Edgemont Gun Club members have fun at annual Pumpkin Blast on Halloween

A puff of smoke and flying debris on the right side of this photo shows where a shooter hits a pumpkin filled with tannerite, amongst a field of about 85 total pumpkins. (Courtesy photo)

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – On Saturday, Oct. 31, about a dozen members of the Edgemont Gun Club assembled at the club’s shooting range to take aim at about 85 or so pumpkins filled with tannerite for some explosion-filled fun, according to Karen White. White said this marks the fourth year for the event.

Saturday’s event was the season-ending event for the club and a just-for-fun event. White said that the remnants of the exploded pumpkins are afterward gobbled up by foraging mule deer and pronghorn.  

Pumpkins were scattered about on the range with some of them being 100-yard targets. The pumpkins were donated by Beth Decker with a few other individuals contributing some from their gardening efforts at home. Eric Shull donated most of the tannerite.

The Edgemont Gun Club is a non-profit organization originally established to help the local community open up a gun range that would serve those interested in shooting sports. Membership is required in order to use the range at either the individual ($25) or family ($35) level. Interested parties should contact Brent or Karen White at Gun Vault (662-7468) for access or membership.

Fall River County Herald Star

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