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East Texas trapshooter selected to hall of fame

At Buffalo Creek Gun Range, there is man that just doesn't miss.

"I've probably shot about a million," said 69 year old George Hanna. "I hit 90 something percent of them.  The Longest run is 675 straight."

Hanna started shooting competitively in 1996. His career has been one hit after another.

"I was rookie of the year the first year and in about three years I made the All-American team," said Hanna.  "I pretty much did all I wanted to do in the first 15 years."

One of his accomplishments is achieving the trapshooting grand slam. Hanna is one of only 500 shooters in history (of ATA shooting) to do so.

"That is 200 straight in singles, 100 straight in doubles and 100 straight from the 27 yard mark, it is pretty important," said Hanna.

It is one of the numerous shooting honors he has collected over the years.  In July, Hanna is being inducted into the Texas Trapshooting Association's Hall of Fame.

"I never thought about going into the hall of fame until they called and said I was," said Hanna.  "It is really a great honor for me."

At 69 years old, Hanna admits he does not shoot as much as he use to.  When he does, it is hit after hit, just like his hall of fame career.

"I still enjoy it, but I am not nearly as mad at them as I used to be."

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