Sportsmen Teach Outdoor Traditions

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The Elk River Sportsman Club and USSA hosted their second annual event in Minnesota on July 8th, specifically catering to children with disabilities, life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings.

The Minnesota Falconers Association started the day by introducing live falcons to families. They showcased two types of falcons and displayed numerous striking pictures, informative banners, and literature. The exhibition was informative and well-received by all.

The children had the opportunity to learn archery and practice shooting at the gun range. They even tried their hand at trap shooting, which was exciting to watch as they aimed to hit clay pigeons.

Dean Brendal, a Sportsman Club member, and veteran, taught the children how to shoot different pistols at metal and paper targets. He expressed his enjoyment of the event, as it was his first time participating, and noted that the children performed admirably by accurately hitting their targets.

Bill Matros, who has been a member for over 20 years, takes pleasure in teaching children how to shoot while increasing awareness about the second amendment. He is dedicated to ensuring that children learn how to handle firearms safely. “It brings me great joy to see the excitement on a child’s face when they handle a firearm for the first time. I hope this experience stays with them for years to come,” he said.

The families rode on a trailer with hay bales, which was a fun way to transport them. The event concluded with a tasty lunch, and both families and volunteers shared their enjoyable experiences.

When sports clubs and organizations that share common goals and objectives collaborate, they promote the sport we all cherish and reinforce our Second Amendment rights.

We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the Elk River Sportsman Club members for generously volunteering their time and lending their facility. We also want to acknowledge the Minnesota Falconers Association, Robinson Fresh, and donors of USSA for their contributions. And lastly, we want to express our gratitude to Terry and Tina Schreifels and Jon and Jenny Schroeder for their exceptional efforts in ensuring the event’s success. God bless!

If you want to get involved or know of a deserving youth or veteran who would like a wish granted, don’t hesitate to contact United Special Sportsman Alliance.