Special to the Tribune/Advisor
A little rain, a little sun, and lots of fun defined the 43rd BC Forest Service Trap Shoot at Alexis Creek’s Chilcotin Rod and Gun Club Range on Saturday, May 24.
Some 85 shooters comprised 15 five-person shotgun trap and skeet teams, and individual 22 caliber rifle shooters.
So accomplished were this year’s shot-gunners at hitting their airborne clay pigeons that an emergency supply of the birds had to be rushed in from Williams Lake.
Brian Rosengren, Alexis Creek’s Forester for the Cariboo-Chilcotin District of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, organized the event and the Ravens Fire Crew setup the tents, tables, and chairs.
Barry Jenkins and Mike Carlson served as range masters — Barry for the shot-gunners, and Mike for the rifle shooters.
Once again, the Quesnel Quality was the highest scoring trap and skeet team, awarded the Jack Lynn Memorial Trophy were team members Andres and Terry Street, Ted Traer, Adam Veley, and Gord Wall.
Adam Veley was also the male Top Gun, and Judy Jenkins was the female Top Gun.
Wes Beaulieu 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 caliber rifle shooting winners, listed first to third, were; for women, Michelle Beaudry, Tricia James, and Myanna Schmid; and for youth, Andres Street, Seamus Murphy, and Journey Carlson-Campbell.
The Wild-Firers lost to the Call Girls, distinguishing themselves as the lowest scorers, and, though its more bashful members vanished, a sporting remnant of the team proudly posed with their lowest-score trophy.
The shoot is annually one of the most well-attended, exciting events held in the community of Alexis Creek.