the Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts
Railsplitting Association and Lincoln Sportsmen's Club to host trap
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[SEPT. 15, 2006]
The Lincoln Sportsmen's Club has teamed up with
the Logan Railsplitting Association to host the first-ever Captain
Bogardus Trap Shoot during the 36th annual Abraham Lincoln National
Railsplitting Contest and Crafts Festival. The trap shoot will be on
Saturday, with registration beginning at 12:15 and the competition
starting at 12:30.
Capt. Adam H. Bogardus is possibly one of the best-known trap
shooters in history. He traveled with the Buffalo Bill Wild West
Show as a sharpshooter, was named the champion wing shot of the
world in 1876 and is even credited with inventing a trap thrower
designed to throw glass targets.
Bogardus is buried in Elkhart, and the trap shoot at the Lincoln
Sportsmen's Club is in his honor. A Bogardus descendent, Bob McCue,
will portray the captain at the opening ceremony.
There will be two different events and three classes available:
muzzleloaders, old-style shotgun and modern.
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The entry fee for the 10-bird meat shoot will be $3.50 per
person. The first-place winner will receive steaks, chicken and
roast beef. Bacon and sausage will be presented to the person in
second place. The 25-bird derby winners will receive trophies.
For more information on this or other events happening at the
Railsplitting Festival, visit
[Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County news release]