Shooters line up for the Annie Oakley Shoot during the 44th Annual Alexis Creek Trap Shoot.

Shooters line up for the Annie Oakley Shoot during the 44th Annual Alexis Creek Trap Shoot.

Alexis Creek Trap Shoot hits mark

The 44th BC Forest Service Trap Shoot was held at Alexis Creek’s Chilcotin Rod and Gun Club Range on Saturday, May 23.

The 44th BC Forest Service Trap Shoot was held at Alexis Creek’s Chilcotin Rod and Gun Club Range on Saturday, May 23 under an ever changing spring sky.

It was another great turnout with 70 shooters comprised of 14 five-person shotgun trap and skeet teams, and individual .22 calibre rifle shooters.

Alexis Creek and Williams Lake staff from  the Cariboo-Chilcotin District of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, organized the event and the Ravens Fire Crew setup the tents, tables, and chairs.

Barry Jenkins and Mike Carlson (BC Forest Service retirees and have been present for each of the 44 years) served as range masters — Barry for the shot-gunners, and Mike for the rifle shooters.

Once again,  Quesnel Quality was the highest scoring trap and skeet team and awarded the Jack Lynn Memorial Trophy.  The Quesnel Quality team were Terry Street, Gord Wall, Ted Traer, Andres Street, and  Adam Veleyj, who scored  107 out of a possible 125 points.

George Ostoforoff was the Top Gun, missing only once out of 25 attempts.  Jenna Brink and Yvette Sabo tied for the female Top Gun, both with  17 out of 25.

Oleh Chapman was the last man standing on the first Annie Oakley trap shoot line, winning the Kevin Frittenburg Memorial Trophy.

Jeff Austin triumphed on the second Annie Oakley line.

The .22 calibre rifle shooting winners, listed first to third, were; Connie Haley, Sammy Carlson, and Patty Murphy for the women and, Bailey Cail, Seamus Murphy and Darby Cail for the youth.

The Money Shots from Alexis Creek prevailed  in a hard fought battle for the lowest-score trophy, and Mark Hamm was the 179th fastest gun.

Everyone enjoyed the fun, good food and friendship.

Williams Lake Tribune

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