From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
-- The 41st annual Cornhusker Trapshoot, the largest trapshoot event of its kind in the world, is scheduled for April 29 to May 1 in Doniphan, Neb.
Junior and senior high school trapshooters from Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota are expected to be among the 1,700-1,800 competitors, with the overall champion winning the Cornhusker Cup.
Competition will take place in team and individual divisions. Junior high students will shoot on April 29 and high school students the following two days.
The Cornhusker Trapshoot will be held at the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) grounds, located on U.S. Highway 281, three miles south of Interstate 80 exit 312. The event is hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the NTA.
"Trapshooting has a very strong following across Nebraska and most of the United States," shoot director Rocky Hoffmann said. "The first Cornhusker began in 1970 with only two squads. It had grown to nearly 375 squads in 2009.
"Thanks to generous contributors, coaches, and the young trapshooters and their families, the Cornhusker Traphsoot is a great event," he said. "Spectators are invited to come out and enjoy the action."
According to Hoffmann, sport shooting is one of the safest sports available to youth and is one in which every student may participate, regardless of size or gender. “Many consider sport shooting one of the true life sports.”