Trap shooters enjoy successful season

FLORENCE, Wis. – The Florence County Dusters youth trap shooting team wrapped up its first season by attending the Northwest Conference Shootout.

The event was hosted by the Langlade County Trap Club on the outskirts of Antigo, Wis. Six conference teams were represented with a total of 80 youth shooters participating. The two disciplines shot for scoring were the 50 Bird American Doubles and the 100 Bird American Trap.

The Dusters from Florence were well represented. Nine of the 11 team members participated in the inaugural event, taking home a number of awards. In the 50 Bird American Doubles, the Dusters took home the High Overall Individual, High Overall Intermediate-Entry Individual, High Overall Team Intermediate-Entry and 1st Place All Class Team.

In the 100 Bird American Trap shootout, Florence was able to bring home the 1st Place Intermediate-Entry Team, 2nd Place Individual Overall and 3rd Place Overall Team.

Results and scores for all shooters can be found on the website.

“The entire team would like to thank everyone who has stepped forward and helped either with volunteered time and/or monetary donations,” a spokesman said. “A special thank you goes out to Ed Borske of the Big 4+ Sportsmen’s Club in Long Lake and Mark Grandaw of the Dunbar Sportsmen’s Club in Dunbar. Without their help, support and guidance none of this would have been possible.”

Although the team is called the Florence County Dusters you do not have to live or attend school there to participate. This shooting sport opportunity is available to all area youths grades 7-12 with a hunter safety certificate.

If you are interested in youth shooting or would like more information please visit the Scholastic Clay Target Program page at The group will be reassembling sometime in September. Information on this will be distributed to local schools and newspapers.