Gaming Board Tries New Trap System
A grant from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation was officially dedicated with a special “guest shoot” last week. The Palo Alto Gun Club hosted members of the PACGDC?board at the club grounds at Sportsman’s Park near Cylinder to view the system and try it out.
The new voice-activated trap system was purchased through a grant of $6,203 from the PACGDC through the organization’s annual grant program earlier this year.
The system consists of six voice-activation triggers that work with the target thrower on one of the club’s two trap ranges. A similar system was purchased a couple of years earlier by the club for its first range.
The voice-activated system replaces an old electro-mechanical triggering system and throwing mechanism.
PACGDC?Board members Kay Suhr of Ruthven and Bill Lapczenski of Emmetsburg turned out to learn about the system on Thursday, June 11 and took the opportunity to try their hands at a few rounds of trap shooting using the new system.
Also present for the event were Palo Alto Gun Club members Don Bruch, Harlan Place, Gary Klepper, Brian Garrels, Dick Sample and Roger Will, along with Todd Suhr.
The Palo Alto Gun Club grounds are located at Sportsman’s Park, three miles north of Cylinder.