Pleasant Hill Billies embrace target shooting

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PLEASANT HILL - Clay target shooting – a sport that started in 2001 as an after-school program in Minnesota – has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports. It has attracted 43,000 athletes in 34 states and continues to expand rapidly. 

“Roughly 39% of these kids don’t participate in any other activities in school,” USA Clay Targets media director Drew Tri said by phone Friday. “We hear from parents all the time about kids who were close to dropping out who started shooting clay and found a sense . . .