Rootin’, tootin’ fun planned at Ikes Park

Annual cowboy shoot to be hosted by Boone Valley Izaak Walton group

— Daily Freeman-Journal file photo In this file photo, Doug Ritter takes aim at soda cans atop zombies for target practice in the “Welcome to Undeadwood” portion of the Cowboy Town at the Boone Valley Izaak Walton Park. Saturday, the Ikes will host the Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin’ event, open to anyone 18 and older.

Cowboys and Cowgirls Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin’ event returns to Boone Valley Izaak Walton Park on Saturday.

The Ikes Park is located 7.6 miles south of Webster City on Fenton Avenue. Maps are available at www.boonevalleyikes.com.

Lunch will be available on site for $5. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

Weather permitting, sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. with shooting to begin at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $15 which included .22 ammunition. Organizers said big bore guns are available with the participants own light cowboy loads only. Participants can bring their own 12, 20, 410 gauge and .22 through .45 caliber single action revolvers, lever or pump rifles, shot guns with open hammers or coach guns.

No loaded firearms are allowed, except in the staging area. Guns and ammo will be checked at sign in. Safety glasses and hearing protection is required and all participants must follow the range officer commands.

The event is a multi-staged timed competition, with no time limit. The low time wins, organizers said, and there is a five-second penalty for missed shots.

Period cowboy attire is encouraged, organizers said, but isn’t required, but cowboy-type hats are required to shoot.

Organizers said that the event is not a S.A.S.S. Sanctioned event. Those entering the competition must be at least 18 years of age.

For more information, contact Doug Ritter at 832-3832.