Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Veterans Benefit 100-bird Sporting Clays tournament @ Vernon National

On Sunday May 29, 2016 Vernon National Shooting Preserve, 3291 Burns Rd, Vernon Center, NY, and the Central New York Veteran’s Outreach Center (CNYVOC) partnered to hold the 8th Annual Veterans Benefit 100-bird Sporting Clays tournament. Over the past 7 years this benefit shoot has made donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, the Fort Drum therapy pool, and the Rome Veterans Center. Vernon National Shooting Preserve has made it a priority to keep the proceeds of this benefit locally and with that purpose CNYVOC will be this year’s recipient. CNYVOC (cnyvoc.org) is an outreach group that seeks to enrich the quality of veteran’s lives and services Utica and the surrounding Central New York area. CNYVOC provides charitable, educational, social service, and housing services to veterans in need.

Registrations now conducted at the main club house building instead of the event tent.  Worked well and refreshments available.

Started out on the sunny side, but not more then halfway through the shoot you could hear the rumble of thunder (you can hear the thunder in the shoot video).  We got rained on pretty good at one point, but we were able to keep shooting when the rains stopped.  Three or four stations later and the skies opened once again with numerous lighting strikes.  That was it for me and walked off the course, calling it a day.

Two candidates running for the 22nd Congressional District Republican ballot spot were on the course. 

May the best man (woman) win.

The first time I seen the TrapMaster target release system.


On the return home about halfway between Speculator and I-87 we ran into a fierce thunder storm.  Lighting strike and no more then one second delay to hear the thunder, that close.  Driving about 30 mph instead of 55mph.  Luckily one vehicle ahead and I just followed his tail lights.   If it wasn't for the vehicle I would have pulled over and let the storm pass.

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