Sunday, June 07, 2015
Ilion Sporting Clays Political Victory Fund Fundraiser Shoot
Saturday I attended the 2nd Annual Sporting Clays NYSRPA Political Victory Fund fundraiser at the Ilion Fish & Game Club, Ilion, New York.
Monies raised to help fund the NYSPRA court case against the New York SAFE ACT (gun control in the name of safety).
A long time from my last visit, maybe 20 - 25 years ago to shoot registered skeet doubles.
A good number of donated prizes were up for grab. The club did it's part by only charging what it cost to purchase the targets. All shoot monies outside of targets was for the benefit of the Political Victory Fund. In the video those who donated are credited during the awards presentation!
The club is located on the top of a hill. Skeet and trap fields long have been in place, but with the event of sporting clays, shoot stations have populated the hilltop fields. An additional warm weather course is sited at the base of the hill in a wooded area that allows for a full 100 target course when needed.
The club has a truck that is used to move people from the clubhouse to the bottom course, and the reverse.
A cool start but the sun finally make it's prescience known and warmed up nicely.
A mix of hand traps and modern machines.
Always tough too shoot video when shooting, as you can't be everywhere, but I think you'll get a good overview of the shoot. The awards presentations part of the video is limited to class champions and HOA.
If just interested in the video.
YouTube Shoot Video
For Photos and Video: http://www.losttarget.com/s/2015/2015Ilion/