Valcartier
North of Quebec City

Sporting Clays Leukemia/Cancer Charity Shoot - May 11, 2003

Charity Shoot

 

The Canadian army provided personel to score, load machines and keep the grounds very clean, but it was VERY cold (40's)and windy (15 to 20 mph NNE).

The morning started off like a spring day, sunny with cloudy periods, but around 9:30 the weather turned Cold + 3c and Windy 20mph.  The shoot organizers saw to it there was plenty of beverages (plenty of high test army coffee), a continental breakfast with fresh fruit, and also hot dogs.  The hostess's were not only pleasant but real sweet hearts with a smile to take away the chill in the air.

Tickets were sold for a 3 machine 5-stand with the monies going to charity.  Every entry had a chance for a prize in the water bottles and the grand prize of a Browning pump shotgun.

The course consisted of 12 stations, all but 1 station had single Lincoln manual machines, 2 stations were in the woods & 10 in the open.  Station 1 was a pair of spring teals around 25-30yds, 2nd target was further if hit by a gust of wind.  Station 3 was a pair of rabbits left to right going down a slight incline at 20yds.  Station 12 had a pair of left to right floaters, again at 20yds.  The remaining stations were basically going away trap like targets, most of them as true pairs.

F.N. Sport attended with a display of Ruger, HK, Charles Daly and Benelli guns.  Stoeger Canada had a tent with Beretta guns.  Both F.N. Sports and Stoeger lent out guns to try or to use for the shoot by novices and experts.  Not having a tent but suppling loaner guns for a large number of shooters, was Browning.

Included in the entrance fee was a roast pig supper in the Officer's mess.  A silent auction was also held.  The event raised over $50,000.

122 guns at the shoot with André Guénette and Guy Chayer breaking 94 targets.   Henry Nachaj shot 92. The top five scores were not available.

 

Charity Shoot

 

Charity Shoot

 

Charity Shoot

 

Charity Shoot

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Photos by: Henry Nachaj & F.N. Sports (J-C Dumesnil)

Reporting: Henry Nachaj & Tony Olivieri

Posted By: Joe Potosky
The Lost Target