Air pollution Alert
Air pollution Alert
Talk about the air turning blue! Saturday morning saw the combining of low but very bright sun angle, residual mist, stagnant air, and the smoke from 15 various front-loaders. That all made visibility down range down right problematical. It was more challenging than most shooters had bargained for and there were times when a shut down of the range to change targets was most welcome. The day progressed, the air cleared and the shooting results were finally determined. Obligingly the ground hog and gopher targets stayed out of their holes throughout. Both of the luck shoots (poker cards and gopher head) went to Adam Sampson. Special recognition (the weenie can type) went to Gary Young for his "I know I didn't-yes you did": dryball. In observance of ground hog day, meat prizes of the sausage variety went to the individual match winners. Trade Gun; After Frank Ponceroff took the weenie can, 1st place went to Adam Sampson, 2nd to Tom Witt and 3rd to Will Ulry. Rifle; (Kent Dunn;the 'weener') Don Kerr-1st (with a fine looking new Jaeger styled rifle by the way), Tom Witt-2nd, and Mike Nesbitt-3rd. Pistol; Tom Witt, won the low score recognition, 1st-Mike Nesbitt, 2nd-Adam Sampson, and 3rd-Doug Simpson. Those who chose to donate and participate in the Aggregate; Don Kerr-1st, Mike Nesbitt-2nd, Doug Simpson-3rd, Frank Ponceroff-4th, Tom Witt-5th, BO Brown-6th, Will Ulry-7th, Rowland Zoller-8th, John Vladeff-9th and Kent Dunn-10th.
During the subsequent Free Trappers Meeting, Mike Nesbitt presented some of the awards to winners from the WSMA Silhouette match of two weeks ago. Rain-Dee-Voo Booshway Rowland Zoller went over task assignments along with recruiting for range monitors. Preparations are well in hand although there was disappointment over the announcement the blacksmith Ray Baker will be absent. Will Ulry recapped preparations for Oregon Trail Days and has several ideas for encouraging new youth and adult shooters for an open shoot event at the conclusion of the Saturday matches. Timing is improved this year since the PLR rendezvous at Sequim will be held the week before our Oregon Trail Days at Tenino.
This was a busy day both before and after. A large and helpful crew appeared on schedule Friday and prior to the Saturday shoot a segment of time was involved in further clearance of storm debris from the trails Tim Sampson, Allen Cunniff, Dave Perry and Adam Sampson put in extra effort to get the knife & hawk trail in shape. Following the shoot and meeting, burgers and soup were available at the CCB outdoor kitchen and the kitchen area at the clubhouse was mopped ,scrubbed and de-cobwebbed. All of this took needed extra effort from the Free Trappers and thanks is extended.
Coming events: Next week at Evergreen the Sunday shoot will also involve a trail walk work party.