Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Kingston Ontario Skeet Shoot, June 2008

A little early to be talking about a skeet shoot, especially one being held in June and in Ontario, Canada, but the Kingston Skeet Club already have advanced shoot registrations in the mail.

I received an email from Chris Lucas asking if I be interested in attending this years NSSA Ducks Unlimited Shoot, June 6-8.

Hard to say no to Chris, as he is one of the small minority of volunteers that we see at many clubs, whom without; shoots would cease and long term operation of the club would be in jeopardy.

Besides, Chris and his wife are some of the nicest people you can meet and the club has a solid core of friendly shooters. My wife and I enjoy running into anyone of the Kingston crowd at shoots we attend.

We have not visited the club in a number of years as we have been attending a shoot in Vermont that same weekend. I had already tentatively schedule the Kingston shoot because at the 2007 Valleyfield Quebec Provincial shoot they had a nice showing from the Kingston club, with most being first time attendee's.

Valleyfield is not my home club, but it was nice to see the Kingston shooters in attendance and it left a good feeling.

Anyway, we will be attending.

A four hour drive and a border crossing required into Canada.

Americans coming up for the first time need to be aware they will be required to pay $25 at the border for a 90 day firearm permit. A very simple process. If you cross several times a year a five year Canadian Firearms License is suggested.

The club is just off the 401 (interstate) and a number of motels located maybe five minutes from the club.

On the road leading to the club is the Italo-Canadian club. This is where the club will have its Saturday meal. You can walk to the restaurant from the gun clubs parking lot. For $15 you will have an authentic Italian cuisine supper with a guarantee “you will not leave hungry”.

A casino is maybe 20 minutes east of the club and not far from the 1000 Islands of New York.

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