"Turkey Shoot in Baraga Sunday" From The L'Anse Sentinel, 20 Sept 2000
BARAGA - All the popular events Copper Country residents have come to look forward to in recent years will once again be offered when the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club sponsors the 39th annual Turkey Shoot this Sunday at the club house six miles west of Baraga on M-38. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. and run all day. Food and refreshments will also be served. The off-hand big bore rifle marksmanship contest was very well received last year and will once again be on the docket. 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. Rifles will be available or shooters may bring their favorite center fire rifle; any sight and caliber are acceptable. In addition to the big bore event, there will be the customary precision match shooting events with the .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. A new event for this year which promises to be fun for all will feature a cannon and a two-inch ball. Participants can sign up for a target piece and if their name gets "cannon-balled" they will receive a monetary prize. 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 rarige 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 "10-Cent Raffle", will be held in the club'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 firewood or the grand prize of $1,000. This promises to be a fun-filled day for the whole family, and all events will be held come rain or shine. For more information on Turkey Shoot events, call OSC President Russ Weisinger at 353-6839.
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