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Versatile Hunter

Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club Tower Shoots

Thu, February 07, 2019

If you’ve never tried a traditional tower shoot then I suggest you do.  I’ve ran the dog for “pick up” on these events and have even shot at a few and they are always a good test of your shooting skills and a good way to get out of the house in the depression of winter and hang with friends.

Here are the details:

February 16 and March 9, 2019

Sign in starts at 8 am, head to the field at 9 am

Advanced registration requested

$100 entry fee includes 6 pheasants thrown and lunch for every hunter

Oak Ridge will throw an extra free pheasant for every 2 hunters

Extra dogs and dog handlers are often needed to retrieve at these shoots. If you would be interested in running your dog, please contact us.

Black Bird pool – $10 entry fee, shoot the one black bird thrown and win the pool. If the black bird is not harvested, the pool goes to the dog handlers. Black bird availability is unknown, will be offered if available.

These tower shoots will be in the same flat location as last year. Hill climbing no longer required. As usual, there will be a wagon ride to the field.

There is a minimum of 15 people required to hold each shoot – a date will be cancelled if the minimum is not met. Reach out to anyone who might be interested so we can have a full shoot!

The maximum for each shoot is 30 hunters, 2 per station. If less than 30 sign up, a drawing will be held to determine who shoots at a station alone.

A tower shoot is a group effort. Here’s how it works:
• There is a central tower from which the pheasants will be released, with a circle of shooters around it.
• Hunters will rotate to each station around the circle
• Shooting is to the outside of the circle only – this will be enforced
• Dogs and handlers will be provided to retrieve birds – please do not bring a dog
• All harvested birds will be kept by handlers until the end of the shoot. The birds will be collected by Oak Ridge and distributed evenly among the hunters.
• Lead shot size 4, 5 or 6 preferred, size 2 shot is not allowed
• Eye protection required
• Please bring your hunting license and orange hat
• No 4-wheelers or side by sides will be allowed unless the field is frozen or dry

Sign up today! Call Brian at 309-208-2624