By John Wood
The Woods Point Gun Club’s ended the year with a festive bang at its December Christmas celebration.
The event saw 35 competitors from Woods Point, the Yarra Valley, Mansfield, the North East High Country, Gippsland, the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne and EL P’s grandson from Charters Towers in Queensland engage in four events.
The events held were different from normal Down The Line shooting.
Targets travelled from different angles and heights to make things harder.
Some shooters shot well and others not so well, but most had plenty of fun.
After the first two events, festivities were halted for lunch before two more events followed.
Mid-afternoon guests were presented with a table comprised of locally-made cakes and other treats.
When the final scores were tallied, 26 hams were presented to winners, regulated to only one ham per shooter, and a number of other prizes.
Even shooters who had not won a ham at that stage went into a Poor Bugga shoot off.
The day culminated in the BIG raffle with over 40 prizes including BBQ meat trays, more hams, chocolates, wine, champers, good Scotch and novelty prizes.
The club said it was thankful to those who helped out with the event and provided food.
The club will commence again on 26 January next year.