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Prince of Wales shooting club comes to fruition

Posted: November 8, 2013 - 1:01am

Construction is well underway, donations are beginning to come in and the Prince of Wales Shooting Club is close to opening, according to a release from the group last week.

Over the course of the past six months, a group of motivated individuals came together with a goal, the release stated. That goal was to promote gun safety, and provide a safe environment to learn and practice marksmanship.

With the help of volunteers and donations, the Prince of Wales Shooting Club is now a reality.

The club leased property on St. Nicholas Road, on the island of POW in southern Southeast Alaska, and with the help of a generous volunteer operator and rented equipment construction was completed on the initial range layout. This layout consists of a pistol/archery range, a 100 yard rifle range and a shot gun field. As interest and membership grow, the range will be expanded, according to the release. Coming soon will be covered shooting shelters, and equipment storage. There will be opportunities for experienced shooters, and novices of all ages. Education is an absolute priority of this NRA-affiliated club.

Volunteers are currently the backbone of this club, the press release stated. Several individuals and organizations have donated time and money. These dedicated individuals include Mike and Mary Hailey, Sharilyn and Mike Zellhuber, Rick Seal, Jerry Zellhuber, Jim See, Lee Zwagerman, Mike Perez, the Craig Moose Lodge, Shan Seet Corporation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game SE Alaska Hunter Education, and the City of Craig.

For more information on membership, how to donate and the status of the club go online to www.POWshooters.com. According to the release, anyone interested in receiving info about the club or in donating time, equipment or money, please contact POWSC at powshootingclub@gmail.com. Public meetings will be held in the near future.

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