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Hot shots lead Take Your Daughter to the Range Day

Hattie Ponti, 15, was crowned as Washington state champion in a number of woman's categories in small-bore (.22 caliber) shooting events in 1997. Among other achievements, when went on to shoot air rifle for the USA at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Colin Mulvany Photo.  
 (Colin Mulvany)
Hattie Ponti, 15, was crowned as Washington state champion in a number of woman's categories in small-bore (.22 caliber) shooting events in 1997. Among other achievements, when went on to shoot air rifle for the USA at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Colin Mulvany Photo. (Colin Mulvany)

SHOOTING --  Girls will rule Saturday, June 9, at a Take Your Daughter to the Range Day sponsored by the Bonner County Sportsmen’s Association.

The event is set of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sandpoint Outdoor Range off of Baldy Mountain Road with a heavy punch of female talent to work with participants:

Kathy Konek, a Sandpoint junior rifle team coach.

Hattie (Ponti) Johnson, a former Spokanite, member of the Army Marksmanship Unit and a participant in Air rifle in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Organizers say all family members are welcome, but emphasis will be on girls age 6-18.

Association members say they give the girls an opportunity to learn to shoot .22-caliber rifles and pistols in a fun and safe environment with certified instructors and range officers on hand to help.

Guns and equipment will be provided.

Sign up in advance go guarantee a spot: (208) 266-0141, email jcmalison@gmail.com.




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