In August we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Cowboy Action Shooting in Western Canada. While the 30th competition was last year (the sport originally began in May of 1992), August marked 30 years and 3 months of Headquarters.

The event was a vibrant celebration with more participants than either 2020 or 2021. For the first time since 2019 there were competitors from Alberta, the interior of BC and Germany. The August 26th, 27th, 28th saw competitors vie for Top Gun, best dressed and the coveted Scheutzen Target from Germany.

Top Guns, Whistlin’ Will & Montana May, Group Participants, Montana May Lady Gunfighter

Top Guns, Whistlin’ Will & Montana May. The following are Top Guns in each category. 49’er, Renegade Ron; Buckerette, 10 year old Lil Ace; Cattle Baron, Teacher C; Classic Cowboy, Smiley Joe; Cowboy, Whistlin’ Will; El Patron Age 80 & up, Saskatoon Barry; Elder Statesman Age 70-79, Little Edgy; Gunfighter, Black Ashley; La Patrona 80 and up, Miss Mary Spencer; Lady Duelist, Saucy Sadie; Lady Senior age 60-69, Helena Handbasket; Lady B Western, Lady Rampage; Men’s Senior 60-65, Preacher Man John; Senior Men’s duelist, Comelius O’Keefe; Silver Senior 65-69 Cat Tail Jack; Silver Senior Duelist Slim Delgado; Silver Senior Duelist Frontier, Cartridge labez Cowboy. Silver Senior Gunfighter Trig.g R. Puller, Wrangler D” Professor.

Costuming : Best dressed shooting costume, Man Preacher Man John; Lady Lady Rampage, Best dressed formal Man Smiley Joe; Best dressed formal lady Kathy Peterson; Best dressed formal couple, Preacher Man John & Saucie Sadie; Best dressed Silver screen “B” western High Country Amigo; Best dressed Military, Trig.g R. Puller.

The catered dinner was enjoyed by all. The evening’s Master of Ceremonies Wild Horse Jack did his usual smooth announcements of winners, accompanied by sparkling commentary.

We look forward to Headquarters 2023 at the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association.