Whitney Hucksted was one of several women that annually take part in the Rifleman’s Rodeo over the long weekend, shooting at the same targets and the same distance as everyone else. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Whitney Hucksted was one of several women that annually take part in the Rifleman’s Rodeo over the long weekend, shooting at the same targets and the same distance as everyone else. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Rifleman’s Rodeo a wet weekend

Annual Ponoka Fish and Game competition shoot endured rain and cold on the long weekend

Bryan Walcheske takes aim at the rabbit target during the men’s competition in the drenching rain on Aug. 31, but still managed a good score of 35 on the five targets. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Whitney Hucksted was one of several women that annually take part in the Rifleman’s Rodeo over the long weekend, shooting at the same targets and the same distance as everyone else. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

John and son Devon Beck compete Aug. 31 in the family event at the 52nd annual Ponoka Fish and Game Rifleman’s Rodeo. This event, along with the buddies event, is unique in that two shooters fire on the targets at the same time. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Garrett Van Seggelen lines up this shot on the bear target during the junior shooting event Aug. 31. The competition this year saw a number of young boys and girls participating. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Brad Malterer sets his sights on the cougar target precariously perched in between the stands of trees during the men’s competition on Aug. 31. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Neil Ferris awaits the signal from the safety officer to kick off the target shooting competition on Aug. 31 among some gusty winds and pouring rain at the annual Ponoka Fish and Game Rifleman’s Rodeo over the long weekend. Despite the cool and wet conditions, everyone still had some fun. Results for the event were not available at press time. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

A safety man watches as the competition’s first shooter Aug. 31, Neil Ferris, takes aim at the various targets on the range. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

By Jordie Dwyer

Annual Ponoka Fish and Game competition shoot endured rain and cold on the long weekend

 

John and son Devon Beck compete Aug. 31 in the family event at the 52nd annual Ponoka Fish and Game Rifleman’s Rodeo. This event, along with the buddies event, is unique in that two shooters fire on the targets at the same time. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

John and son Devon Beck compete Aug. 31 in the family event at the 52nd annual Ponoka Fish and Game Rifleman’s Rodeo. This event, along with the buddies event, is unique in that two shooters fire on the targets at the same time. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Garrett Van Seggelen lines up this shot on the bear target during the junior shooting event Aug. 31. The competition this year saw a number of young boys and girls participating. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Garrett Van Seggelen lines up this shot on the bear target during the junior shooting event Aug. 31. The competition this year saw a number of young boys and girls participating. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Brad Malterer sets his sights on the cougar target precariously perched in between the stands of trees during the men’s competition on Aug. 31. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Brad Malterer sets his sights on the cougar target precariously perched in between the stands of trees during the men’s competition on Aug. 31. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Neil Ferris awaits the signal from the safety officer to kick off the target shooting competition on Aug. 31 among some gusty winds and pouring rain at the annual Ponoka Fish and Game Rifleman’s Rodeo over the long weekend. Despite the cool and wet conditions, everyone still had some fun. Results for the event were not available at press time. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

Neil Ferris awaits the signal from the safety officer to kick off the target shooting competition on Aug. 31 among some gusty winds and pouring rain at the annual Ponoka Fish and Game Rifleman’s Rodeo over the long weekend. Despite the cool and wet conditions, everyone still had some fun. Results for the event were not available at press time. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

A safety man watches as the competition’s first shooter Aug. 31, Neil Ferris, takes aim at the various targets on the range. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

A safety man watches as the competition’s first shooter Aug. 31, Neil Ferris, takes aim at the various targets on the range. Photo by Jordie Dwyer