People new to target shooting and looking for an opportunity to give it a try, as well as seasoned veterans, are invited to a public trap shoot from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5.  

The event is hosted by the Maquoketa Valley Chapter of the Izaak Walton League at its club house, 20374 22nd St. in Maquoketa, in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).  

“If you don’t have a shotgun to use, come out, and we will get you fixed up so that you may participate,” said Tom Lane, Maquoketa Valley Chapter president.

The shoot is part of August’s National Shooting Sports Month, created to encourage participation in the shooting sports and emphasize firearms safety.

“We are truly excited to see NSSF promoting National Shooting Sports Month,” Lane said. “This is the perfect incentive for our regular range customers to introduce someone new to the sports they enjoy and for those who haven’t been out target shooting lately to get back out to there for some practice. So, if you’re a fan of the shooting sports or just want to give target shooting a try, come visit us to see what we have to offer.” 

Whether people are experienced target shooters, hunters or just becoming interested in acquiring a first firearm and learning how to shoot, NSSF invites them to head out to the range during National Shooting Sports Month so they can improve their shooting and firearm safety skills. 

 “Last year’s National Shooting Sports Month was a tremendous success, thanks to hundreds of ranges and retailers across the country reminding people about the fun and excitement of target shooting,” said Zach Snow, NSSF director, retail and range business development. “We’re thrilled to have the Maquoketa Valley chapter join in the celebration of the shooting sports this year.”

Visit letsgoshooting.org  and www.nssf.org for more information,

The mission of the Maquoketa Valley Izaak Walton League Chapter is to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization. Visit https://sites.google.com/view/maquoketa-valley-izaak-walton for more information.