Cowboy Action Shooting is back
What might be the fastest growing shooting sport in North America — Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) — returns to the Heffley Creek Gun Club (HCGC) on Canada Day long weekend.
“Cowboy action shooting has a variety of categories and can be enjoyed by everyone,” according to the HCGC’s website.
“Seniors, as well as juniors and women, are not only allowed — they are encouraged to participate.
“Whole families are known to get involved.”
Contestants are divided into posses of 10 to 15 people, with everyone pitching in to help run the stages.
A match consists of several stages, each with a different theme.
Shooters will complete stages by hitting targets of metal and cardboard.
Each competitor is timed and scored for hits and misses on each stage.
Pistols, shotguns and reproduction revolvers are often used.
Spectators are welcome and are encouraged to bring ear and eye protection and cameras.
CAS — a Single Action Shooting Society-endorsed event — features clothing worn and equipment used in the 1800s.
Period dress is encouraged and aliases are a must.
Turn up Heffley Creed Road off Highway 5 and follow the cowboy signs to Heffley Creek Range.
The event will run from Friday, June 29, to Monday, July 2, with the main matches running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Visit heffleycreekgunclub.com for more information.