• Skeet fields
• Clays course
• Meeting house
• The California
• RV parking
• Storage facilities
• One workshop
• Resident manager
• General parking
Team USA Shooting
Complex and Olympic Training Center
Proposed non profit organization
developed on a Brownfield Site for public use.
• Proposed site is at Merced Wastewater Treatment Plant
• Zoned light industry with no noise limitations
• Proposed for an area not currently or proposed to be
used by the wastewater treatment plant any time in the
• Merced Fish & Game has been in existence since 1917
as a 501 (c) (4) corporation
• CNRF in existence since 1983 as a non profit 501 (c)
• California Golden State Trap Shooters Association has
pledged up to $250 Thousand for this facility.
• Team USA has pledged up to $500 Thousand for this facility.
• All current sponsors for the World Olympic Committee.
• Additionally: Winchester-Orland Company, Remington,
DuPont, Any suppliers to the United States Olympic Team
• Atlanta, Georgia Olympic Training Center has
been closed. There are no other comprehensive training
centers of this caliber in existence with this closing.
The Atlanta facility was stated to infuse in excess $5
million into the local economy. What would this do to
the local Merced economy just based on the Olympic activity
• The California Golden State Trap Shooters Association
(CGSTA) guarantees to hold their state sponsored event
in Merced and to make this facility their home base. The
state shoot currently held in Kingsburg brings approximately
$1 Million into their local economy. The Kingsburg shoot
has been promised for the Merced facility.
• Satellite Grand Shoot would bring in an additional $1
Million to the local economy.
There are another 10 events that would use this facility.
They include but are not limited to:
• International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup
• North American Skeet
• Western Zone ATA
• Nor-Cal Skeet
• Pacific Grand PITA
• West Coast Boy Scouts of America Fundraiser
• Ducks Unlimited North American Shoot Fundraiser
• National Boy Scout Fundraiser
• Ducks Unlimited West Coast Shoot Fundraiser
• California Waterfowl Association State Fundraiser
Merced currently has 900+/- hotel and motel rooms. There
are sufficient rooms to handle the participants expected
to travel and stay in Merced for these shooting activities.
The impact of approximately $8,000 per day from hotel-motel
taxes alone can be a boom for the local economy.
• This could be a boom for NCAA Shooting events.
• Numbers for sporting clays and a regional police training
center have not been calculated.
Girls Taking Up Shotgun Sports in Record Numbers
Give Competitive Shooting High Marks for Youth Development.
By Steve Wagner, NSSF
Conn. - The
number of teenage girls participating in shotgun sports
is up dramatically over the past five years, surveys
And there's every indication that parents are pleased
with their daughters' new pastime.
Across the sports of trap, skeet and sporting clays,
the number of female participants age 12-17 rose 56
percent - from 133,000 to 208,000 - between 1999 and
2004, according to a National Sporting Goods Association
The upward trend also has been seen in the National
Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) Scholastic Clay
Target Program (SCTP), which in 2005 alone saw an 84
percent increase in participation by girls from elementary-through
"Nationwide, over a third of all female participants
in shotgun sports today ar under 24. There's a growing
youth movement in shooting, and it's a credit to the
many programs that are opening doors and creating opportunities
for women of all ages to enjoy outdoor lifestyles,"
said Cyndi Dalena, NSSF director of shooting sports
In a 2005 SCTP survey, 94 percent of parents said the
competitive shooting program is a positive influence
in their child's development. Overwhelmingly, parents
observed improved responsibility, teamwork, sportsmanship
and leadership skills. In fact, 98 percent of SCTP parents
believe shooting is just as important as other sports,
and 94 percent would support shotgun sports as a school-based
"Part of the attraction and uniqueness of trap,
skeet and sporting clays is that girls can compete with
boys. Shooting is not all about strength or speed. It's
also about coordination and concentration, and more
and more girls are discovering that those skills are
great equalizers," said Dalena.
Overall, there were 1,309,000 total female participants
of all ages in shotgun sports in 2004, up 11 percent
from 1,177,000 in 1997.
Growth also is being documented in hunting. Between
1997 and 2004, 2,426,000 women of all ages hunted, up
more than 20 percent compared to 2,018,000 in 1998.
SCTP, now in its fifth year, provides school-age girls
and boys nationwide with the chance to compete as a
team for state and national championships in trap, skeet
and sporting clays. Other youth development programs
like 4-H Shooting Sports and the Boy Scouts of America's
Venturing Program are also opportunities for youths
to get involved in shooting sports.
The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program and the National
Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) Women in the Outdoors
program focus specifically on introducing women to activities
like shooting and hunting. NWTF, the National Rifle
Association, Second Amendment Foundation and other organizations
also publish outdoor or shooting magazines especially
Other programs like NSSF's STEP OUTSIDE program introduce
newcomers - including many girls and women - to shooting
as well as hunting, fishing and archery.
more information, visit www.nssf.org and www.nsga.org
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