Caption: Project Appleseed students take aim.  Instructor Kate Bixler is in yellow at right., Credit: Peter Shirley, Y-Press
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Project Appleseed students take aim. Instructor Kate Bixler is in yellow at right. 

Target Shooting

From: Y-Press
Series: Youth and legal uses of guns
Length: 03:26

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Indiana youth can attend a 4-H shooting sports program or a conservation camp with the Department of Natural Resources to learn gun safety and how to shoot. But at an organization called Project Appleseed, Y-Press reporter Peter Shirley met a 15 year-old girl who teaches adults how to hit the targets. This is her story. Read the full description.
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Piece Description

Indiana youth can attend a 4-H shooting sports program or a conservation camp with the Department of Natural Resources to learn gun safety and how to shoot. But at an organization called Project Appleseed, Y-Press reporter Peter Shirley met a 15 year-old girl who teaches adults how to hit the targets. And for Kate Bixler, shooting is about more than just hitting a target.  

Broadcast History

WFYI (90.1 FM) Indianapolis, August 22, 2012 during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Transcript

Since eight o ‘clock in the morning, close to 30 men and women have been practicing at a firing range near Eagle Creek.

**Ambient firing sound**

They are prone on the ground, firing slow, evenly-spaced shots for a riflery class run by Project Appleseed.

**Sound of “Load and fire”**

The nonprofit organization takes its name from the legendary Johnny Appleseed. Students are encouraged to “plant seeds” by recruiting others to the program. People under 21 can attend their clinics for just $5.

DAVE: Whether you’re a 70 pound girl or a 200 pound bodybuilder guy, you both have an equal chance to do well at the sport, because really while there is some physical involvement in the sport, it’s really a mental sport.

That’s Dave Goodrich, Appleseed’s coordinator for Indiana. He said that Appleseed trained nearly 1,000 Hoosiers last year.

**Sound of Kate instructing**

This morning,...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Indiana youth can attend a 4-H shooting sports program or a conservation camp with the Department of Natural Resources to learn gun safety and how to shoot. But at an organization called Project Appleseed, Y-Press reporter Peter Shirley met a 15 year-old girl who teaches adults how to hit the targets. And for Kate Bixler, shooting is about more than just hitting a target.

OUTRO:

Y-Press is an Indianapolis-based youth-media organization focused on reporting the perspectives of young people. To learn more, and hear more series about youth and guns, visit www.ypress.org.

Additional Credits

Editorial oversight by Andrea Muraskin and Lynn Sygiel, with help from Madelyn Morgan. This report was produced in collaboration with Marianne Holland at WFYI (90.1 FM) Indianapolis.

Related Website

www.ypress.org