The diving ducks obtain food by diving underwater. To facilitate diving, the feet are set far back on the body. They have large feet with a lobed hind toe. They tend to patter or walk on the surface of the water as they take off. When swimming, they keep the tail close to the water.
An area referred to as the Prairie Pothole region is a prime breeding area for ducks. The region is 1,000 miles long and about 300 miles wide extending from South Dakota northward to Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Field target shooting was imported into the US from England, and was originally hosted stateside by only a handful of small clubs across the country. As more shooters joined the legions of devoted weekend "hunters", there appeared a need for a national organization to oversee the growth of the sport. Thus, the AAFTA was born in 1987 to manage the sport.
Type of Organization
A governing body to establish rules and guidelines and to assist subordinate chapters.
The American Airgun Field Target Association is established for the purpose of promoting field target shooting clubs in the United States.