Local trap shooters participate in Road Runner event

Local trap shooters participate in Road Runner event – A dozen five-member trap shooting teams traversed the north country on Saturday as part of the second annual Northern Tier Trap League 200 Bird Road Runner competition. “As far as I know, nobody north of the Thruway has ever done this,” said event organizer Jon Putman, a member of the Carthage Fish & Game Club team. Teams spent the day shooting at four different clubs: Beaver River, Sackets Harbor, Sno Fun and Brownville. An awards ceremony was then held in Sackets...

Shooting program takes off in city school

Shooting program takes off in city school – In the bowels of Charlotte High School, around the corner from the boiler room and directly beneath the swimming pool, shots ring out. It is hot, humid and noisy. Four young men are prone and propped up on their backpacks with Olympic-grade Daisy single-shot air rifles pointed down-range. Master Sgt. Shawn Legault paces behind them. The boys, students at Leadership Academy for Young Men, are part of one of the few marksmanship programs in a public high school, and certainly the only one in Monroe County. “I believe this is character-building,” said Master Sgt. Eric Meister, who directs the program along with Legault as part of Leadership Academy’s JROTC program. “And that’s our mission, to build better...

Garand Clinic

The Massena Rifle and Pistol Club is holding a Garand Clinic on May 9, 2015. For more information contact the match director Barry Dietlein at...

Award-winning ‘Women in Nature’ program set for April 25 at F-M Rod and Gun Club

Award-winning ‘Women in Nature’ program set for April 25 at F-M Rod and Gun Club – The Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs has scheduled its 9th annual “Women in Nature” program for April 25 at the Fayetteville-Manlius Rod and Gun Club.  The award-winning program is a free, day-long series of workshops for women focusing on introductory outdoor skills.  This year’s event is featuring 22 different mini-courses. Each participant will be allowed to sign up for four courses.  The scheduled course list includes ax throwing, beginning archery, birding basics, black powder, campfire cooking, canoeing skills, crossbow basics, deer hunting, fishing 101, flyfishing, gun cleaning and introduction to...

A club for women who share an aim

A club for women who share an aim – On Friday night at the venerable Iroquois Rod and Gun Club, the targets hanging in the shooting range were pink, and one of the shooters wore a tiara. It was the monthly meeting of the Schenectady chapter of The Well Armed Woman, a national organization founded in 2012 by an Arizona woman put off by the sexism she encountered when she looked into buying a gun. There are now more than 200 chapters of The Well Armed Woman in...
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