Malahat Marauders Update – May 2024

By Tom Briggs, Blackpowder Rep

April has been a busy month for the Marauders. We started the month with our Easter Rendezvous, for which we had 23 shooters. This was down from previous years; many of the usual guests from up island didn’t come down because of the high cost of gasoline. Hopefully we will have a bigger turn out at the August Rendezvous. The winners were:

● Doug Linton – Pistol Trail/Archery;
● Donna Sainsbury – Squirrel Event;
● Keith Melbye – Rifle Trail Winner/Silhouette Event;
● Robie Pietre – Shot Gun – Cartridge;
● Dawson Valgardson – Shot Gun – Muzzle Loader; and
● Blair Puyal – Hawk & Knife Trail Winner.

At the monthly shoot, Saturday, there were 15 shooters, with 9 new shooters who were taking the Black Powder Course. Not much is planned for May, with the exception of the monthly shoot May 25 on the Rifle/Pistol range from 9:00 to 12:00. Any members that shoot black powder are welcome to join us.