Thursday, September 25, 2014

A day in the woods

We hit one of the trails in the Adirondacks in upstate New York.

Using the self-timer setting on the camera.

We ate lunch sitting on a log!

Almost a little to much on the warm side, but no bugs.

We wanted to hike this trail before the start of hunting season.  We did see one deer that ran across the trail as we were heading back to the vehicle.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Classic Sporting Clays @ Rochester Brooks

Saturday saw high winds. Sunday saw on and off rain at the 1st Annual Autumn Classic hosted by the Rochester Brooks gun club in Rush, New York.

We shot the sub-gauge event Saturday AM.  I imagine target presentations were not what the target setter had in mind, as very windy.  Being honest, only one station, maybe two where the wind caused me problems.  It was what it was and we had a good time. 
The sub-gauge course is set on it's own course, separate from the prelim course. Fair target presentations were thrown.  The pump and SxS shooters shot on the prelim course at designated stands.

Saturday PM (Prelim) saw no let up in the wind.  One station saw a lot of no bird calls, as the wind kept pushing a target into an unsafe direction.  A nice presentation of targets where thrown.

Sunday came the rains.  Not raining all the time, but seemed to hit us every third or forth station. 

Scores rose and fell accordingly.  Rains seemed to bring limited target visibility on some stations. Instead of seeing a spot of orange, just seeing a gray streak.  Just the way it at my age.  Always hoping for a bit of sun when shooting, but not always getting it.  We had a 5 1/2 hour drive ahead of us and couldn't delay are start time, hoping for better weather (European start).  I shot a 73 and happy with the score, but sure wishing I hit a few more targets!

As always, very knowledge refs working the shoot.  Machine problems caused little delay. A designated crew taking care of problems quickly.

A polished crew working the desk!

Neat looking trophies were presented.  Glass balls were thrown many years in the past....


Monday, September 15, 2014

Huntingdon 5 Man Team Trap Shoot

My wife and I attended this shoot this past Sunday.  A first time visit to the club!

Club de tir Huntingdon, Sainte-Barbe, Québec.

Trap (Fun Shoot)

Tournois annuel (five man team)

A well run shoot!

Teams were selected by random draw.

50 shooters (ten teams).

First squads went out at 10am.

50 targets. 

Shoot 25 on one field and the second 25 on the other.

Lunch was served, prizes awarded, and we were in are vehicle driving home at 2pm.


The club has one PAT rap and a purchase of a second is under serious consideration.

A short video of the new single lane rifle range at the Huntingdon club, as I think not something you see every day, and may be the answer for clubs that wish to put in a range, but have limited property!

A range to site in a rifle.

Rifle Range

I was told with the addition of the rifle range the club was going to have to limit membership, as the response was overwhelming.

Todd Murphy Shoot @ Underhill

Club members (and a few non-members) were out in force and the club held another successful shoot at the Underhill Gun Club, Westford, Vermont.

An NSCA shoot.  Monies raised were donated to Hope Lodge.

A cool start to the day with rain threatening.  An on and off rain hit the third rotation hard.

A nice rabbit presentation was thrown.  I've never seen the rabbit machine set up on this part of the property before and hopefully it will be the machines permanent home.  Saying that, the two stations in the woods on the other side of the property would be well served if a chain saw removed a tree or two.

The ladies working the desk did an outstanding job!

The club is lucky to have so many members that volunteer to work the shoot.  Several clubs that I shoot at have cut back significantly or no longer hold shoots, as volunteers are a rare breed in 2014!


* The sporting clays setup as shown is only available twice a year.  A special setup to hold a shoot with the club only offering skeet, trap and 5-stand (warm weather months) the rest of the year.