Chinook Valley Gun Club hosts 10th Annual Seafood Shoot

<I>RON MALAST photo</I><BR>"Pull!" - One-half the shooters at the Chinook Valley Seafood Shoot line up for the start of an event.

CHINOOK - The Chinook Valley Gun Club held its ever-popular Crab and Seafood Shoot this past Saturday, Jan. 16.

The event, which is held every year on the Saturday following Martin Luther King's actual birthday, was attended by 88 shooters and guests totaling about 120 people. In attendance were shooting teams from Las Vegas, Sacramento, Spokane, Ellensburg, Yakima and as far away as Wisconsin.

During this event, various trap-shooting games are played employing two-person teams or individual shooters. The top shooters of each event are awarded Dungeness crab, oysters, or shrimp as prizes. Also served are a free Mexican lunch and other assorted goodies. It was open to the public, serving men, women and youth.

The Chinook Valley Gun Club is located on Chinook Valley Road and offers two automated pit traps, a rifle and pistol range and a modest clubhouse. The club's annual meeting will be held on Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in connection with the Thursday night shoot. The meeting agenda will include election of officers, financial reports, targets, range-fee costs and discussion on changes.

Annual membership dues are $35, and a lifetime membership is $200. They shoot trap every Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m., rain or shine.

For more information call Bob Tyler at 665-2369 or Jim Vankuiken at 360-244-0647.

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