Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


At least 42 participated in turkey shoot


The Haines Sportsmans Association held our annual fall turkey shoot last Saturday and it was a great success. The weather proved to be bright and sunny though cold, and several folks brought snacks to share and we had a great time.

We had 22 shooting events and at least 42 shooters of all ages and both sexes. There were 17 individual winners who received “turkey” certificates. I think our youngest shooter and winner was Jackson Long who got two out of five with a .410. We had lots of new people, especially women and kids.

The other winners were as follows: George Campbell, Jordan Badger, Ralph Swinton, Justin Swinton, Charlie Dewitt, Bruce Smith, Dave Gross, Jackson Long, Hudson Sage, Marilyn Parks, Tyrell Horton, Josh Moore, Nick Mackowiak, Shane Horton, Amy Tonsgard, and Brad Ryan.

Thank you to all who helped and who came out in the cold to play, we will try to have another shoot for Christmas if at all possible.

Shane Horton