Foundation trap shoot to benefit youth shooting sports

Foundation trap shoot to benefit youth shooting sports

JACKSONVILLE (AGFC) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will host its third annual trap tournament at the AGFF Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 12.

According to Chuck Dicus, AGFF president, proceeds from the benefit tournament will help fund the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission program developed to encourage young people to get involved in the shooting sports and learn firearms safety.

Any five-person team is eligible to compete in the open division, regardless of skill level. Sponsorships also are available to back youth teams from AYSSP.

"We've raised sponsorships for 10 youth teams from AYSSP and some of these kids can really shoot," Dicus said. "If someone wants to offer another sponsorship, we have a few more teams we can round up who are excited to compete."

The first place team in the open division will receive $1,000, and the top individual shooter of the tournament will win a new Remington 11-87 20-gauge shotgun in camouflage finish. Entry fees are $500 for an open division team or sponsor a youth team. Participants will receive lunch, shells and door prizes.

"Anyone who wants to enter or sponsor a team can call us by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, and we can work with them to get them in the tournament Saturday morning," Dicus said. "I'd encourage anyone with any interest at all to come and see for themselves just how good some of these younger shooters can be and enjoy the excellent range in Jacksonville."

To enter, call 501-223-6468 or email