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Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club Ham Shoot, 2nd week

The Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club will hold its second of six Ham Shoots on February 28, 2021 at their facilities at 148 South Canaan Rd (Route 7), Canaan, CT.

The other Shoots will be held March 7th, March 14th and March 21st and March 28th.

There will be an Easter egg hunt for the youngsters during the March 28th event.

They are open to everyone. This is a family event , and children can participate if accompanied by an adult.

This is a shotgun-only shoot for 410, 20, 16 and 12 gauge shotguns. Participants should bring their own firearms, but there is a “Club 20 gauge shotgun” available.

The competition requires shooting at a half dollar-sized paper target from a distance of 90 feet. The shot with a puncture closest to the cross-hairs on the target wins the round.

The entry fee is $3 per person, per round, which includes ammunition. Each shooter gets one shot per round. There will be 10 rounds.

The Ham Shoot is an outdoor event and will be held subject to weather. If weather conditions are uncertain, call Gene on Shoot morning at (860) 307-1230 to verify that the event is still on.

There is no pre-registration, just show up shoot morning to sign up.

The shoot day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am   Registration

11:00 am  Shoot begins

Prizes are awarded after each round.

The 7th and 10th rounds are cash award rounds. The others are ham or turkey rounds depending on availability.

The shoots are a major fundraiser for the Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club. All proceeds from the events will help fund the Club’s land improvement program.

For more information about the shoots call Gene at 1 (860) 307-1230.

To learn more about the Rod and Gun Club visit


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