LONG LAKE, Wis.—The Big 4+ Sportsman’s Club held their annual membership picnic at their clubhouse in Long Lake on Saturday, July 20. Over 100 people turned out to enjoy a day of trap shooting, raffles and good food.
Winners of the Big 4+’s annual raffle were drawn at 4 p.m. Dan Graham (Alvin) won the first prize, a Ruger American bolt .270 Winchester rifle. Debbie Nieminen (Iron River) won second prize, two face cord of fire wood donated by Ed Borske (Alvin). Tom Prevost (DePere) won third prize, a Stackhouse portable hunting blind. John Spera and Jim Siebert (Manitowoc) won the fourth and fifth prizes, $50 each.
In the Shooter’s raffle, new this year, Fran Bey (Newald) won the first prize, a MEC reloader. Numerous other prizes donated by both area businesses and national manufacturers were raffled off throughout the day.
The 50-Bird Lewis Class trap shoot had 90 entries this year and paid out 5 classes, with each class winning $126. Ties were broken by sudden-death shoot offs. The winners and their scores were: Dusty Rhoades (Green Bay)with the only 50 of the day, Curt Riege (Watertown) with 47, Buddy Schaut (Mountain) with 45, Kayla McHugh (Newald) with 43 and Sue Bolyard (Kenosha)with 40.
Lewis class shooters could also play options, which paid $124 each this year. Ties were broken by sudden-death shoot offs. The winners were Corey Soldner (Reedsville) with 25-straight on Trap-1, Curt Riege with 25-straight on Trap-2 and Dusty Rhoades who won both High Gun and Long Run with his 50. The consolation prize of $90 was won by Dave Dorzok (Kiel).
In the meat shoots, numerous steaks and bacon were shot for with many of the contests resulting in spirited shoot offs.
The Big 4+ appreciates all who helped make this year’s picnic a success including volunteer workers and also the businesses who donated prizes and helped to sell raffle tickets.