Organizers of the fifth annual National Bison Association Northwest Buffalo Chip Flipping Championships are enthused about the quality of the projectiles this year.
The chips will be flying during the Troy Old Timers Day on Saturday.
“We claim to be the northwest championship because no one else is doing it,” said Wayne Gash, emcee and Lions Club vice president.
“Because of snow this year, they will be a very good density for throwing,” said Gash, who added that they have been sailed 125 feet in previous years. “The key is picking out the right chip, but I won’t divulge which one is the right chip.”
Gash said the chips are donated by the Tatonka Whitepine Bison Ranch near Troy.
The event includes a separate category for politicians.
“We don’t let them compete with the regular people,” Gash said. “They have a distinct advantage.”
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