The Juneau Gun Club (JGC), in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G), Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation (JSSF) and the Juneau Archery Club (JAC), enjoyed another successful community Turkey Shoot on Nov. 20. What really made the event a true community success were the many volunteers who participated in acting as event coordinators, range safety officers and the many other tasks that are needed to conduct the shoot.
Those volunteers included Scott Yarnell, Wayne Bertholl, Jay Davis, Geoff Whistler, his son Matt and friends Garret Cheesman and Zac Bicknell, George King, Wayne Nichols and Jon League from JGC; from JSSF, Tom and Cathy Boutin, Linda Flynn, Ken Coate, Jerry Burnett, Angela Hull, Eric Bookless and Bruce Bowler; from JAC, Kirk McBride, Carole Bookless, John Cooper, Richard and Amy Ely and Tim Parove; and from ADF&G's Southeast Region, Doug Larson and Frank Zmuda, with both helping at the indoor range.
Much of the success also goes to Abby Lowell, Outdoors Editor for the Juneau Empire, with her article on the Juneau Gun Club and our community Turkey shoot in the Nov. 19 Empire. In addition, Murray Walsh of KJNO's "Action Line" also did a great job in talking about this community event many times last week during his radio talk show. And lets not forget, Juneau's Helping Hands for the wonderful food service.
Those of you in our community, we thank you for coming out. The public was rewarded by the JAC with 12 turkeys, by JSSF with 18 turkeys and by the JGC with 22 turkeys. We hope you, the public, had as much fun as we did putting on this annual event, now in its fifth decade.
Malcolm A. Menzies