Twenty-seven enthusiastic shotgunners pitted themselves against a challenging Sporting Clay course last week at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association range.
Winners in four different classes took home some prize money, enough to pay their entry fees.
The highest score of the day was 106 broken clay pigeons out of 120 possible.
Two shooters, Larry Badke and Dennis Stern, both from the 100 Mile House and Lac La Hache area, tied with 106 targets, and a shoot-off between the two men gave Badke first place and Stern second place in the ‘A’ class.
Barry Jenkins of Williams Lake and Tim Johnston of Quesnel tied for ‘B’ class honours by breaking 78 targets. They split the combined prize for first and second.
Paul Metcalf led the ‘C’ class with a score of 53, and Sabrina Larsen was second with 49.
Marie Brannstrom from Quesnel won the ladies’ top prize with 77, and Lori Williston of Williams Lake was second with 58.
The course was set up in the bush on the club property as well as making good use of some of the Cariboo Archers’ property. They hiked along trails to face targets that simulate bird hunting with a shotgun.