-- Bandera Gun Club, Inc. -- Antiques & Blue Bell
By Jim Harris, Assistant Curator, NSSA/NSCA Museum
It must be something in the ice cream. Peaches? Strawberries? Cookies? Who knows? One thing we do know is that Bryan Boehme from Helotes did it again.
For the fifth year in a row he won the High-Overall trophy buckle at the 10th annual Blue Bell Ice Cream & Antique Firearms Shoot. He shot a perfect 50x50 in the side-by-side division and after a brief problem with his pump gun, which cost him a target or two, he scored a 46x50 in that division for a total HOA score of 96x100.
Austin Carroll from Bandera scored a 48x50 to win the side-by-side buckle - sorry Bryan, you can only win one buckle - and Don Snyder from San Antonio took the pump gun competition with a 47x50. We were unable to determine who ate the most ice cream, but rest assured there was a bunch missing.
The rules of the shoot call for a low gun starting position and a 0 to 3 second delay in launching the target.
The pump gunner's battle cry was "Shuck It!!!" and the SxS gunner's motto was "Safety Off!"
Amazing how often some of the shooters failed to remember that.
It is great training for the approaching dove season which starts Sept. 1 through Oct. 24 in the Central zone and Sept. 21 through Oct. 28 in the South zone. Remember to buy your new license and be sure to get the required migratory game bird stamp.
The Wednesday Fun Shoot this past week ended with Robert Kline as the champion. His score was 49x59. Austin Carroll was runner-up. B. Brent Trussell was third and moved to A class. Dalton Graff took fourth place and moves to B class.
• The next registered shoot in Bandera will be the John Webber Memorial, Sept. 13-16 and the squads are just about full.
• The World Skeet Championship begins Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 5 at the National Shooting Complex on FM 471 in San Antonio.
Meanwhile let's hope for a little cooler weather and a lot of rain and "git-er-done @ 3-4-5."