Jordet tells about trap shooting program
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Northwest Iowa law enforcement supervisor Rich Jordet told Estherville Rotarians Thursday about the new trap shooting program at Estherville Lincoln Centra.
Jordet said a total of 10,000 students statewide take part in the Scholastic League Target Program. Locally, students use the Izaak Walton League grounds southwest of Estherville.
The ELC trap team started in March, with 25 students showing up for the first meeting, said Jordet. The team met Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Cost is about $200 per shooter.
Jordet said the intent was to focus on shooters 12 years and older who had already gone through the Hunter Safety course. Pheasants Forever helped buy shells.
Jordet said the local team participated in seven shoots, one every weekend in the area.
He said the three-day state shoot was held this last weekend. Shooters also have the chance to participate in the Iowa Games June 15 and nationals in Sparta, Ill.
Ike Petersen and Jordet are coaches. There are 20 shooters, one female. They fired a total of 11,500 shells.
An associated program is Archery in the Schools, with 18,000 participating statewide. The current world champion is from Maquoketa, Jordet said.