SHERIFF ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN AUG. 23 SHOTGUN COMPETITION

SHERIFF ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN AUG. 23 SHOTGUN COMPETITION

Doña Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison will be on hand Sunday, Aug. 23, as the Picacho Gun Club and the Bulls Eye 4-H Club sponsor a skeet-shooting competition at the Butterfield Trail Shooting Range west of Las Cruces.

Proceeds from entry fees will go toward buying new trap and skeet machines for the range. Garrison said the range is used by several groups from throughout Doña Ana County, including Doña Ana County Sheriff¹s Department deputies and their families.

“This is a great opportunity for people to come out to the range to shoot or observe some friendly competition while money is raised for a good local cause,” Garrison said. “Whether shooters are getting ready for bird season or they just want to practice their aim, this event is an affordable way to enjoy the morning among fellow shotgun enthusiasts.”

A variety of shot situations will be available for the event, Garrison said, including incoming, outgoing and overhead targets. Rabbit, single and pair competitions will be featured.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and runs to the noon hour. Cost is $30 for 50 clay pigeons, with additional rounds priced at $15.

The Butterfield Trail Shooting Range is open to the public. It is located off of U.S. 70 west of Las Cruces. Take the Corralitos Ranch exit to the north and follow the signs to the yellow range building.

For more information on the event, call Cindy Pollack at (575) 644-1579.