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FRIDAY: Pinetucky Gun Club and Honored American Veterans Afield will hold a Warrior Transition Battalion Top Gun Challenge, in which civilian participants team up with soldiers for shooting competitions followed by food, fellowship and prizes. The event begins at 1 p.m. The civilian entry fee is $80, which helps cover targets, ammo, awards and dinner – and covers similar costs for the soldiers. Rifles and pistols are provided and shotguns are available as needed. To sign up or for more details, contact Pinetucky manager Steve Meldrum at (706) 592-4230 or by e-mail to stevesgun@comcast.net.

MAY 13-14: The sixth annual Shoot Down Cancer benefit will be held at SHOOTERS indoor range on Washington Road. The event, for which the entry fee is a tax deductible donation of $25 or more, benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Augusta. Participants get the use of a shooting lane, targets, hearing and eye protection and shooting tips from a certified National Rifle Association instructor. Pre-registration is mandatory, and can be accomplished by calling (706) 496-4553.

MAY 18: The Clark Hill Striper Club will present the second annual Striper Extravaganza at Wildwood Park. If you have always wanted to learn how to catch striped bass this will be the time. The event includes demonstrations on different methods of fishing for stripers, cleaning your catch and a tournament weigh-in. One of the lucky attendees will win a free fishing trip with a professional guide. There is no charge for the program. For more information visit the club’s Web site at www.chsc.us.


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