May 29 2009

The family that shoots skeet together, stays together

by in North America, United States


I flew back to Southern Illinois over Memorial Day to visit my relatives and celebrate my cousin Katie’s graduation from high school. On Saturday morning some of us went skeet shooting at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta.


The complex is so big that my uncle has a “gun cart” to get around it. As you can see, it holds shotguns instead of golf bags.


Katie and I


And with my brother, uncle, and dad.

That was the first time I’ve been skeet shooting and it was really fun, despite the fact that I only managed to hit one clay pigeon. I’ve found a place out here in Northern Virginia that has shotgun sports, so I think I’ll take a lesson there in June. Maybe then I can hit two clay pigeons.


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3 Responses to The family that shoots skeet together, stays together

  1. From Valerie M:

    Hello Lindsay!
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    Best,
    Valérie M.

    Posted on June 2, 2009 at 5:04 am #

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