"The giddy 13-year-old boys oohed and aahed as they stared down the black shotgun barrels and aimed at clay targets they imagined whizzing through the air. It was day six of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League championship, the world’s biggest shooting-sport event." This is an excellent pastime for high-school kids. Teach then responsibility, develop eye-hand coordination, and maybe even make the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Archery is also appearing in more American high schools. I always thought Japanese archery would be a good HS sport. Nothing like imparting martial discipline and Zen-like concentration on young impressionable minds.