Target Shooting Is Minnesota's Fastest Growing, Safest High School Sport

With more than 8,600 student athletes representing over 250 teams, clay target shooting has quickly become a favorite sport of Minnesota's high school students. It's also one of the safest, with zero reported injuries or gun-free zone violations since 2001.

Target Shooting Is Minnesota's Fastest Growing, Safest High School Sport

With more than 8,600 student athletes representing over 250 teams, clay target shooting has quickly become a favorite sport of Minnesota's high school students. It's also one of the safest, with zero reported injuries or gun-free zone violations since 2001.

Priority number one for participants in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League: safe and responsible handling and storage of firearms and ammunition. Emphasis is also placed on sportsmanship, equal opportunity participation and team-over-individual honors. And, of course, fun – because seeing an orange clay target turned to dust always brings a smile to faces young and old!

Watch this video featuring shooters from the Wayzata High School varsity and junior varsity teams discuss their love of the growing sport.

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