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  • Pomeroy Gun Club

    Larry Bunch|Apr 18, 2024

    By Larry Bunch Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–The Pomeroy Gun Club completed their Winter League for 2024 with their annual barbeque potluck, awards day, and annual meeting on Sunday April 7. The twelve weeks starting in January include the ten-week competition against the other 23 teams in the Camas Prairie Association and the Camas Prairie shoot at Walla Walla Gun Club that was reported in last week's paper, along with this past week's final get together which included fun and g...

  • Top scores, trophies, and good times at CPTA Walla Walla Championship

    Larry Bunch|Apr 11, 2024

    POMEROY–Seventeen Pomeroy Gun Club members traveled to Walla Walla Gun Club for all or part of the 2024 Camas Prairie Championships March 21-24. They captured several trophies over the weekend. There were as many as 291 Shooters in the nine events. On Friday's 16-yard competition Tracy Hanger posted the top Pomeroy score with a 98X100 which was one target behind All American Laura Winkle of Kennewick in the Lady division. Holly Ledgerwood was close behind with a 96. Jim Adams 97 was good e...

  • Pomeroy Gun Club brings home Camas Prairie Trap Ass'n. trap shoot trophies

    Larry Bunch|Apr 4, 2024

    POMEROY–Seventeen Pomeroy Gun Club members traveled to Walla Walla Gun Club for all or part of the 2024 Camas Prairie Championships over the weekend of March 21-24. Club members captured Several trophies over the Friday to Sunday Championship Days. There were as many as 291 Shooters in the 9 events over the weekend. On Friday's 16-yard competition Tracy Hanger posted the top Pomeroy score with a 98X100 which was one target behind All American Laura Winkle of Kennewick in the Lady division. H...

  • CPTA Trapshoot results 2024

    Larry Bunch|Mar 28, 2024

    POMEROY––Seventeen Pomeroy Gun Club members traveled to Walla Walla Gun Club for all or part of the 2024 Camas Prairie Championships over the weekend of March 21-24. Club members captured Several trophies over the Friday to Sunday Championship Days. There were as many as 291 Shooters in the 9 events over the weekend. On Friday's 16-yard competition Tracy Hanger posted the top Pomeroy score with a 98X100 which was one target behind All American Laura Winkle of Kennewick in the Lady division. Hol...

  • Nice weather, nice scores for the final week of CPTA 24

    Larry Bunch|Mar 21, 2024

    POMEROY–The Pomeroy Gun Club members were greeted with beautiful spring weather this past weekend March 16-17 during the final week of the 10-week competition, and the nice conditions resulted in better scores. In the 16-yard 12-year-old and under competition on Saturday, Rowdy Cole continued his excellent shooting with a 23X25 score. That was the top score in the division and Blake Warren posted and 18. Rowdy also broke a 23 in Handicap to lead that event. In the 16-yard Sub Junior c...

  • Wind for the PGC week 9, takes the lead

    Larry Bunch|Mar 14, 2024

    POMEROY–Once again luck was not on the side of Pomeroy Gun Club members during Week 9 of the Camas Prairie Competition. A stiff breeze plagued shooters once again this past weekend, on both days. Juniors shooters faced the stiffer breeze on Saturday and scores were down a bit. Rowdy Cole once again paced the 12-year-old and under shooters in the 16-yard event by shooting a score of 21X25, and Carter Barron was close behind with a score of 20. In the youngest shooters Handicap, Rowdy put up a...

  • Cole, a surprising star

    Larry Bunch|Mar 7, 2024

    POMEROY–The Pomeroy Gun Club enjoyed nicer weather and better shooting conditions during week 8 of the Camas Prairie Shoot, and for the most part that was reflected in some good scores this past weekend. Rowdy Cole, 12, was probably the most surprising star of Week 8 of the 10-week shoot as he recorded a 24X25 in the 12-year-old and under division during the 16-yard event and then turned around and broke a perfect 25 in the Handicap competition to lead all the youngest shooters. Carter Barron p...

  • Saturday's winds help youth's shooting averages

    Larry Bunch|Feb 29, 2024

    POMEROY–Severe winds during the seventh week of Camas Prairie competition plagued Pomeroy Gun Club members once again. This time winds were the area's customary southwest variety and hit shooters from behind rather than right in the face, so targets were a little easier to set for consistency than that of east wind targets of previous weeks. The Youth shooters had a little better condition on Saturday, than the adults dealt with on Sunday. In the 12-year-old and under division, Rowdy Cole o...

