Friday, September 18, 2009
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Railsplitters and sportsmen host trap shoot

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[September 18, 2009]  The Lincoln Sportsmen's Club has teamed up with the Logan Railsplitting Association to host the Captain Bogardus Trap Shoot during the 39th annual Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts Festival. The trap shoot will be on Saturday, with registration beginning at 12:15 p.m. and the competition starting at 12:30.

Capt. Adam H. Bogardus is possibly one of the best-known trapshooters 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. He is buried in Elkhart. A descendent of Bogardus, 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.

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

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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