The photo, taken last August, shows a jeans-clad Obama firing at clay targets on the grounds of the presidential retreat, the White House said.
"If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos?" Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said earlier this week. "I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I'll go skeet shooting with him. And I bet I'll beat him."
The flap came as the president mounted a push for congressional action on restricting purchases of high-capacity rifles and ammunition amid criticism by pro-gun activists who oppose such legislation.