Moose hunting helps American win Olympic medal
Reuters.com is reporting that American Corey Cogdell got ready for the Olympics Women’s Trap competition by going on a moose hunting trip with her father.
"I've been shooting since a very young age -- probably two or three years old -- hunting and shooting with my dad," she said. "I just grew up with it."
From the story:
"I harvested my first moose when I was 18, a couple of years ago," she told a news conference. "It wasn't a huge 'trophy moose' but it was a trophy to me. I was able to go hunting with my dad and he was there when I shot it."
It was hard to tell which "trophy" gave her more pride -- the moose or the bronze medal -- because she smiled from ear-to-ear when talking about both the moose and the medal.
"I grew up hunting and fishing with my dad and that did involve moose hunting back in Alaska," she said.
"I definitely think my hunting background and my growing up in Alaska helped me progress so quickly and make this team after only shooting international trap for just two years."
The story goes on to say that in Olympic competition, Cogdell struggled early on before hitting her last five targets to draw even at 86 and then won a thrilling four-way shoot-out.
Additional information from USAShooting.com:
Corey Cogdell Captures Olympic Bronze in Women’s Trap