Ducks Unlimited Senior Regional Director Bob Butler, Arkansas State Chairman Matt Robinson, and Arkansas DU volunteer Phillip Carlisle teamed up with Representative Mark Perry (AR) and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission youth shooting sports program to host the state's first youth trapshooting fundraiser earlier this year. This event took place at a brand-new Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Arkansas. More than 400 youth shooters and their families participated in this one-day competition.
Shooters of all skill levels were welcomed at the event. Ducks Unlimited awarded prizes to the event's top performers, and all participants received a DU Greenwing youth membership. In addition, the event raised $5,000 to support the organization's conservation mission. Due to the success of this inaugural event and the tremendous interest from youth shooting teams across the state, Arkansas DU plans to hold a secondannual youth trapshooting event in April 2015.