Lots of young boys like to play a shoot-’em-up cowboy. Not many do it with live ammo. Eleven-year-old Lyle Bryson does. And he’s pretty good at it. This summer, he earned the title of World Champion in Cowboy Action Shooting in the Buckaroo age category.
On Sunday, Bryson, who goes under the moniker “Young Gun,” was practicing his sport during a match at the shooting range south of town. Dressed in the requisite Western garb with a gun-belt heavy with ammo resting on his narrow hips, he was the youngest participant by probably decades.