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VENTURA COUNTY ROUNDUP | East County / Ojai

Shooting Contest Uses Old-Style Guns

November 14, 2000|GAIL DAVIS

In a throwback to another time, the Ojai Valley Gun Club will pay tribute to the turkey shoot this weekend when it hosts a target contest for muzzle-loading guns, with frozen turkeys going to the winners.

Contestants will shoot at paper targets shaped like buffalo and other range animals.

More skilled marksmen can try hitting a moving paper turkey, hung on a string so that it flutters in the wind.

The club will give away about 25 turkeys, said shoot Chairwoman Helen Haverly.

The contest will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the club's Rose Valley Range, two miles down Rose Valley Road from the Highway 33 turnoff.

The cost is $10 per person, and the public is invited.

Participants should bring their own lunches, Haverly said.

For more information, call 647-1976.

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