• Over $2,121,267 has been raised and spent by local chapters.
  • Spent $1,128,666 on habitat improvement projects.
  • Spent $299,833 on educational programs and literature.
  • Spent $134,000 to purchase 1,876 acres of land or conservation easements.
  • Spent $5,300 to support hunter safety classes and initiatives.
  • Spent $144,582 on wild turkey research.
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Join the NWTF Southwest Metro on their 2nd Annual WITO Event. Enjoy a day of Shooting, Archery, Trap, 22 Rifles, Hand Gun, and Tactical Rifles.

We had 650 kids shoot the range at granite city days and we got 80 new jakes too. The event sponsored by nwtf Stearns county thunder

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton addresses the crowd at the opening ceremonies of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League's 2014 championship in Alexandria on Friday morning. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday helped open what is billed as the world's largest youth trap shooting event.

The governor was in Alexandria to take part in the opening ceremonies of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League's 2014 championship.

A total of 3,948 high school athletes were registered to shoot over the course of five days. Upwards of 15,000 people are expected at the local park during that time, and it got started with the governor addressing the Class A competitors and spectators on a perfect morning weather-wise for shooting.

"It's the fastest-growing high school sport in Minnesota -- over 6,100 participants," Dayton said. "It's just grown exponentially from when it started. Look at it here, 8 in the morning, and this place is just filled with parents and coaches and kids who are learning something they can do for the rest of their life and do responsibly."

Dayton and the Legislature recently approved more than $2 million in trap shooting sports facility cost-share grants. That will go toward developing or rehabilitating public facilities that provide opportunities for trap shooting across the state.
Just got back from helping with the NWTF BB gun range and booth at the State high school league shoot in Alexandria. I'm so glad the NWTF got in on the ground floor and are platinum sponsors of this event. Imagine this, a state high school league sanctioned event where nearly 4000 high school students compete with firearms! The largest trap shooting event in the WORLD, and growing!

Largest youth shooting event in the world! The Minnesota High School Clay Target Championship in Alexandria, MN! NWTF proud Platinum Sponsor!

8/23/2014 10:00 AM  to  8/23/2014   5:00 PM
The NWTF Prairie Toms Chapter will host a Jakes Event at the McCollums Hunting Preserve near Bejou, Mn. The Purpose id youth hunting and wildlife education.
Contact Person: Terry & Theresa McCullum
Phone Contact: 218-935-2468
E Mail Contact: mccollumhp@yahoo.com
8/23/2014 10:00 AM  to  8/23/2014   5:00 PM
The Strutt'n Toms Chapter will Host an Archery 3D Shoot, with fun for those 5 years old to 17 years old.

Keith Carlson : 763-355-8704
E-Mail : kcanoka@comcast.net
8/23/2014 10:00 AM  to  8/23/2014   5:00 PM
Cottage Grove will host their annual Jakes Event. Come out and have some fun, Kids and Adults alike.

Contact Person: Jim Peiffer
Phone #: 651-459-5772
8/23/2014 10:00 AM  to  8/23/2014   4:00 PM
There will be Fishing, Nature Walks, Geo-Cacheing, Firearms101 (Gun Cleaning),and Archery.
Join us for a fun day of activities.
8/23/2014 10:00 AM  to  8/24/2014   4:00 {PM
Join the Straight River Strutters for their Jakes Event in Morristown. The Jakes Take Aim Trailer will be there for your enjoyment.
Contact person: Pat Langenfeild
Phone #: 507-210-0165