RIO GRANDE COUNTY—The San Luis Valley Renegades, which just started back up after a long hiatus, had their first shoot Sunday at the Rio Grande Club Shooting Range out of Del Norte.
Earl Wilson and Karen Miller, co-organizers of this group, said that most of the time, the shoots will be at the Creede Shooting Range but they wanted to open it to members of the gun club and anyone else that would like to participate.
Everybody got their black powder rifles and pistols out of the closets and wiped the spider webs off to enjoy the beautiful day in the Valley.
Wilson set up 10 targets, from relatively easy to a fairly substantial distance of 100 yards. These folks didn’t even look like they had put their guns away. There was some fun competition and everybody had a great time.
Wilson had some wonderful blanket prizes for all the competitors to win and the day wrapped up with an awesome hamburger fry. Somebody forgot the spatula but did that make a difference? A buckskin-clad Ramona Weber got out her skinnin’ knife and went to work flipping the burgers and slappin’ them on a bun.
There was a short meeting afterwards to decide when the next shoot and barbecue will be, which is June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Creede range. The group would love to have some more folks that are interested in trying out their luck with this skill. Later on there will be knife and tomahawk throwing and hopefully a small rendezvous towards the end of the season.
Anyone interested in joining this group is asked to contact Earl 719-580-9750 or Karen 719-873-5466.