Saunders Memorial Shoot starts Thursday

Friday, September 27, 2019

The 64th Annual Saunders Memorial Shoot will be held Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 26-29, at the Luther Owens Muzzle Loading Range and Park in Berryville.

Firing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday.

All shooting events are black powder-only, including offhand rifle and pistol at stationary paper targets, bench rest matches, trade gun aggregate, womenís and menís shotgun trap, sporting clays and black powder cartridge trap. Divisions in the rifle and pistol matches are menís, womenís, junior, sub-junior, and old timers. Daily re-entries will be available for rifle and pistol. Prizes and certificates will be awarded for all matches and aggregates.

A raffle will be held for a Thompson Center .50-caliber rifle, and there will be a silent auction with numerous items including artwork, knives, books, housewares, and camp equipment.

Fresh Eats food truck will be serving breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, smoked pulled pork and chicken sandwiches and more.

Camp grounds at the park have water, restrooms, showers, firewood and limited electricity. Vendors are welcome to set up on tradersí row with only a $5 registration fee.

The public is invited to come watch, observe, shop the vendors and talk with the participants. The log cabin is open to all to seethe huge buffalo mount and the log cabin construction.

The event is sponsored by the Lutherís Long Hunters Club. The range is located just northwest of the Berryville Square. Take East College Street off Highway 62 to the park road.

For more information contact Zoe Caywood at zcaywood@gmail.com.

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