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Gun Club To Host Iowa Games Trap Shoot This Weekend

By Staff | Jun 18, 2009

PRACTICE?MAKES?PERFECT - Several members of the Palo Alto Gun Club have been sharpening their shot in anticipation of this Saturday’s Iowa Games Trap Shooting competition at Sportsman’s Park north of Cylinder. Pictured from left to right are Gary Klepper, Harlan Place, Brian Garrels, Dick Sample and Roger Will. The Iowa Games shoot will begin with practice rounds at 9:30 and shooting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. The public is invited to attend and watch the shooters in action. -- Dan Voigt photo

Sportsman’s Park near Cylinder will be the site of one of five satellite trapshoots for the 2009 Iowa Games. The shoot will take place this Saturday, ?June 20, at the Palo Alto Gun Club grounds at Sportsman’s Park, three miles north of Cylinder.

The event will begin at 930 a.m. Saturday with practice and competition starting at 10:30 a.m.

The Palo Alto Gun Club will be the host organization for this regional competition in Trap shooting, with club president Don Bruch and vice president Brian Garrels serving as Iowa Games Commissioners at this location. Trap shooting for the Iowa Games will also be conducted at Harlan, DeWitt, Ackley and Montrose.

A total of four events will be shot at the competition: 50 rounds at 16 yards; 50 rounds handicap; 50 rounds of doubles and Youth teams.

The Youth teams are open to shooters in grades 6-8 and 9-12, for both girls and boys. Team scores are combined to determine placings, and the school-age teams will shoot 16 yard and Handicap classes.

Age categories for the competition include Youth: Grades 6th – 8th; grades 9th – 12th; College division: 18 -21 years; Men’s: 22 – 64 years; Women’s Open; Veteran: 65 – 70 years and Senior Veteran 71 and older. The age determining date will be age as of September 1, 2008, and current school grade the student is enrolled in for youth divisions.

Hearing and eye protection will be required for all shooters during their competition. All competitors will need to supply their own gun (maximum size 12 gauge), shells – 3 dram, 7 1/2 shot, 1 1/8 oz. maximum.

Medals will be awarded to the top three shooters in each category at each of the four sites. The scores from each regional shooting site will then be combined to determine the top three overall state-wide winners in each category of competition. Those medals will be mailed to the state-wide winners following the competition.

There is a registration fee for each participant, and a target fee will be due at the range on the day of the competition.

Food will be available at the shooting range.

Persons wanting additional information can go to the Iowa Games website: www.iowagames.org

or by calling Don Bruch at 712-852-3240.

The public is welcomed to view the competition on June 20.