Herman wins clay bird shootout

Shooting enthusiasts with sharp eyes and steady hands gathered at the Bighorn Basin Gun Club Saturday for a Spring Fling trap shoot competition. Mother Nature cooperated and provided a warm, sunshine-filled morning for the contestants.

According to those in the know, the clay birds didn’t stand a chance against the shooters. Todd Herman proved to have the sharpest eyes and steadiest hands and won the adult division and walked away with the cash prize.

Herman’s son Lane and Ezra Harlow tied for first place in the youth division. In the ensuing sudden death shoot-off, Ezra ruled and was awarded the purse.

A lunch of hot chili was provided by Carmen and Carl Olson. Loretta Rea provided corn bread to go with it. Those with a sweet tooth enjoyed Nick Herman’s special brownies and delicious cinnamon rolls made by Val Roady.

The gun club maintains a members-only range between Greybull and Basin. Anyone interested in using the facility can pay annual dues to Mike Patton, club secretary, at Mike’s Gun Shop, 20 N. Sixth St., in Greybull.