Samoset Fish and Game Club announces competition dates

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 7:30am

The Samoset Fish and Game Club (SFGC) announces two Turkey Shoot Competitions dates for October 2018. The club will host a shotgun/archery target shoot competition, open to the public, on Sunday, Oct. 14. The shotgun competition will begin at 9 a.m. and the archery competition will begin at noon. SFGC will also host a rifle turkey shoot competition on Sunday, Oct. 21, which is open to the public as well. Members of other firearm clubs are welcome and encouraged to attend. The cost per round for all events is $3. Youth and adults, both male and female, compete against each other for top shot title. The events also include rounds for youth competitors only.

The shotgun competition targets are set at 25 yards. Top Shot title is earned by the closest pellet to the center of the target. Ammunition will be provided for competitors who bring their own shotguns. Competitors for archery will win the Top Shot title for Archery by hitting one arrow closest to center at the 20-yard, 30-yard, and 40-yard targets. Competitors bring their own bows and field tipped arrows. In the event of a tie, a shoot off at the mid-range target (30-yard) closest to center determines the Top Shot for archery. The rifle competition targets are set at 100 yards. Competitors bring their own rifles and ammunition. Club members will be present to compete and assist with the events.

SFGC held their annual membership meeting Sept. 9. Enrollment for membership is open. Persons interested in becoming a member of the club, or for answers to any SFGC questions, can contact Nate Hanna at 529-4607 or Mike Cushing at 677-2824. As always, renewal members can mail the $20 membership fee directly to the club.

SFGC’s range is located on the Transfer Road, Bristol. Follow Route 129/130 Bristol Road out of Damariscotta, at Hanley’s Market continue straight ahead on Route 130, Bristol Road, to Transfer Road, through the SFGC Gate, where you will find the SFGC Range on Transfer Road. Google Maps indicate the road being located in Pemaquid, a peninsula of Bristol. You can follow the club at or email