Whether they’re shooting clay targets or bowling pins, shotgunners and would-be shotgunners can have a bit of fun in December.
And great weather should greet shooters this weekend when Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School in Sanford conducts a Fun Shoot on Dec. 12.
“We’re excited: 72 degrees and sun,” Deep River president and instructor Bill Kempffer said. “That’s going to be a first for us in a while.”
The shoot will cost $50 per person. Entry includes targets, lunch and raffle tickets for prizes such as a case of shells.
Non-members are encouraged to shoot or to watch at the holiday event.
“If somebody were to come out to just see what a fun shoot was all about, this would be a good opportunity,” Kempffer said. “Somebody who’s brand new and just wants to see people shoot, this is good. Everybody’s welcome. It’s a good chance for somebody to come out and participate.”
Registration and wobble deck practice open at 9 a.m. Tournament shooting starts at 10, and last shooter starts by 1:30 p.m.
Another fun event – a bowling pin shoot – is coming up Dec. 19.
“We buy old bowling pins from the bowling alley in Sanford,” Kempffer said. “We set them up, and you shoot them off the table. Kind of like the State Fair (games). That is a fun thing.”
The entry fee is $15.
Ladies Day, with discounted fees for women, is Sunday, and a handgun class is planned for Dec. 19. The facility is located at 284 Cletus Hall Road. Learn more at www.deepriver.net or call 919-774-7080.
Shooting: The Fork Farm in Norwood will hold its Winter Shoot sporting clays event on Saturday. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and last shooter starts at 2 p.m. Fees are $45-$65. Register at www.scoringpro.com, or contact Austin Kiker at 704-474-4052, ext. 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National forests: Public comment ends Dec. 15 on the U.S. Forestry Service’s revised Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. Learn more at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/nfsnc/nprevision.
Nominations: Jan. 29 is the deadline for submitting nominations to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award. The award recognizes individuals who provide leadership in the conservation of wildlife diversity in North Carolina, the commission said.
Find a nomination form by going to www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on the “Thomas L. Quay Award” scrolling icon at the bottom of the home page. Learn more about the process by calling Melinda Huebner at 919-707-0224.
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