Our club has the only 5 stand shotgun course in southeast Washington and northeast Oregon. If you have never seen the 5 stand “game” being played, I will try to describe it for you.
It is a game that is a cross between trap and sporting clays. It resembles trap in that there are 5 shooting stations (stands) where each shooter gets 5 shots. After the five shots, shooters rotate to the next stand. This is where any resemblance to trap ends and sporting clays starts. There are seven automatic traps somewhere on the course that present the targets in a way to mimic game shots. There are bouncing rabbits, springing teal, falling targets, rising targets, arcing targets, standard size clay targets and a couple specialty clay targets like battues and midi birds. Nothing boring here. It is a great way to hone your bird shooting skills, or if you are not a hunter, a challenging game and a reason to get that old shotgun out of the closet.
We shoot on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:00. The shoot fee, for 5 stand, is $6.00 per round (25 birds). We will also be shooting mid-week starting in the spring continuing through fall, check out the calendar for exact dates. Contact Larry Zalaznik at 525-1129 or Ron Fastrup at 520-2162 for more information on 5-stand.
This year Valley Birdshot challenge is scheduled for June 10 (Saturday). We'll start at East End Rod & Gun Club at 8:30, and shoot 2 25 5-stand targets, Then we'll adjourn to Walla Walla Gun Club, where we'll continue with the day's events by shooting 25 Continental Style trap targets, 25 International Style skeet targets, and 25 special sporting targets which will feature their new springing teal sporting clays trap.
The cost is $45 for the intire day events.
Rules For Walla Walla Valley Birdshot Challenge
1.Shooters should bring their own guns and shells to this event.
2.This shoot is open to all members of East End Rod and Gun Club and Walla Walla Gun Club who are PAID UP as of the time they shoot.
3.Members may bring guest shooters, and any other shooters are wel-come to attend the shoot, however only scores of paid up members of each club will count for the competition.
4.All scores will be added, and an average (mean) of the scores will be taken for all the shooters from each club. Shooters holding member-ship in both clubs must inform the shoot director before shooting which club he/she is representing in the match.
5.The club whose shooters average the lower score will furnish the beer and soda pop for everyone who attends the potluck supper and barbeque after the shoot.
6.Shooting will commence at 9:00 am sharp at East End Rod and Gun Club Range in Milton-Freewater. To get to the range, go to Milton-Freewater and turn Left at the old Carnegie Library (SE 9th Ave.). Follow the road out of town to the signs on right.
7.All shooters will shoot 50 sporting clays targets at EER&GC, thengo to Walla Walla Gun Club (on Middle Waitsburg Road) to shoot 25 singles trap targets and 25 skeet targets.
8.Shooting at WWGC will commence at 12:00 noon.
9.At approximately 4:00 pm, a potluck and barbeque will be held at Walla Walla Gun Club. Everyone is welcome, wives, kids, family members, guests, dogs and cats if on leash.
10. All members of each club, whether shooting or not, are encour-aged to come on out and have fun at the Gun Club! Come meet your neighbors from the other side of the Valley!
Larry Zalaznik - (509) 525-1129
Ron Fastrup - (509) 520-2162