The N.C. Youth Shooting Foundation will be near the Triangle this week for a 50-bird competition on June 17 at Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School, off U.S. 1 near Sanford.
“We’re open to all kids fourth through 12th grade,” executive director Jeff Thurow said. “Our goal is to get kids out on the range enjoying sporting clays where it’s safe and fun. We spread the message that you can be around guns and enjoy shooting sports and it’s not the dangerous thing sometimes people perceive it to be.”
Individual shooters are classified by skill level – beginner, rookie, intermediate, advanced and master – and the groups of shooters will have adult coaches.
The cost is $20 per shooter. Registration is 8-8:45 a.m., coaches meet at 8:45 and shooting starts at 9 at the facility at 284 Cletus Hall Road, Sanford. New shooters can print a waiver form at www.ncysf.org and turn in the signed form at registration.
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Each shooter must bring a shotgun, shells and eye and ear protection. Spectators must wear eye and ear protection.
Learn at www.ncysf.org, or call Thurow at 910-429-6025.
Family event: PC Shooting will conduct a special Fathers Day event 6:30-10:30 p.m. June 17 at the Wake County Firearms Training Center and Shooting Range in Apex. Use of handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammo, targets, and other equipment will be provided for up to four family members for $200. Register at http://pcshooting.mybigcommerce.com/fathers-day-class-june-17th-2017/.
Women’s event: GRITS – Girls Really Into Shooting – women’s circuit will visit Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, for a 10 a.m. June 24 shoot. RSVP to Paige Moody at email@example.com.
Bass fishing: The team of Jerry Marshburn of Sanford and Kevin Woodall of Angier finally took a big tournament victory, and they cashed in, too.
The duo weighed in five bass that totaled 24.10 pounds to win the Cashion Fishing Rods Spring Team Tournament Bass Trail Championship at Ledge Rock ramp on Falls Lake on June 10, event director Phil McCarson reported.
The winners earned $2,000 for first place and added first place in the Tournament Within A Tournament, the Big Fish Award for a 7.48 pounder, the season points title and four custom Cashion rods for $4,590 in cash and prizes.
Raleigh runners-up Paul Owens and Tyler Faggart caught five bass weighing 21.25 pounds and took home $835. Third-place finishers Jaime Fajardo of Fuquay-Varina and Josh Hooks of Apex weighed bass totaling 20.07 pounds to win $490.
Twenty-eight of 41 qualified teams chose to fish. The teams weighed in 91 bass totaling 273 pounds pounds for a 3.0-pound average.
The Piedmont Bass Classics $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Championship for qualified teams takes place June 17 at Kerr Lake out of Flemingtown Landing.
The Cashion Fishing Rods End of Year Tournament Trail starts July 15 at Falls Lake.
Find schedules and results at http://piedmontbassclassics.com/.
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