Ottawa Sportsmen's Club NewsJuly 7th, 2008
Mark Wuori, Junior Shooting Sports Camp Director
Front row (L to R): Cliff Young, Ross Niska, Robby Emmert, Levi Hupp, Jake Maise,
Back row (L to R): Justin Wuori, Ben Freeland, Lance Hupp, Ed Glowacki, Eli Jukuri
The Ottawa Sportsmen's Club in Pelkie, MI conducted their 9th annual Junior Shooting-Sports Camp from June 16th through the 20th at the club grounds located on M-38 near the Pelkie Rd.
This year, 10 participants successfully completed the intensive week long event. The camp participants learned the fundamentals and techniques of shooting target rifles and pistols, the proper handling of firearms with an emphasis on safety, and range courtesy. Before heading out to the range each day, the students took part in calisthenics and stretching exercises.
Starting in the year 2000 the OSC Junior Shooting Sports Camp has focused on introducing young people to "shooting as an athletic event". The participants learned the basics of competitive style shooting with real competition style target rifles, pistols and shotguns. They shot the .22 rifles in the Standing, Kneeling, Sitting and Prone positions at regulation targets 50 yards away. During the pistol phase, they shot ONE HANDED, unsupported again at regulation targets 50 yards away during the Slow Fire stage, and at targets 25 yards away during the Timed Fire (5 shots in 20 seconds) and Rapid Fire (5 shots in 10 seconds) stages.
The week of instruction culminated on Friday with an actual rifle and pistol match between two teams of shooters. The rifle and pistol match was followed by a potluck buffet dinner (provided by the parents) and Hot Dogs (Compliments of Vollworths) and Burgers provided by the Club. After dinner, the class participants received personal one on one instruction in Trap Shooting at the shotgun range. The evening concluded with a closing ceremony and certificates of achievement for the class participants.
* = Members of the Springfield/OSC Junior Pistol Team
Special thanks to retiring camp director Ron Granroth.
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