The Edwards County Farm Bureau Young Leaders are sponsoring a community trap shoot on Saturday, Mar. 7 at the Edwards County Sportsman Club (north of Albion on IL130). This event serves as the fundraiser for their collegiate scholarship.
This will be a team competition, with each team having five members. Each team member will shoot one round of single trap and one round of 5-stand. The entry fee is $100 per team. Cash prizes will be awarded to the three highest placing teams with first place receiving $200. These prizes are sponsored by Remington Seeds, Nutrien Ag Solutions- Browns Plant and Joy Lane Produce.
There will be two individual prizes in the team competition- most birds shot by a person not on a winning team and least amount of birds shot.
After all teams have finished, an individual “Annie Oakley” style shoot will take place. A separate entry fee will be required to shoot in this competition. The winnings will be determined by the amount of people shooting.
“The Young Leaders are hosting this event, as a fun event for those individuals who like to shoot,” stated Rebecca Perry, manager of the Edwards County Farm Bureau. “This event is designed to allow an opportunity for those who enjoy shooting a chance to do so in a limited competitive environment.”
Same day registration and check-in will start at 8:30 a.m., with the shooting starting at 9 a.m. Shooters must furnish their own guns and ammo. Lunch will be available, sponsored by Albion Equipment and COUNTRY Financial-Steve Thompson. A 50/50 raffle will also be conducted.
All ages are welcome, however, anyone under 18 must always have a parent or legal guardian on the grounds with them.
This is a fun, family event. All shooters are welcome- novice to advance. Everyone helps each other, encourages the beginners and watches the masters. If this is your first-or hundredth-time shooting, come on out!
Registrations are being taken at the Edwards County Farm Bureau and can be made by stopping by the office or calling 445-2113. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, and payment is due at time of registration. You can also mail your registration to the Edwards County Farm Bureau, 15 S. 5th Street, Albion, Ill.
Shoot time will be assigned for all pre-registered teams. If you do not have a full team but want to shoot; please register. Random teams will be made from these individuals.