  • Fair weather, better scores for week six

    Larry Bunch|Feb 22, 2024

    POMEROY–Week six of Pomeroy Gun Club's efforts in the Camas Prairie competition brought fairer weather and better scores. Seven club members also participated in a registered shoot at the Colton Gun Club on Saturday February 17. Three Pomeroy shooters brought home trophies on the cold blustery day in Colton. Holly Ledgerwood broke a 96X100 score in the 16-yard. event That was the second-best score of the event and garnered her the Lady Championship. Jim Adams recorded a score of 93 in the c...

  • First squad enjoys nice weather

    Larry Bunch|Feb 15, 2024

    POMEROY–The fifth week of the 10-week Camas Prairie Competition started out well for Pomeroy Gun Club members as the first squad on Sunday enjoyed calm winds and nice conditions. Brian Bingman took advantage of the opportunity and broke a perfect 25 and Sean Beale only missed one for an early score of 24. After the squad was done, blustery weather with snow squalls blew in and made the day much more difficult for other shooters. The youth shooters had fair conditions on Saturday, but a...

  • Erratic east winds present challenges

    Larry Bunch|Feb 8, 2024

    POMEROY– A fairly-stiff east wind caused some erratic target flight preventing gun club shooters from breaking a perfect 25 during week four of the Camas Prairie Association competition. East winds are difficult since the Traps face that direction so shooters have the breeze right in their faces. On Saturday Rowdy Cole continued his good shooting in the 12-year-old and under division with a 22X25 score to lead the 16-Yard competition. Rowdy also led in the Handicap event with a score of 21. C...

  • Better weather highlights third CPT shoot

    Larry Bunch|Feb 1, 2024

    POMEROY–Pomeroy Gun Club enjoyed beautiful weather compared to the first two week of the Camas Prairie Trapshooting competition, but the improved conditions were not reflected in a lot of good scores in week three. On Saturday the Youth shooters had much warmer conditions but had a steady downpour of rain to contend with. Rowdy Cole was the top shooter in the 16-yard event for the 12-year-old and younger shooters with a score of 21X25. Cole broke one target less in the Handicap event to lead t...

  • Camas Prairie Shoot

    Larry Bunch|Jan 25, 2024

    POMEROY–Week two temperatures in the High 30s seemed like a heat wave to the Pomeroy Gun Club members after the subzero temperatures in week one of the Camas Prairie ten-week competition. With the improved weather conditions, scores also were better for the adults. Youth shooters started the weekend on Saturday with a little tougher condition than what the adults faced on Sunday. In the 12-year-old and under division Rowdy Cole was the top 16-yd. shooter with a score of 20X25 and Carter B...

  • Weather dictates limited shoot at Gun Club

    Larry Bunch|Jan 18, 2024

    POMEROY–After beautiful fall weather, and an early winter that was quite pleasant, "Old Man Winter" reared his head and dealt a subzero blow to the first week of Pomeroy Gun Club's Camas Prairie shoot. Due to the brutal weather the Club shot a limited program in week one and will make up some events this coming weekend. The youth shooters were greeted with below zero temperatures on Saturday January 13, and an east wind of over 10 miles per hour, that made shooting painfully difficult. The 1...

  • Pomeroy Gun Club gearing up for Camas Prairie 10-week shoot

    Larry Bunch|Jan 4, 2024

    POMEROY–The Pomeroy Gun Club will once again be participating in the Camas Prairie 10-week competition with 21 other Clubs around the Pacific Northwest this year. The shoot will start officially on January 13 for Juniors and January 14 for the Senior members and will run for the ten consecutive weeks. The shoot will culminate with the Camas Prairie Handicap at Walla Walla Gun Club on the weekend following the tenth week of local completion, March 22 -24. The Club is well prepared to provide t...

  • Washington State ATA Trap Shoot

    Larry Bunch|May 25, 2023

    WALLA WALLA–Seven members of the Pomeroy Gun Club participated in all or some of the Washington State ATA Trap Shoot at the Gun Club there, where some good scores were shot by the Pomeroy Gun Club members on Thursday May 18 through Sunday May 21. In addition, Larry Bunch brought home some trophies. Holly Ledgerwood had the top Singles score among Pomeroy participants on Thursday with a score of 95, and Larry Bunch managed a 92. Bunch had a 90 in the Day's Handicap and a 94 in Doubles which t...

  • Culdesac Gun Club Spring Shoot

    Larry Bunch|May 11, 2023

    POMEROY–A few local Gun Club members brought home some trophies from the Spring Shoot at Culdesac, Idaho over last weekend. Seven members of Pomeroy Gun Club attended the Spring shoot at Culdesac, Idaho Gun Club this past weekend May 6 and 7. They brought home some Trophy Hardware from the shoot. There were 40 to 50 total shooters who participated in the event. Saturday featured a Doubles Marathon of 300 Targets and Jim Adams, Larry Bunch and Buck Geiger participated in that event. Adams b...

