Handicap Skeet Shooting Competition

By  | 

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - As targets fly, shooters aim to win skeet competition at the Heartland Public Shooting Park.

Officials said people really enjoy the handicap shooting schedule they have.

"So that even though people are shooting different gauges of guns and are in different classes, we handicap it so that we can determine one shooter to be the winner; and then they have a handicap traveling shoot trophy," Heartland Public Shooting Park Skeet Chairman Wayne Bennett said.

One participant, Max Werner, has been shooting skeet for about four years.

"I come back because there's different competitors I face against and it's always competitive against other people and it's a lot of fun," Werner said.

He has a few wins under his belt.

"I won the state championship last year and the national championship the year before that," Werner said.

Shooters encourage others to participate in this competition at least once.

"A lot of people don't think good of guns, but it's not the gun, it's the person holding the gun and guns can be used for things like this," Werner said.

Officials said everyone has a great time during the competition.

"It's fun," Bennett said. "You get to come out and break targets, you don't have to kill anything and you don't have to clean birds." "It's just good, clean fun," he added.

If you are interested in learning more information about the shooting competition, you are encourage to contact officials at the shooting park.