Friday, June 14, 2013

Trapshooters line up for Ducks Unlimited fun

Fundraiser at the Bellevue range

    Hailey’s Juan Goitiandia won high overall honors Sunday at the conclusion of the eighth annual Wood River Ducks Unlimited Fun Shoot staged June 8-9 at Wood River Gun Club south of Bellevue.
    Goitiandia won the high overall buckle with 384 out of 400 targets during the two-day competition that attracted 43 shooters to the Bellevue range. He was also the singles champion from the 16-yard line with 198 and earned a plaque.
    Handicap champion from 22 yards was Jim Kuntz, 187. Goitiandia was handicap runner-up with 186. In addition, Kuntz tied with Kody Klundt, both with 194 in singles, Kuntz winning a shootout for a knife.
    Other awards:

  • Total 400 MOA—Zac Sjoberg 338, money clip.
  • Total 400 LOA—Tom Lloyd 217, money clip.
  • Draw winners for prizes like bags, knives and money clips: Zach Sewell 375, Pete Miller 366, Jason Haynes 362, Mark Mastrofini 348, Matt Thornton 348, Ted Higginbotham 345, Robert Kolman 339, Tanner Orchard 331, C.J. Gorringe 331, Teagan Foster 331, Tyler Kolp 331, Ryan Stavros 322, Hoss Schmidt 306, Trace Tupper 293, Kay Poole 251, Abbigayle Lukkasson 244.

    Committee Chair Matt Thornton said the event raised funds that go to Ducks Unlimited for restoring and preserving wetlands.
    Thornton said, “We had our best turnout ever with 43 shooters. They were able to raise almost $16,000 of which 83% goes towards habitat conservation. The excellent rib dinner was supplied, cooked and served by Fred and Brent Anderson of River Run Auto Parts.”
    He added, “Thanks to all the shooters, businesses and individuals who made the Ducks Unlimited Fun Shoot a success.”

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