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PUBLIC INVITED: Chetola Sporting Reserve looking for sharp shooters

By David Rogers. July 12, 2019. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Shooting clay pigeons is a blast, literally. And the good news is that they fly (mostly) in a straight line.

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.


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