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see shootingshooting,
firing with rifle, shotgun, pistol, or revolver at stationary or moving targets. The term shooting is also used in Great Britain to mean small-game hunting.

In the 19th cent.
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a shooting sport in which the targets are clay pigeons sprung from traps. The gunner stands at one of several stations located directly behind and a little to each side of a single trap or, in skeet, located along a semicircle with a trap at each end.

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Executives from the business side of trapshooting (e.
The ND neglects to mention that the trapshooting is a competitive Organized Activity.
Caption: Hank Ebert competes in trapshooting, right, and archery, below, at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
HANDICAP: The most prestigious event in trapshooting, it's designed so shooters of different levels can compete against each other on an even playing field.
The SCTP has relationships with national governing bodies for each of the shooting sports its youth shooting program promotes, including the National Skeet Shooting Association, National Sporting Clays Association, Amateur Trapshooting Association and USA Shooting.
CZ also is a co-sponsor of the Scholastic Clay Target Program, the Amateur Trapshooting Association's "AIM" program, and the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) in conjunction with the NRA.
Woolley and her late husband, Harold, co-founded the Pacific Trapshooting Association, and Donna became a nationally ranked trapshooter.
Susan Nattrass (Vashon, WA, USA) - Women's Trap - 7-time Women's World Trapshooting Champion (1974 - 1981, 2006); 6-time Olympian (1976, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008); 4-time World Championship Silver Medalist (1971, 1982, 1991, 2001); 4-time World Championship Bronze Medalist (1983, 1985, 1986, 2005); winner of a Canadian Championship for 41 years; 2-time Silver and 3-time Bronze medalist Commonwealth Games (2002, 2006); Gold Medalist Pan American Games 2007; Bronze medalist 2003
In trapshooting the age-old cure has been to go to a release trigger, meaning you pull the trigger to set the mechanism, then the shotgun fires when the trigger is released.
of Mattapoisett, state vice president and delegate to the Ohio-based Amateur Trapshooting Association of America.
Her award-winning, insightful account of the women who competed in the 1999 Grand American World Trapshooting Championships, "A Grand Event," appeared in the spring issue of Outdoors for Women, a quarterly publication that appears in selected HUNTING subscriber copies and is mailed to members of the Women's Shooting Sports Foundation.