The public is invited to an “Open House” at Chetola Sporting Reserve over the weekend of July 12-13-14, to see if they have what it takes to be a sharpshooter. Typically a members-only club, Chetola’s sporting gun club is opening its doors to any and all who want to experience the thrill at the low price of $12 to shoot 25 clays from their 5-stand — and enjoy an onsite lunch.
For reservations, call Grayson Jones at 828-264-6200 or Mary Reeves at 828-295-5527.
Now a couple of years ago (August 2017), when the Chetola Sporting Reserve opened, I took advantage of a media invitation to go down to within the confines of the Blue Ridge Mountain Club where the facility is located and shoot a few. Well, let’s just say the clay pigeons survived — and are probably still laughing about that gray-headed news editor who made a lot of noise, but won’t qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team any time soon as a marksman.
FOR OUR 2017 STORY, “Living Life Large: Protecting Blowing Rock’s clay pigeons,” CLICK HERE.