By breaking 3,653 clay targets in 60 minutes – that’s one target every .985 of a second – Dave Miller, CZ-USA’s Pro-Shooter & Shotgun Product Manager, set a new Guinness World Record at the first-ever Clays for Kids event, helping raise more than $80,000 in support of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s youth shooting sports programs.
Hundreds of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members and staff, spectators, supporters and donors witnessed the event on May 16 at Heartland Trap & Wobble Skeet. The extraordinary effort was accomplished with the help of 24 volunteer shell loaders and 30 CZ-USA shotguns featuring 16-shell Nordic Components magazine extensions. Proceeds from the event benefit Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s No Child Left Indoors® initiative
, namely its Forever Shooting Sports program.
“As a wildlife habitat conservation group, we have witnessed the direct link between youth shooting sports and developing a passion for the outdoors,” stated John Linquist, Forever Shooting Sports national coordinator for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “The funds generated from our Clays for Kids event will provide more opportunities to immerse up-and-coming generations in the sport of shooting. If we can accomplish this step, the future looks bright for our traditions of hunting and conservation - a central focus for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.”
The Clays for Kids event was made possible by CZ-USA
, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, MEC Clay Target Throwers
, Nordic Components
, Heartland Trap & Wobble Skeet, and numerous volunteers who assisted with the Guinness World Record attempt.
Forever Shooting Sports Program
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s “Forever Shooting Sports” program is the organization’s comprehensive shooting sports platform. With the support of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, as well as partners, namely MidwayUSA, the Forever Shooting Sports program is a gateway for youngsters into the world of shooting, upland hunting, and wildlife habitat conservation.
About Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.