Throwback Thursday: Emily the Target Girl
On this #ThrowbackThursday I give you a photo of me circa 1997. I was collecting targets from shooters who just finished a stage of a prone shooting match. Shooters typically collect either their own target or the target of the shooter to their right, then give them to a volunteer like Little Me to be scored. I shared this photo because of the critical nature volunteers play in making the shooting sports function. Without volunteer coaches, range staff (like me in this photo), and match directors we wouldn't have much going on with competition shooting!
THANK YOU to the parents, coaches, shooters, and staff who help people young and old find their passion and pursue their dreams!
Note: This particular photo is of a prone match, and the targets are the 100 yard A-25 smallbore target. A typical prone match consists of two days of shooting. The course of fire is the same both days, meaning the order of targets on day one is what you can expect to shoot on day two. The River Bend Gun Club's site about prone matches is very good, and I recommend checking it out for more info on prone matches.