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South Dakota Trapshooter has continued the sport for more than 50 years

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – A man from Sioux Falls found something he enjoyed and has been with it for over 57 years.

84-year-old Ron Putzier grew up in Corsica, South Dakota and moved to Rapid City in 1963, where he got into trap shooting when he was 27. He shot almost 300,000 clay pigeons in the course of his career.

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“I lived out there right after I got married and had to be busy, so I started shooting a little league and then I came to ATA in ’64 and have been shooting registered targets ever since,” said Putzier

“He’s trying to find a way to shoot better and get better, even at his age. And that’s proof of its competitiveness, ”said Mark Nielson, another trap shooter.

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Putzier is also a gunsmith and had his own gun shop in Sioux Falls until 2002.

In Eye on KELOLAND on Tuesday evening, Carter Schmidt tells how Putzier got to the trap shoot and why he stayed with it for so long.

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