Ted McPherson Memorial Trapshoot - August 28, 2021(Posted: August 29, 2021)
In August of each year the nation celebrates National
Shooting Sports Month. For the second year, we have
participated in this celebration by issuing an electronic
mail call for our membership to register for a trap shoot at
our range devoted to shotgun activity. This year our
event was dedicated to the memory of member William ”Ted”
McPherson who passed away earlier this year. Ted was an avid
shooter and supported the shooting events especially
supporting the lady shooters and allowing them the
opportunity to shoot his Colt 45 revolvers.
While this was an invitational event for Chapter membership, we also used it for attracting local non-members and for the recruitment of prospective members. We asked that each member bring a non-member and advertised that the Chapter would provide all the clays, 25 shotshells and an opportunity for a lunch meal consisting of hot dogs, chips and a soft drink. Unlike last year when we had to postpone several times due to weather, this year we planned and conducted the event on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Even though we did not struggle against the rain storms this year, the challenge this year was blazing heat and humidity. We had a relay schedule with 20 members plus a number of guests. Despite the heat and humidity everyone seemed to be pleased with the event and we plan to conduct the event again next year. And with our new Activity Center, the midday meal inside the building was pleasant.
Manahoac BowmanThe Manahoac Bowman archery club promotes both target archery and the legal use of the bow for bow-hunting. We are affiliated with the Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League in Virginia. We strive to preserve our bowhunting heritage through securing better hunting privileges and conditions for bowhunters cooperating with all conservation organizations, and working to support local and state legislative proposals that benefit all sportsmen.
View the 2017 Schedule for the Manahoac Bowman Outdoor Archery Shoots. If anyone is interested in participating in the archery club please contact contact Jarrett Frame at 540-373-2278, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Gene Slagle at 540-661-8693, email email@example.com.
For more information visit the Manahoac Bowman website.
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The grounds of Walton Park include several hiking trails and wooded picnic areas. These trails can be enjoyed in any season and with anyone including the pets. Come and experience the new bridge built by the Boy Scouts over the back end of our pond. You might even catch sight of an enterprising beaver modifying the pond and forest ecosystem.
Our chapter focuses on providing a safe environment for members to enjoy recreational target shooting with various firearms. We offer 4 ranges that include 25 and 50 yard pistol, 50 and 100 yard rifle, and shotgun/skeet. All ranges except the shotgun range provide covered shooting stations.
View pictures of the firearm ranges here