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PHOTOS: Clay targets shattered at North Okanagan B.C. Trap Championships

The annual event saw over 100 competitors come out to to the North Okanagan Trap and Skeet Club

It was a bad weekend to be a clay target in the North Okanagan.

The North Okanagan Trap and Skeet Club (NOTSC) hosted the Art Salt Memorial provincial championships for trapshooting over the Victoria Day long weekend and the event saw a record 81,500 targets break into pieces.

“It was just a great weekend,” said Lisa Salt, NOTSC director. “We normally expect over 70-80 people, but we were well over 100 total participants.”

According to Salt, on the first day of the event, (Friday), shooting went for 11 straight hours (8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.).

“There’s a lot of different categories and classes for shooting and we had people from all over attend,” Salt said. “We got a few from Alberta, from the States and a bunch from the Lower Mainland.”

While notoriously a sport for the older population, younger competitors dotted many of the categories, a welcome sign to Salt.

“A lot of the younger faces are coming from the Lower Mainland,” she said. “They have a really active gun club in Vancouver, with a lot of practice shooters.”

The Club in the Lower Mainland gives out a free clinic the week prior to competition in an effort to get more people interested.

Salt was thankful for the numerous volunteers who helped put on the four-day competition, as it required a lot of hard work. Their next major shoot will be during the Labour Day long weekend in September.

“The Labour Day Classic is next, but we do have a league where we shoot once a month,” Salt explained. “We practice on Sunday and Wednesday’s as well.”

For more information on the NOTSC and to become involved in trapshooting visit

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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