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Youth Shooting Sports Program goes live again with regional, state tournaments

March 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – With so many events being staged “virtually” these days because of precautions centering around the spread of coronavirus, the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program and its coordinator, Jimmy Self, were recently given some good news: live tournaments are back on.

Outdoor Adventures program creates new outdoors opportunities for Arkansas schools, students

Oct. 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, Arkansas schools can now add semester-length programs focused on outdoor recreation that qualify for a Physical Education credit.

Arkansas youths capture multiple national shooting sports titles

Aug. 26, 2020

LINN CREEK, MO — COVID-19 may have caused the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to cancel its regional and state championship trap tournaments during the summer, but Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program participants still showed their stuff at this year’s Grand National Academics Integrity Marksmanship (AIM) Program Shoot at the Grand American Trap Shoot held Aug. 4-14. 

Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Season Canceled

March 25, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has canceled the upcoming season of the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program due to concerns stemming from the current coronavirus status in the United States. All regional shoots, as well as the 2020 AYSSP State Championship, have been canceled.

Donation offers scholarship to top shot at Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program

Feb. 5, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Student athletes considering participating in this year’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program have a new reason to sign up and build their shotgunning skills: the chance to claim a $1,250 scholarship as top gun in the Champion of Champions shoot that will be held in conjunction with the program’s state championship event.

Youths experience squirrel, raccoon hunting at AYSSP getaway

Jan. 8, 2020

CASSCOE – Six youths from towns throughout the state were able to enjoy a weekend of squirrel and coon hunting, trap shooting and more thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program.

Westside finds the zone in state championship trap tournament; Nashville repeats in juniors

June 5, 2019

JACKSONVILLE – On May 4, all of Westside’s senior high trap shooters lined up and, hockey or baseball style, congratulated its region rival, the Black squad from Corning High School, for winning the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program’s East Regional championship. The way Corning won that day, only missing 7 shots out of 250, it deserved the accolades.