  • Season concludes with many great scores

    Larry Bunch|Mar 30, 2023

    POMEROY–The 2023 League Season concluded for the Pomeroy Gun Club (PGC) on Sunday March 26 with an annual day of shooting games, potluck and barbecue, and the annual business meeting with election of officers. There were around 70 adults, youth shooters and family members who attended the festivities. The kids spent time on one trap field playing shooting games like Annie Oakley's and buddy shoots. The adults shot 50 rounds of 16-yard targets on the other field with class awards given to the t...

  • 2023 Camas Prairie Shoot four day event

    Larry Bunch|Mar 23, 2023

    WALLA WALLA–The 2023 Camas Prairie Trap Shoot held at the gun club here, had over 300 shooters including 10 members of the Pomeroy Gun Club participate in the four-day event, March 16-19. Members of the Pomeroy Gun Club participated in all or part of the 2023 Camas Prairie Trap Shoot over four days, March 16–19, at Walla Walla Gun Club. Over 300 shooters from the 24 member Clubs of the Camas Prairie Association and from other locations over several States took advantage of beautiful weather to... Full story

  • Sunshine smiles on shooters

    Larry Bunch|Mar 16, 2023

    POMEROY–The final week of the Camas Prairie Trapshooting competition greeted Pomeroy Gun Club shooters with bright sunlight on the first day of daylight savings and a stiff east breeze. The result was no shooter being able to break a perfect 25 but nine shooters missing one target for scores of 24. On Saturday of the final weekend the 12-year-old and younger shooters were led by the 21X25 score shot by Rowdy Cole in the 16-yard event. Rowdy also broke the best Handicap score for the youngest s...

  • Pomeroy Gun Club

    Larry Bunch|Mar 9, 2023

    POMEROY–The Pomeroy Gun Club members had a busy week nine of the Camas Prairie Trapshooting competition and seven members traveled to Orofino Gun Club for their registered shoot on Saturday March 4. Wayne Tetrick dominated over the 46 shooters that attended the shoot by shooting a top score of 98X100 to win B Class singles and by winning the Handicap event with a 93. Tetrick's 98 would have won A class also as it was the top score of the day. Holly Ledgerwood was the Lady Champion in Orofino wit...

  • Pomeroy Gun Club

    Larry Bunch|Mar 2, 2023

    POMEROY–Mother nature dealt the Pomeroy Gun Club members another "blow" during this past weekend's shooting activities at the local range. The blow was gusty winds that affected target flight on both days. Targets can be set on the trap machines in steady winds but when winds gust target flight is unpredictable and problems are created for shooters. The 12-year-old and under16-yard competition, on Saturday, Luke Collier had the best weekend score of 17. Carter Barron posted the best Handicap s...

  • Magill takes top score in Colton

    Larry Bunch|Feb 23, 2023

    POMEROY–Sub-Junior Pomeroy Gun Club shooter, Gunner Magill, took top score at the Colton Gun Club's registered shoot while Camas Prairie week seven competition proved tough. For local Gun Club, a cold front caused high winds making targets quite allusive. Five Pomeroy Gun Club shooters, Lee Blachly, Larry Bunch, Brodie Magill, Gunner Magill and Wayne Tetrick travelled to Colton on Saturday to participate in their registered shoot. In the Sub Junior division at the Colton Gun Club registered s...

  • Pomeroy Gun Club

    Larry Bunch|Feb 16, 2023

    POMEROY–The Camas Prairie 10-week shooting competition saw some good weather for shooters during the sixth week of the event at the Pomeroy Gun Club, but good scores did not materialize on a disappointing weekend. In the 12-year-old and younger 16-yard competition Rowdy Cole posted a 22X25 score to lead that age group. Carter Barron shot the best score in Handicap with a score of 20. Braxton McKeirnan and Gunner Magill had a pair of 23s to lead the Sub Juniors in the 16-yard competition on S...

  • Magill and Ledgerwood shoot perfect scores

    Larry Bunch|Feb 9, 2023

    POMEROY–Local shooters Barron Magill and Travis Ledgerwood managed a couple of perfect 25X25 scores in the 16-yard event during the fifth scheduled Camas Prairie Competition Shoot, which is the score that counts towards the 10-week rankings. The Pomeroy Gun Club was greeted by breezy, sometimes wet conditions during week five, the half way point, of the 2023 Camas Prairie competition, but still achieved some good scores. In the week's 12-year-old and under competition. Carter Barron was the t...

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