Special to the Tribune/Advisor
The 45th BC Forest Service Trap Shoot was held at Alexis Creek’s Chilcotin Rod and Gun Club Range on Saturday, May 27 under ever changing skies.
It was a great turnout with 55 shooters comprised of 11 five-person shotgun trap and skeet teams, and individual .22 calibre rifle shooters.
Alexis Creek and Williams Lake staff from the Cariboo-Chilcotin District of the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, organized the event and the Initial Fire Attack Crews from Puntzi Tanker Base setup the tents, tables, and chairs. Bill Chapman ensured the vintage clay pigeon throwers were operational for the day.
Barry Jenkins and Mike Carlson (BC Forest Service retirees who have been present for each of the 45 years) served as range masters — Barry for the shot-gunners, and Mike for the rifle shooters. Sam Davis also served as range master and gave the safety briefing.
Once again Quesnel Quality was the highest scoring trap and skeet team and awarded the Jack Lynn Memorial Trophy.
The Quesnel Quality team were Terry Street, Gord Wall, Ted Traer, Andres Street and Adam Veley, scored 109 out of a possible 125 points, beating their own score from last year of 107.
Adam Veley was the Top Gun with a perfect 25 out of 25. Jenna Brink was the female Top Gun with 16 out of 25.
Jordan Grier was the last man standing on the first Annie Oakley trap shoot line, winning the Kevin Frittenburg Memorial Trophy.
Adam Veley triumphed on the second Annie Oakley line.
The .22 calibre rifle shooting winners, listed first to third, were; Connie Haley, Jenna Brink, and Peggy Menning for the women and, Journey Carlson-Campbell Rio Menning and Meacham Carlson-Campbell for the youth.
The Shot in The Dark from Williams Lake won a hard fought battle for the lowest-score trophy, and Krista Beadman was the 177th fastest gun.
Everyone enjoyed the competitive fun, great food and camaraderie, to me it is like an Alexis Creek Forest Service reunion every year.