The Samoset Fish and Game Club held shotgun and archery competitions on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the club’s rifle range in Bristol. The day opened to a beautiful crisp morning. Wild turkeys greeted the first arrivals and the colors of autumn were vibrant. Everyone enjoyed some morning refreshments and camaraderie.
The first competition included both males and females, youths and adults, members and nonmembers. Landon Hanna, a youth competitor using a shotgun passed down through the generations from his great-great-grandfather, won Top Shot for round 1, with the closest pellet to the center of the target. That set the pace for a very competitive day.
Round 3 brought a shoot-off between David Hanna and Amelia Rice. Amelia won round 3 with her new youth-model shotgun. Jason Benner won the youth round with a shotgun passed down from his grandfather.
All Top Shot winners received a frozen turkey for a prize. Competitors shot at targets at 25 yards for their chance at a Top Shot title.
Top Shots — shotgun
Round 1, target 2: Landon Hanna
Round 2, target 4: Steve Termine
Round 3, target 5: Amelia Rice
Youth round, target 18: Jason Benner
Round 4, target 8: Mark Prior
Round 5, target 4: Steve Termine
Round 6, target 7: Tom Johnson
Round 7, target 13: Michael Cushing
Round 8, target 8: Mark Prior
The afternoon archery competition was enjoyable. Archers shot three arrows each at 20-, 30-, and 40-yard targets and added up their scores to determine the Top Shot winner of each round. Each Top Shot winner also received a frozen turkey for a prize.
Top Shots — archery
Round 1: Michael Cushing
Round 2: Tom Johnson
Round 3: Michael Cushing
The club will host a rifle competition on Sunday, Oct. 21 starting at 9 a.m. The event is open to the public. Youth competitors must be accompanied by an adult. The competition will include targets at 100 yards and 200 yards. Competitors must bring their own ammunition. Each round is $3.
The Samoset Fish and Game Club’s rifle range is located on Transfer Road, Bristol. Follow Route 129/130 (Bristol Road) out of Damariscotta, and at Hanley’s Market continue straight ahead on Route 130/Bristol Road to Transfer Road. Go through the Samoset Fish and Game Club gate, where one will find the Samoset Fish and Game Club range on Transfer Road. Google Maps indicates the road being located in Pemaquid, a peninsula of Bristol.
Persons interested in becoming a member of the club or wanting answers to any Samoset Fish and Game Club questions can contact Nate Hanna at 529-4607 or Mike Cushing at 677-2824, or email email@example.com. One can follow the club at facebook.com/samosetfishgameclub.