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Shooting sports regional competition begins April 30-May 1

April 28, 2021

JACKSONVILLE – After skipping a year because of the sudden arrival of the coronavirus last spring, the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program regionals and state championships are back in 2021. The first weekend of regional competition for junior high and senior high shooters is Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 1, at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.

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.

AGFC moves forward with Warren shooting range expansion

March 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Shooting enthusiasts and hunters will soon have a new facility to hone their skills in southeast Arkansas, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recent approval to enter into a new subgrant agreement with the city of Warren to expand the existing shooting range.

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.

Rabbits, squirrels offer last-chance hunting opportunity

Feb. 5, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Duck season is over, and turkey season is still months away, but hunters looking for one more way to stay in the woods still can find plenty of excitement in small game hunting. Both rabbit and squirrel seasons remain open until 30 minutes after sunset, Feb. 29.

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.

AYSSP finals this weekend to be live-streamed

May 29, 2019

JACKSONVILLE – Teams from Bald Knob, Corning, White Hall and Bentonville will carry top seeds into this weekend’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program Senior State Tournament. Meanwhile, junior squads from Cossatot, Beebe, Cabot and Ashdown are the top seeds in the Junior State Tournament, and both events will be staged at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.