Williams Lake shooters (from left) Breanna Davidson

Williams Lake shooters (from left) Breanna Davidson

Shooters return with prizes

A group of Williams Lake shooters joined 40 competitors in Quesnel Sept. 29 for its biannual Quesnel Rod and Gun Club Turkey Shoot.

A group of Williams Lake shooters joined 40 competitors in Quesnel Sept. 29 for its biannual Quesnel Rod and Gun Club Turkey Shoot.

The shooters, who travelled to the shoot from around the province, battled for 55 prizes while enjoying beautiful weather, fun events and fine folks.

Events at the shoot included: 16-yard events, sliders, Annie Oakleys, a Bushwhacker, 10-person buddy shoots, a 10-shot same spot event and three paper turkey contests.

The event featured three automated trap houses. Numbers two and three were standard trap targets with targets moving in random directions away from the shooters.

Trap thrower one, however, was set up with two different sporting clay targets.

The second machine threw regular targets high to the left at a sharp angle.

Traps two and three had average scores of eight; however, trap one dipped to average scores of four.

Quesnel residents Bob Taylor and Ken Edwards were dedicated scorers, while Katrenia Veley ran the sign-up sheets, Tim Johnson, Gord Johnston and Peter Malic kept the trap machines running and the event moving smoothly.

Sonja Johnston prepped the clubhouse for the competition.

The youngest shooter was nine-year-old Odin Mills, while the oldest was Prince George’s Paul Cailleaux.

Williams Lake shooters faired well — winning in multiple events and taking home some prizes.

Chuck Pigeon missed just one shot at 16 yards to win a turkey. He went on to run a perfect 10 out of 10 shots for a ham, was a finalist in the second Annie Oakley elimination event for a turkey, was a finalist in the Bushwhacker event for a turkey and broke another perfect 10 for a leg of lamb.

Mike Stewart broke nine clay targets to win a turkey in the 16 yard event.

Breanna Davidson, 16, demolished eight clay targets to win a steak pack.

She followed that up to break eight more to bring home a leg of lamb.