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.