Turkey shoot attracts young and old

A turkey shoot held at the Blindman Valley Gun Club’s range had all the old fashioned elements of family fun and friendly competition.

Rick Goodspeed

Rick Goodspeed

A turkey shoot held at the Blindman Valley Gun Club’s range had all the old fashioned elements of family fun and friendly competition.

The turkey shoot, sponsored by the Rimbey Fish and Game Association and the Blindman Valley Gun Club, attracted a good mix of young and old competitors.

“We were up by about 12 competitors and we had two more divisions for younger people,” said Allan Muddle from Rimbey Fish and Game. “We were all happy about that.”

As well as the regular shooting competition, this year the turkey shoot included novelty classes such as shooting at a weighted string causing the string to swing.

And, in this competition, as well as in the other ones, a good time was had by all.

Four-year-old Morgan Gillespie, the youngest competitor in the turkey shoot, won himself a turkey in the beginners balloon shoot competition as did Avery Morrish.

Sheldon Glenn won the first round of the gong shoot. Adam Schultz won the nine to 13 year-old category.

Daniel Roy won the first round in the men’s 18-years and over category and in the open class.

Phyllis Walcheske won the ladies 18-years and over category.

Josh Schultz won the second round gong shoot and won a ham in the novelty weight on a string competition.

Spencer Pearman won the intermediate 14 – 17 year-old class and Rick Goodspeed won the 50-yard long shot.

Steve Goodspeed won the second round men’s 18 years and over and Phyllis Walcheske won the second round ladies competition.

Austin Bushey won the second round in the nine to 13-year-old category and Jason Morrish won the second round in the open class.