome to attend, participants who enter must be strong enough to handle a shotgun safely and are expected to know the basic rules and etiquette of trapshooting. The shoot is not for beginners.
 
Entries (including T-shirt sizes and number of adults for lunch) must be received by Sept. 14. To enter, receive an official program, receive more information, or find out where to practice close to home, phone toll free at 1-888-324-5445, email
franko@gbta.net, or write to Frank O’Brien, P. O. Box 351, Lewis, KS 67552.

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