LONG LAKE, Wis.— The Big 4+ Sportsman’s Club held their annual spring trap shoot at their clubhouse in Long Lake on Saturday, April 20. There were two events: a 50-Bird Lewis Class shoot and a meat shoot.
Despite the near record cold and snow still on the ground, there were 44 entries in the 50-Bird shoot.
The shoot paid out five classes and the winner of each class won $61.60. Ties were broken by sudden-death shoot-offs. A nasty wind prevented even the best shooters from breaking all 50 targets, but there will still some pretty good scores.
The class winners and their scores were: Bernie Behlke (Deerbrook) with 49, Tim Kalata (Argonne) with 46, Gary Schadrie (Tipler) with 44, John Brown (Dunbar) with 42 and Jaden Streu (Long Lake) with 40. There was also a consolation prize for scores under 38.
Dennis VanOoyden (Antigo) survived a 5-string shoot-off to win $44. Lewis Class shooters could also enter for High Gun, Long Run and 25-Straight on each trap, with ties being broken by sudden-death shoot-offs. Ed Borske (Alvin) won all of them, winning a total of $248.
“The Big 4+ would appreciated all of those who braved the cold and wind to help make the shoot a success, with a special thanks to the volunteer workers,” said organizers.
The next big event will be the annual membership picnic and trap shoot on Saturday, July 20. They also shoot trap on Monday evening and everyone is welcome. Visit them at www.Big4SportsmansClub.com.