Photo by Dave Buchanan

DeWayne Mounce, Remington pro staff, gives a lesson on shotgun skills to Jenni Henry, director of development and marketing for the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, during an afternoon at Capitol City Sporting Clays in Menoken, N.D.

Sport shooters

Americans participating more often in target shooting

Women are bringing a new face to the traditional profile of shooters, according to a recent study from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The study, conducted by Responsive Management for the NSSF to analyze sport-shooting-participation trends, says recent newcomers to shooting are more likely to be a nonhunting, young (generally 18 to 34 years old) female living on the urban side of the urban-rural continuum.
According to Responsive Management, in 2012, 17.4 percent of the U.S. adult population — an estimated 40,780,000 adults 18 and older — participated in any type of target or sport shooting.

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