Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Carole Williams, Club Reporter

The L'Anse Sentinel, Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Ottawa Sportsmen Host Turkey Shoot

The 39th annual Ottawa Sportsmens Club Turkey Shoot will get under way at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at the club, house six miles west of Baraga on M-38. Food and refreshments will be servedall day.

A new event this year which promises to be fun for all will feature a cannon and two inch ball. Participants can sign up for a target piece and if their name gets "cannon-balled", they will receive a monetary prize.

All the popular events folks have come to look forward to in recent years will once again be offered. The off-hand big bore rifle marksmanship contest was very well received last year and will once again be on the docket. Rifles will be available or shooters may bring their favorite center fire rifle; any sight and any caliber are acceptable. In this event, five shots will be fired at water jugs from 50 to 100 yards by each contestant. Five hits will win the shooter a turkey; plucked, cleaned and frozen.

In addition to the Big Bore Event, there will be the customary precision match shooting events with .22 caliber rifles for bench rest shooters. The trap range will also see action with Marksmanship Shoots and "Quail Walks" for merchandise or money prizes.

Shooting events for youth, ages 10 through 17, will be held in the indoor range. This well supervised contest will feature special effect targets at 50 feet to give a dramatic demonstration of accurate hits and participants will vie for various prizes. .The club's .22 target rifles and ammunition will be used exclusively for this event; youngsters may not bring guns from home.

All matches will be monitored and closely supervised by club members and qualified range, masters.

There will also be supervised children's games where the younger kids can have fun playing games and winning prizes. One of the most popular events, the "Ten Cent Raffle", will be held in the cub's banquet room. Here, everyone tries their luck at winning one of a wall full of valuable prizes or money envelopes donated by merchants and friends of the Ottawa Sportsmen.

The day's events draw to a close with the drawings for a new rifle, new shotgun, a truck load of fire wood or the grand prize of $1,000.

"This is a fun-filled day for the whole family and all events will be held come rain or shine. The Ottawa Sportsmens Club appreciates the community's support which allows them to continue with their various conservation projects, many of which are designed to benefit the youth of our area. They are looking forward to a good turnout this year," said Carole Williams, OSC Publicity.

For more information on the Turkey Shoot events call OSC President Russ Weisinger at 353-6859.

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