Easton, MD - The green targets were loaded, the corned beef was cooking and on a chilly March Sunday several TRGC members took to the trap field to celebrate St. Patrick and decide who would be this year's "Irish" Skeet Champion. For the uninitiated, "Irish" Skeet is a modified game based on a combination of both Trap and Skeet. In this setting, shooters are permitted only one, 25 round box of shells and are required to engage targets thrown from the trap house...only instead of standing on the trap pads, shooters instead use the skeet stations, providing a very challenging and humbling shooting experience...particularly on the corners!
This year marked our 3rd crack at this event and while the program improves, the weather never seems to. The morning rain faded however and the sun shone through for a few hours at least, surely a relief to Joe Devens and his #l. This year's contestants were broken down into two squads with the winner of each squad facing off for a 10 bird championship shoot-off. At the end of the day it would be Bryon Reilly and Walley Taylor shooting off for top honors. In the end it would be Mr. Reilly who would reign supreme joining our previous year's champions Buddy Spearing and David Lovelady, respectively. Sláinte Bryon! It should not go without saying that while Mr. Taylor did not take home the trophy, he did in fact progress the farthest in the initial round of shooting-15 stations in fact. Well done Mr. Taylor!
With the shooting complete, competitors, members and guests alike were treated to a fine corned beef, cabbage, and potato supper prepared by the hard working members of the club. Thank you all who joined us this year, we look forward to having you out again next year!
TRGC Raises Money for Scholarship Fund! On December 11, 2016, Talbot Rod and Gun Club hosted a fundraising event in honor of Kirby Allen Councell, a 9-year-old, who died in an ATV accident in June. All funds were donated to the Kirby Allen Councell Scholarship Fund. The entire story was published in the Kent County News section of the My Eastern Shore Maryland website at: www.myeasternshoremd.com/kent_county_news/community/article_c132f42d-85b6-5f51-9a33-78aad052d3ef.html. In the event that the link scrolls away to Neverland, here is a PDF capture of the article.
Spring '16; New Trees!
03.18.2016 Easton, MD
Some of you may have noticed an odd missing tree or two around the TRGC property, namely that ol' Norway Maple between fields 3 and 4. We're pleased to announce that two new trees have been sourced and planted (as you can see) to take her place! And a special thanks to Paul Bergere for coordinating a donation from the Pieces crew and Alan's Army to offset the purchase of these fine specimens. If you are interested in donating to the cause please see any board member or leave your donation in the donation jug with a note referencing "TREES".
Over the course of the next few weeks, several more trees will be arriving and placed throughout the property. A big thanks to Mike Tagliavia and Don Proctor for coordinating these efforts.
TRGC's own, Craig Willis inducted to Maryland Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame!
A very special congratulations goes out to club member Craig Willis who this summer was inducted into the Maryland Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame! With more than 125,000 lifetime registered targets, over 130 perfect 100-straight scores and 6 Maryland State Championships under his belt, Craig joins an illustrious group of Talbot members who have received this prestigious acknowledgment they include: Ginny Badewitz, Gloria Creighton, Larry Seward and John Waters.
Click photo to the right for a link to the story in the Star Democrat.
Fun Shoots Happening at TRGC!
The trap house all prepped and loaded.
March 2015 saw our first fun shoot in some time; the 1st annual (hopefully) "Irish" Skeet Shoot. The shoot drew approximately 30 shooters including our innagural champion Anton "Buddy" Spearing. While the weather wan''t the greatest, all shooters had fun and participants and spectators alike were treated to a fine Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. A special thanks to our cooks, Bryon Reillly, Marion Gannon and Joe Pentolino! We accomplished two goals during this event; have fun and make a little money for the club. Banking on this success, club management has decided to host so called fun-shoots more regularly to provide fun, friendly competition and to keep the excitement level up at the club. Our next tentative date is the 11th of July, program to be determined with plans to have at least one shoot per quarter. If you'd like to help organize or run these mini-events, or have suggestions for shoot programs, please contact Joe Devens or Tony LeCompte.
On Saturday February 1st the FUOTY ( Foul up of the year) group held their annual shoot and dinner at the club. Steve Meyer won the skeet shoot and Bryon Rielly won the pieces event. Don Driggers was awarded the FUOTY trophy for his foul ups during the year and Steve Meyer was awarded the turtle award for his unintentional rolling around in the marsh.
Winter Shooting League....we are working on expanding shooting times to add an extra evening during the week in order to accommodate a winter league...check the site in the upcoming weeks for details
The Talbot Rod and Gun Club welcomed three new members at our January Meting, Glenn C., Gary Q., Brian W. If you are a current member please remember to submit your dues for the current year.
Our modified target field is in operation and continues to grow. Currently we have 6 electronic machines and two hand traps on a standard skeet field. A wide variety of targets can be thrown very much like those found on most sporting courses.......and then some.