Mohave, Maywood clubs shoot it out

DON MARTIN/Special to the Miner<BR>
Kingman’s Al Daum takes aim at a clay target en route to winning the skeet competition at the Mohave Sportsman Club/Maywood Sportsman Club challenge that was held at the 7 Mile Hill Range on Saturday.

DON MARTIN/Special to the Miner<BR> Kingman’s Al Daum takes aim at a clay target en route to winning the skeet competition at the Mohave Sportsman Club/Maywood Sportsman Club challenge that was held at the 7 Mile Hill Range on Saturday.

KINGMAN - The Mohave Sportsman Club and the Maywood Sportsman Club from California held their annual challenge shoot at the MSC's clay target facility at the 7 Mile Hill Range on Saturday and Sunday.

As part of a long tradition, each year members travel to the other club's range to participate in a clay target program that includes trap, skeet and sporting clays.

The Maywood club brought over about 35 avid shooters to challenge the Mohave Sportsman Club's top shooters.

On Saturday morning, the group shot the MSC sporting clays course. The top shooter of that event was from the Maywood club and shot 46 out of 50.

Kingman's top shooter in sporting clays was Dave Coffman, who shot 43 out of 50. Al Daum shot 40 out of 50.

The next event was skeet. Kingman's Al Daum won that event with an almost perfect 49 out of 50, while two shooters from the Maywood club posted scores of 48 out of 50. This writer, of Kingman, was the second-highest shooter in the Kingman squad, posting a 47 out of 50.

The next event was wobble trap. In this event, 25 targets are thrown from 16 yards.

Four shooters tied with a perfect score of 25 of 25. In the shoot-off, a shooter from Maywood took the top honors, while Al Daum settled for second place.

Sunday featured two trap events. The first event was a 50-bird singles trap at 16 yards, while the next event was a 50-bird handicap event in which shooters shot from 24 yards.

Once again, a shooter from Maywood took top honors, breaking 98 of 100 targets.

Kingman's Greg Holden shot 97 out of 100, while Kirsten Shaw recorded a 96 out of 100 and Dave Coffman 95 out of 100.

Rounding out the Kingman trap team was LC Miller and Al Daum, who both recorded scores of 91 out of 100.

Other winners were Bill Woodward of Maywood, who was the high veteran shooter, while Kingman's Kristen Privetts was the high lady shooter. Jack Cavender of Kingman took the top junior honors.