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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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Trapshooting achieved considerable popularity throughout America by the early twentieth century.
Two years ago, a family friend invited Adam to participate in a Wednesday evening trapshooting league at a local gun club.
A joint public announcement made last January by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) assured the nation's target shooting community shooting events scheduled for this summer will continue at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex, Sparta, Illinois.
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP), part of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, has announced its new partnership with the Pacific International Trapshooting Association (PITA) to promote youth shooting sports opportunities.
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.
You know you've done something right when your daughter asks you to pass up a shot at a healthy deer because there's another out in the field that is "limping along." You also know you've done something right when your son shoots his first "Straight 25" at the Empire State Amateur Trapshooting Association shoot.
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.
Reynolds won awards for both shooting and for editing "Trapshooting 101," Ashley Blackstone's "Angela's Tree" won for general assignment reporting, and Charles Crowson's "Icy Roads" won in the spot news category.
NSSF recently announced the program at the national championships of the American Trapshooting Association's youth program called AIM.
of Mattapoisett, state vice president and delegate to the Ohio-based Amateur Trapshooting Association of America.