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Boomershoot 2009


Sunday April 26th

Precision Rifle Clinic: April 24th and 25th

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Spectators do not need to pay or reserve a position. They may just show up on the day of the shoot, be polite, and enjoy the show. For a more complete experience they can send an email to

Sign up for Boomershoot 2009 here.

bulletGeneral Information
bulletBoomershoot Dinner
bulletMinimum gun safety rules
bulletSubscribe to the Boomershoot announcement email list
bulletCurrent status
bulletPeople planning to be spectators sign up for emails about the event by sending an email to There is no requirement to sign up in order to be a spectator but it will get them information about the Saturday night dinner and weather forecasts when the information becomes available.

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Boomershoot Dinner

Let’s all get together again this year and enjoy the food, fun, and camaraderie that we all enjoyed last year.

Sign up here.

Bruce Leininger will be MC once again this year.

VFW Building

6->8pm raffle ticket sales
6pm Social Hour – No Host Bar
7pm Dinner and Speaker
8pm Raffle

330 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, Idaho 83544

Dinner purchase not required to participate in the raffle.
Dinner Price – $30.00 per person.
Deadline for RSVP: April 19, 2009
Pre-pay with PayPal:
Amount includes Tips and Gratuities
There will be a very limited number of dinner tickets available at the door if you do not RSVP by the deadline.
Contact Bruce if you decide to attend the dinner at the last minute.

To be determined.

BBQ Ribs and Chicken
Mustard Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Dinner Rolls
Assorted Dessert Bars
Assorted Sodas

Raffle proceeds will be donated to the support of Project Valour-IT of Soldiers Angels. You may purchase raffle tickets without attending the dinner. You or a delegate must be present during the raffle to win.

"Every year we have soldiers from Fort Lewis come to Boomershoot to help teach people marksmanship. Some of those soldiers have been wounded and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers Angels helped Joe Huffman's nephew who lost an arm and an eye in Iraq. This is a worthy cause for all of us to support this year through our raffle proceeds."

Raffle tickets will sell for $1.00 each, 12 for $10.00, & 25 for $20.00.

50 / 30-10-10 50% to support Soldiers Angels and 30%-10%-10% raffled to three lucky participants.

 Boomershoot memorabilia to be raffled includes:

bulletBoomershoot Mugs
bulletItem’s / Donations from participants

All participants are encouraged to bring an item or two for the Raffle to help support Soldiers Angels.

Dinner guests should arrive early on Saturday evening for check-in as we will be issuing the Boomershoot Entrant Name Badges for you to wear during dinner.

Non-Boomershoot entrants will be issued guest badges at this time.
All issued badges must be worn during dinner so everyone will know your name.

During the Saturday evening dinner check-in, you should be prepared to recite the Safety Rules of the event. Reciting these Safety Rules is “Mandatory,” we take range safety extremely seriously. Failure to recite these “Safety Rules” means no Entrant Badge issued.

Knowing the Safety Rules at Dinner and picking up your Boomershoot 2009 badge on Saturday night rewards you with not having to stand in line on Sunday morning in whatever weather we might be having (Rain, Snow, Wind, and Hail) to recite the Safety Rules and acquire your badge then.

Any questions or suggestions – please contact:

Bruce J. Leininger
Boomershoot 2009 Dinner Organizer
Aka: Da Squirrel Hunter @

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"Cleanup" will be Friday evening this year. This will allow the main event to run a little longer and to have more targets.

This is what "cleanup" is all about:

bulletBoomershoot 2006 -- via Ry
bullet Boomershoot 2007 -- via Jason
bullet Boomershoot 2007 -- via Random Nuclear Strikes
bulletBoomershoot 2007 -- via Thumper242

There is a limit of 50 people total that may participate in "cleanup". This allows us to limit the number of targets I have to allocate and still give people a chance to get "their fair share".

We will do the cleanup in two or three shifts so we can have a good range officer to shooter ratio. This will also allow us to separate the shooters a little more and give them their own designated targets. Designated targets will mean they won't be quite so rushed.

Because shooters are guaranteed a minimum of five targets each there will be an additional cost associated with this part of the event. It will be $50 for each shooter.

If you want to participate in "cleanup" click the check box for "Cleanup Participant" when you enter.

If you want "more cleanup duty" then sign up (or have a buddy in another shooting position list you) as a spotter multiple times with the "Cleanup Participant" box checked. Because spotters get in free you can sign up multiple times as a spotter with "cleanup duty" and only pay the clean up fee.

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Minimum Gun Safety Rules


Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.


Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.


Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.


Always keep the gun in its case unless the muzzle is pointed downrange and within two feet of the shooting line.

These are the bare minimum rules which you must follow while at the event.  You MUST have them memorized.  Please read the additional rules and clarifications.

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Current Status

See also Joe Huffman's Boomershoot Blog entries.

April 12, 2009

The snow is mostly gone. Still some on the north slopes, but a lot of that has melted in the last few days. It is supposed to get cold and snow again today and tomorrow, but be warm and sunny by the end of the week.

There have been several cancellations and there are open positions. Sign up here.

March 31, 2009

Conditions on site are still cold and wet. See my blog post for more details including pictures.

All the chemicals except for some minor stuff which we buy locally are in hand. We installed some new Wi-Fi equipment and we should have a better Internet connect and new services available. See this page for more details.

September 4, 2008

Eugene sent me the Precision Rifle Clinic info last week and it's now available. Sign up soon. This frequently fills up.

July 4, 2008

The event is now full. It filled up in eight days.

There will be people that can't make it for health, work, family, and financial reasons so don't give up. Read what is says here about the "waiting list". There are also two positions that have been donated to the King County Friends of the NRA which will be auctioned off early next year sometime.

June 21, 2008

Website work is underway to combine dinner signup with the main event entry as well as other improvements. Once this is complete entries for Boomershoot 2009 will be opened.

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Email: Joe Huffman
Last updated: June 07, 2009