Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Carole Williams, Club Reporter

OSC Turkey Shoot features new, old events

The L'Anse Sentinel Sept 25, 2002

The Ottawa Sportsmen's Turkey Shoot Planning Committee held its final meeting Monday evening to put the finishing touches on preparations for the club's 41st Shoot, which will be held this Sunday Sept. 29, 2002, from ll a.m. to 5 p.m.

New information not included in last week's L'Anse Sentinel news article pertaining to this year's Turkey Shoot is that the club has developed a "Shooter's Package Deal" of twelve event tickets for the price of ten. The package deal will also include a "Top Turkey" score sheet that will enable shooters to become the "OSC Top Turkey of 2002".

To earn the "Top Turkey" title, shooters must enter each of the seven events listed on the score sheet at least once. However, shooters may enter any one or all of these seven events as many times as they'd like in order to improve their score for each event. The shooter with the highest aggregate score for all seven shooting events at the end of the day will walk away with a new title, an extra turkey and prizes from the OSC Clothes Closet.

Committee Chairman Russ Weisinger advised the group that Tom Clish, owner of Clish Logging, Inc of Alston, has donated a truckload of uncut firewood logs once again this year and that this will be auctioned off to the highest bidder sometime during the "Dime Raffles". It was also learned that the Ottawa Sportsmen will hold a second auction for a Ruger 10/22 rifle donated by Meyer Family Vision of L'Anse. Other surprise auctions may also be held throughout the afternoon.

Jon Henkel, Chairman of the Black Powder Challenge section, informed the committee that he has added a Mountain Man event for youngsters ages 12 and up at the Black Powder Station. This will be in addition to the Kids Targets, which are held at the Indoor Range and which are offered to children old enough to manage a .22 caliber rifle.

The 'Kids Games" section will open at 1 p.m., rather than at 11 a.m. as previously announced. Kids up to age 11 will win colorful prizes by choosing a duck from the turtle pond and by tossing beanbags at targets or they can visit the Face Painting Station. And to make the day more affordable to those with families, the kitchen crew will offer a meal ticket package to help defray the cost of having lunch at the club.

All OSC members are reminded that lots of help is needed for the Turkey Shoot work bee, which will begin at 10 am. Saturday, Sept. 28. This would also be a good time for shooting range volunteers to come in and get their work assignments from Mike Mickus. A burger lunch will be served for the work crew and much needs to be done before the doors open at 11 o'clock on Sunday

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