Plains Trap Club gears up for annual Turkey Shoot

Print Article

Competitors turn out in droves for the Turkey Shoot event at the Plains Trap Club. (Photo supplied)

The Plains Trap Club is in full swing with their winter league, and shooters are getting geared up for the annual Turkey Shoot.

The popular event has been running for close to 20 years alongside the winter and summer leagues.

The club usually sees around 15 five-person teams compete, but it varies year to year.

Shooters are scored both individually and as teams for the league event. Prizes vary each year, and for each competition.

The spring shoot known as the Turkey Shoot, is scheduled for March 24, just after the finale of the winter league.

The event draws around 30 to 40 shooters, from Hamilton, Missoula, Libby and Sanders County.

During the event, competitors shoot what they call a regular trap, doubles, Annie Oakleys and buddy shoots.

The doubles competition works just like a normal trap except the competitors are shooting to hit two birds.

While the Annie Oakleys are individual events, shooters will line up next to each other. Shooters will be eliminated if they miss their target and the person next to them hits the next target.

This event works similar to a round-robin where the score and or elimination depends on whether you hit the target and are compared directly to fellow shooters.

Competitors in the buddy shoot are randomly paired up. They both aim to hit the target. If both shooters miss the same target they are eliminated. 

With both the Annie Oakleys and buddies there are multiple prizes up for grabs are presented depending on the number of shooters in each round.

People interested in competing or checking out the upcoming events can get all the information on the trap club’s Facebook page @plainstrap59859

Print Article

Read More Local News

Clark Fork Hospital is all about being baby friendly

June 20, 2018 at 11:48 am | Clark Fork Valley Press Recently Terry Miller of the Department of Public Health and Human Services visited with officials from the Clark Fork Valley Hospital(CFVH) to welcome them into the Baby Friendly Initiative program....


Read More

Cowboy Johnny: Keeping the Old West alive

June 20, 2018 at 11:49 am | Clark Fork Valley Press Johnny Thompson of Paradise is keeping the that old western cowboy lifestyle alive in the Northwest with his old school approach to breaking in and re-training horses. ‘Cowboy Johnny’ as he is af...


Read More

Spring burn season coming to an end in western Montana

June 20, 2018 at 11:49 am | Clark Fork Valley Press The spring burn season is officially drawing to a close in western Montana as several land agencies in charge of administering burn permits have already stopped issuing permits, and the remaining age...


Read More

Graduating seniors earn Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness $300 Scholarships

June 20, 2018 at 11:49 am | Clark Fork Valley Press Each year, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (FSPW) gives graduating seniors from the high schools within the three counties the proposed wilderness lies in a chance to write about their favori...


Read More

Contact Us

(406) 826-3402
105 W. Lynch
P.O. Box 667
Plains, MT 59859

©2018 Clark Fork Valley Press | Mineral Independent Terms of Use Privacy Policy