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Trapshooting championships come to Sparta, Illinois

SPARTA, IL (KFVS) -

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the Amateur Trapshooting Association Grand American World Trapshooting Championships will be coming to the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta on August 7.

The competition runs from August 7 to August 17 at the 1,600 acre complex. It's been held there since 2006.

More than 17,500 shooters are expected to participate. 

There will be 24 competitive events in 11 days.

The AIM Grand National Youth Trapshooting Championships are held from August 3-6.

Some competitors receive college scholarships during the event.

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