Shooting sports take many forms. Hunting is growing in popularity among people interested in local, organic food. Students are honing their skills in coordination and self-control by practicing with their school's trap-shooting team, or emulating their favorite movie characters by trying out archery at summer camp. And Ginny Thrasher (a long-time Ike!) proved herself the best in the world at air rifle when she won a gold medal and set a record high score in the sport at the 2016 Olympics.
Over 100 League chapters across the country own and operate shooting sports facilities, offering chapter members and the public opportunities to practice sports including archery, skeet shooting, and trap. These facilities are also used for firearms safety training, hunter education courses, and youth shooting programs. Many of these programs are endorsed by the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Amateur Trapshooting Association.