WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Gun Club has received a State of Washington Firearms and Archery Recreation Range Program (FARR) grant totalling $23,782, according to an e-mail to Bob Bloch, the club's secretary-treasurer, from Dan Hawes, FARR's representative for the Eastern Washington region.
According to Bloch, the funds will be used to upgrade the club's target throwing equipment and will replace four old-style hand-set trap-throwing machines with four brand new, state-of-the-art automatic throwing machines, and four brand new sets of voice pulls.
Automatic traps means the club no longer must pay a person to sit at the machine and load targets onto the throwing arm individually.
The total project price tag is $47,564.00. The FARR grant just
announced will be matched 100 percent by Walla Walla Gun Club through
private grants from the National Rifle Association Foundation.
Club members will donate time and materials to retrofit the club's traphouses to fit the new equipment.