The 50th annual Hunter Safety Rifle Match will be held at the Westby Rod and Gun Club Range, County Road P in Timber Coulee, Saturday, May 4. Registration runs from 8-11 a.m. Shooting begins at 8 a.m. Prior alumni, since 1970, are invited to come, eat, socialize and reminisce.

Requirements to be able to shoot: (1) Ages 10-15; (2) Must have completed Hunter Safety by the time of this event (bring certificate or temporary certificate); (3) Must have taken the Hunter Safety course from a Vernon County Instructor or be a resident of Vernon County. The registration fee is $1, and .22 cal. ammunition is provided.

The event includes door prizes, side raffles, safety booths, demonstrations by the tactical team, K9 unit and fire department, medals, trophies, food and a guest speaker.

The rifle match is sponsored by the Vernon County Law Enforcement Association

If you would like to help support this event with a donation and/or door prize, contact VCLEA President Willy Roesler at

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