Tom Knapp to give shotgun shooting exhibition a Quail

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Tom Knapp to give shotgun shooting exhibition a Quail Unlimited banquet.

    NORCO -- World class exhibition shooter Tom Knapp will give a free shotgunning exhibition 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside Chapter of Quail Unlimited's annual banquet to at Mike Raahauge's Shooting Enterprises facility here.

    Knapp travels the world for Benelli Arms company and the Winchester Ammunition Company. He has performed throughout Europe and the mid-East, covering as many as 14 countries in four months. He has been contracted by Winchester Ammunition since 1990 and Benelli since 1993. However, Knapp has been performing for the public since 1987 and has entertained audiences as large as 8,000 spectators in a single performance.

   He has appeared on national TV networks and on local TV broadcasts over the years and currently appearing on two major networks.

    Immediately following Tom Knapp's performance the Banquet will open for viewing of auction and raffle items. Tickets for the banquet can be ordered by calling (909) 662-9688.

    "This is going to an exciting season for Quail Unlimited and southern California dove and quail hunters," said Dick Haldeman, western regional director for QU. "Working with the California State Committee, Riverside has help with the Department of Fish and Game to open over 300 acres for hunting at Camp Cady near Barstow with the purchase of a well system to provide crops for dove and pheasant hunting.

    "The chapter was also key to funding and providing seed for the planting of nearly 1,400 acres of new hunting lands in the Imperial Valley, and it provided some of the best hunting in the region this past season," said Haldeman. The Imperial Valley project is a partnership with Desert Wildlife Unlimited, The DFG Game Bird Heritage program, and Pheasants forever.

    These projects are in addition to the chapters normal habitat work of clearing salt cedar from desert water courses and water projects in the San Bernardino Mountains.  For additional information contact David Ortiz at (909) 606-8708 or e-mail westernqu@aol.com.    
 


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