Perfect weather greeted competitors and spectators at the Natchitoches Shooting Range Open House and Shooting Competition Saturday, May 14.
The competition tested the shooters with .22 rimfire rifle, .22 rimfire pistol and shotgun. With distances ranging from 10 yards at the pistol range, out to 50 yards for the rifles and the fast moving birds of the five-stand shotgun course; the competitors had plenty of action.
When the smoke cleared and the targets were scored, the winners of each class were announced and presented with medals. Everyone ate hamburgers and hotdogs provided by the Range and cooked by Shooting Range Board President Terry Sklar.
A limited edition Ruger “Tiger” 10-22 .22 rimfire rifle was raffled off, and Scott Roberts was the lucky ticket holder.
The results of the competition were:
In the junior class, Colton Boswell made a clean sweep, winning first place in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun. He was also the Overall Junior Champion, followed closely by Flint Snyder in second place.
First place in the Adult Rifle and Shotgun competitions was Austin Boswell. First place in the Pistol competition went to Ash Moore.
The Overall Adult Champion was Austin Boswell and the Super Junior Champion (under age 12) was Emma Bain.