Town Of Rome Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Trap Shooting Complex

A new trap shooting complex is creating quite a buzz near Wisconsin Rapids.

The Wisconsin Trapshooters Association (WTA) kicked off their new shooting complex and learning center on Tuesday in the Town of Rome.

The WTA held opening ceremonies for 114th Annual Wisconsin State Shoot, which will run from Tuesday through Sunday.

The new 30 trap facility may not have been possible without the contributions of 86 - year old Ray Moser of West Bend.

Moser made the WTA a more than $1 million beneficiary of his living trust, helping fund the new trap shooting complex.

"It's just an impossible dream, here it is. I never thought I'd get it done in my lifetime. I thought maybe after I leave, we could get it done, but I have no plans to leave yet," said Ray Moser.

"For a man to contribute that much, and have that much love for the sport, it's hard to fathom, it's hard to believe, " said WTA President Bruce Stiteley.

Moser has had quite a few memories over the years in his trap shooting career, and is starting to share some of those memories with a younger generation.

His great nephew Jake Moser, 13, Kewaskum, WI, is just beginning his trap shooting career.

"I've learned a lot from Ray, he's taught me a lot about my stance, and how to hold the gun. Pretty much everything I know I learned from Ray and my dad. Knowing he did something as nice as all of this is phenomenal," said Jake Moser.

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