Rifle Team has a blast with competitive shooting
12-year-old Elijah Morton reloads his weapon at a February practice for
the Yolo Sportsmen’s
Association junior rifle team. Wayne Tilcock/
The muzzle of the gun is pointed straight ahead at the targets — 11, 13, 15, 17. Those are not the distances in yards to the target, but the ages of the kids holding the guns.
The Junior Rifle Team, sponsored and administered by the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association, is a team of more than 40 youths, ages 9-18, who practice competitive shooting. Just outside Davis on County Road 29, away from boisterous college life and quiet neighborhoods, these young people polish their skills at the shooting range. Continue Reading