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HUNTINGDON — Shooting Hunger will host its fifth annual sporting clays shooting event Friday, June 25, at Carroll County Shooting Sports Park located at 680 McAdoo Cemetery Lane. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
This all-day event consists of five-person teams shooting shotguns at multiple stations with a 9:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. start time. The entry fee ($110 for a single shooter, $500 for a team) includes 50 targets on the course, lunch and a goody bag, plus eligibility for door prizes.
Besides the sporting clay stations, the event includes fun games. Lunch is provided by the Tyson-Obion County Complex. There will be a specialty knife auction beginning at 12:25 p.m.
Prizes are awarded to the top three teams and the top individual shooter in both flights. The top youth shooter will be awarded a $500 scholarship. To be eligible, the youth must be a student in elementary, middle, high school or a 2021 graduate planning to attend a college, university or trade school.
Shooters should bring their own shotgun, shells (7 ½, 8, or 9 shot) and eye and ear protection. Mulligans will be available for purchase. This is a rain or shine event, so shooters are encouraged to bring their rain jackets.
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., followed by fun games at 8 a.m. Fun games will close temporarily at 9:10 a.m. so the shooters can engage in a morning flight safety talk. At 9:30 a.m., morning flight shooters will enter the course and fun games will reopen. Lunch is at 11:15 a.m. At 12:25 p.m., fun games will close and flight prizes, door prizes and fun games will be awarded. The 2021 event knife auction and the afternoon flight safety talk also begin at 12:25. The afternoon flight begins at 1 p.m., with prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m.
The annual event is hosted by Tennessee Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America and Tennessee FarmersCoop. Tosh Farms of Henry is a major sponsor. Nashville’s Second Harvest Food Bank, which has a warehouse in Camden that serves West Tennessee, is one recipient of Shooting Hunger’s proceeds. In five years, Shooting Hunger has provided over 2 million meals to hungry Tennesseeans in five years.