Young shotgunners invited to first Fall Classic Trap Shoot

LINN CREEK, MO (MDC) - Hundreds of young shooters from across the state will descend on this Camden County community Sept. 27 to vie for honors in the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance's (MYSSA) first Youth Fall Classic Trap Shoot.

The event will be held at the 60-field Missouri Trap Shooters Association (MTA) facility near Camdenton. It will include categories for collegiate, high school, junior high, FFA, women, and clubs, including 4-H, Boy Scouts, and Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

Competitors will shoot 100 targets from the 16-yard line. Prizes in each category will include plaques and belt buckles. All shooters will be eligible for door-prize drawings. Shooting equipment vendors will be on site to display and sell their goods.

Following the awards ceremony, the 30 highest-scoring competitors will be invited to a reception with state dignitaries, including Miss Outdoor Missouri, and representatives from the U.S. Olympic shooting program.

Registration is open until Sept. 21 at the MTA Association website at: Click on the Youth Fall Classic tab for details.

MYSSA Executive Director Jan Morris said the youth trap shoot will be an annual event. The MYSSA is an organization of affiliates representing most of the major youth shooting and hunting programs in the state. Visit its website,