Triathlon Shooting Competition Scheduled For June 8, All Welcome To Test Marksmanship Skills

WAYNE – A Sharp Shooters group in northeast Nebraska would like to invite everyone to a Triathlon shooting competition in early June.

From the Wayne County Fairgrounds, the Sharp Shooters 4-H Club of Wayne County will host the shooting contests on Saturday, June 8.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with first relays at 9 a.m.

According to a release from the Wayne County Sharp Shooters, this is a unique event as shooters can compete in archery; 3-D and field target, Trap Shooting (Shotgun) and Air Rifle Silhouettes.

The three age divisions will be broken down into 8-10; 11-18 as well as 19 and over. Due to age restrictions, Trap shooters must be 11 or older.

Each shooter has the opportunity to compete in one, two or all three events for awards and an overall match winner. All marksmanship skills will be tested.

Cost is $10 per event or $25 for all three and this is a fundraising event to help the club update range equipment.

Each event has a little different format:

  • Trap shooting is shooting shotguns at moving blue rock thrown from a trap house (25 rounds from the 16-yard line). Eye and hearing protection is required.
  • Archery will shoot at targets at various distances.
  • Air Rifle Silhouettes will have shooters shoot little metal animals (Chickens, Pigs, Turkeys and Rams) at various distances.  Eye protection required.

 

A limited amount of equipment will be available for use in the Archery and Air Rifle events by the Sharp Shooters Club. Those shooting Trap should bring their own shotgun and ammo (at least 50 rounds).

For more information,  contact Darin Greunke, Leader of the Wayne County Sharp Shooters 4-H Club, at 402-286-4895.

 

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