Our 49th Rifleman’s Rodeo was on the Labour Day weekend at the Ponoka Fish And Game Club. It was well attended, as usual. The weather was not the greatest at times, but the shooting went on. There are several different categories for the shoots. Here are the results of each:
First of all was the men’s, and the first place winner was Kevin Walcheske with a score of 47 out of a possible 50. Second was Neil Ferris and third was Bill Huckstep.
The Ladies: First place went to our club secretary, Sherry Thorson. Second place went to Kaitlin Hellervik and third to Jessica Nabozniak
The Buddy Shoot: First place was Lee Hall and Devon Weychey. Second place Bryan Walcheske and Todd Nabozniak. Third goes to Brent Higgens and Scott Van Seggelen.
Family Event: First place was Neil Ferris and Tamera Ferris. Second Ben Hellervik and Braden Ferris. Third place Todd Nabozniak and Alyson Nabozniak.
Iron sights: First place Ben Hellervik, second place Brent Naboziak and third goes to Bill Huckstep.
Junior Shooters: First place Tamera Ferris; second, Braden Ferris; third, Jasmine Engele
Balloon Shoot: Scott Van Seggelen
Crow shoot: Jessica Nabozinak.
Under 11 – 22 shoot: First place Garrett Van Seggelen; second place, Johnathan Yadlos; third place, DeklenWhite
Under 11 Balloon shoot: Garrett Van Seggelen
11 and over 22 shoot: First, Braden Ferris; second Tamara Ferris; third, Savannah Dvornek.
11 and over Balloon Shoot: winner Braden Ferris
As you can see we have a lot of different categories for our shooters so there is a shoot for different ages. Everyone who came out and took part was a winner whether you got a trophy or not.
Now for the current everyday club business. We, as of the last meeting are 820 members strong.
We now have all of our paperwork in to Alberta Enforcement and Parks for our lease request on the Gull Lake property. We are now waiting for the approval. After that we will be able to make plans for our further improvements. The draw for the 50/50 fund raiser for the Gull Lake property was made at the Rifleman’s Rodeo. There were two winners: Danielle and Brandy Abt.
The hunting season is now upon us. Hope everyone got some draws.
The first of January 2017, our membership dues are going to increase. We have not raised them for the past five years, but the amount we have to pay to Alberta Fish and Game, so each of our members can be an Alberta Fish Game member has gone up each year so that makes it necessary for the club to increase our dues.
Good luck hunting and stay safe.
Ponoka Fish and Game