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Winter Rifle Frolic
The 2022 Winter Rifle Frolic was a success! The shoot had over 50 participants with many competition reentries. EMPO would also like to extend a thank you to the American Legion Post 510 for their continued support and those that made donations to our organization. Also, thank you to all who came out to participate, spectate, or work the event. 

Please find the list of competition winners below:

Paper Target Long Gun:
1st - Christ Teetsel
2nd - Gary Radzinski
3rd - Joe Ling

1st - Brent Ransom

X Match Target 
1st - Michael Kane

1st - Nick Manns
2nd - Thom Johnson
3rd - Ed Radzinski

200 Yd Long Shot 
3 hits - Nick Manns

Tomahawk Throw
1st - Joe Ling

Spring Scholarship Shoot
Sunday June 5, 2022. Registration begins at 9am and competitions will be held from 10am to 2pm.  A day of primitive activity with lots of shooting, tomahawk throwing, mountain man novelty target shoot, and a long distance shot. Flintlock or percussion weapons with round balls only (no inlines). Primitive attire is not required but encouraged. All competitions have an entry fee, and may be entered as many times as the participant wishes. The event is free to spectators. Cash prizes will be awarded. 

A 50/50 raffle will be available. Awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of all competitions. 

14th Annual Muzzleloader Rendezvous Black Powder Shoot & Artisan Show

   On September 10 & 11, Open to the public 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday, join us for a weekend of primitive shooting and throwing events, and primitive crafts. (Shooting events 10-2).
   The Rendezvous features black powder shooting, sharpshooter and pistol paper targets, a hawk and knife walk, a woods walk, primitive archery, trapping, fire starting and more. Camaraderie is easy and friendly under the commons tent and on the central green.

   In between taking part in the fun, educational and exciting contests, visit our growing sutlers' row, with more artisans every year. Find great gifts, bid on our silent auction, or buy a little something for yourself--perhaps to add to your primitive gear! Sutlers/traders include knives, tomahawks, pipe hawks, powder horns, jewelry, muzzleloaders, gear accoutrements and accessories, blacksmiths, tanned hides, local history authors, and more. We also have fabulous raffle prizes to tempt you! Awards and winners announced at end of event, on Sunday. You need not be present to win.
   A primitive camping area is available: pre-1840 lodges only. There is also a limited non-primitive area available for traders/sutlers only. We ask a $10 donation to camp in either area.
   Sutlers/traders participating in the event may make a $20 donation to us for a 10 foot booth with table and chairs under our sutlers' tents. Sutlers are encouraged to dress in primitive pre-1840 attire. Pre-payment is required. Sutlers, contact Deb or Nick for details and to register (see Contacts on the homepage)
   Great food available to purchase throughout the event, so mark your calendars now and join us! Nominal entry donation.



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