Connors State College recently received an $8,000 National Rifle Association grant, which will fund new trap machines, ammunition, and targets. Brandon Miller, shooting sports coach, said these items will be vital in helping the team meet their goals for the 2017 fall semester. The team also has plans to expand their shooting range in 2018 by adding an additional trap house east of the current facilities.
“This will allow us to handle a larger crowd that wants to enjoy a day of recreational shooting,” said Miller. “We also look forward to being able to host nearly twice as many FFA members each semester at our high school FFA contest.”
Presently, Connors State College hosts around 250 shooters from across the state over a four-day period each semester. Miller said the demand for contests defiantly outweighs the number of contest hosted in the state.
“Our schedule fills up quickly and I hate turning kids down to shoot,” said Miller. “This NRA grant takes a lot of finical burden off of the team and we are very appreciative of their support.”
For more information about the shooting sports complex, visit ConnorsState.edu.