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Archery program popular in schools

by Ed Godfrey Published: March 23, 2013

Teams from schools in Mustang, Fairview, Healdton and Okarche will be making their first appearance in the state shoot on Wednesday.

Shooters on Wednesday will be competing for state individual and team archery titles in three divisions: fourth through sixth grade; seventh and eighth grade; and ninth through 12th grade.

The top teams and the top five individual shooters on Wednesday qualify for the national championships in Kentucky in May.

The success of archery allowed the Wildlife Department to introduce other educational programs in schools, such as hunter education, bow hunting and fishing.

This spring, the Wildlife Department will introduce a scholastic shooting sports program in several pilot schools.

The Wildlife Department already assists the FFA Sporting Clays program, but the new scholastic trap shooting program will be open to all students, not just those in FFA.

“We just want to open it up to everybody,” Berg said.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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