UPDATE AS OF JULY 7 …. The event is full in terms of shooters and teams. We still have room left if you’d like to watch the event, try out the fly casting course, socialize, and enjoy the steak dinner. The cost of this option is $35. You can pay below until Monday, July 12. After that, you can pay at the door.
When: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Where: Kent County Conservation League, 8461 Conservation Rd, Ada, MI 49301
Cost: Individual – $90 per shooter by July 9, $100 per after July 10); Teams – $400 for five shooters, $500 after July 9th.
The Ruffed Grouse Society and Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited are teaming up once again to co-sponsor the annual Cast & Blast. This will be the ninth year for this annual event which is not only a “blast” but a fundraiser to support both organization’s youth educational programs.
This is a fun-filled, no-pressure event that includes a 50-shot round of sporting clays and a fun, but challenging, fly casting course. Prizes will be awarded for the top shooter, caster, and overall high score. A steak dinner will follow a social/happy hour which includes complimentary craft beer provided by a local brewery. Note: Dinner will not be self-serve this year, but plated by servers from the club in accordance with COVID 19 protocols. A raffle will follow dinner that will include a fly/reel combo, a half-day fishing trip, a firearm, and many other cool items. We will also follow the State’s current COVID 19 protocols which encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear masks while indoors.
Novice shooters and casters are welcome! We will have expert instruction of the fundamentals of each sport. Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be a current member of either organization to attend. Fly rods will be available for the casting competition but each shooter will be responsible for their own shotgun. Shotguns are also available for rent from KCCL at a nominal fee. Shotgun shells are NOT included. There is also a shortage of shotgun shells, so please bring your own shells if possible. You may be able to purchase shells at KCCL, but supplies may be limited. Warm-up rounds of skeet, trap, or 5-stand are available from 2:00-3:00 PM for an additional fee paid to Kent County Conservation League.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Registration, Shooting Warm-up
3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Shooting/Casting Competition
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, Raffles
6:30 p.m. Steak Dinner, Raffle Prizes, and Fun
Registration: Register online using the form below. When registering, please be sure to include the individual participant and/or team captain’s name as well as the names of the other four team members in the appropriate boxes.
You can also register by mailing a check and the registration form to Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited, PO Box 230094, Grand Rapids, MI 49523. If you have questions, please contact Tom Mundt at [email protected] or by cell at 616-485-1426. Please sign up and participate in this fun event.