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Some photographs from the 2013 Grand American

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Neil Winston, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Early in the week Todd Hanson and Roman Pompe shot off for Runner-up in a handicap against a spectacular sky.

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    The cool mornings have been particularly beautiful.

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    Turning toward the tent vendors.

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    There's a hill to the south which affords a wide-angle view of the complex.

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    Farther along you can get some idea of the campground and lakes.

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    Every food columnist must follow an exercise program of some kind and Kyra is no exception. Swimming has always been a favorite activity for her. She travels with a personal trainer who keeps her focused.

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    The Event Center is the equivalent of the CEB at Vandalia. Here are the CHC and the Sparta Chamber of Commerce.

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    Any shotgunner would love to spend some time here at the Perazzi Building, even if only to dream.

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    I'll try to get a few more tonight and tomorrow.

    Neil
     
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    Nice pictures. And congrats on your doubles performances.
     
  3. Dr. Honk

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    Great pics Neil. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. grntitan

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    Great pics. Thanks Neil.


    I've just been too busy making sure nobody takes my last place spot in the Events to take pics this year.
     
  5. CharlieAMA

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    Thanks for posting those Neil.
     
  6. JACK

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    Thanks Neil. that Colton and Kyra pic is really tops.

    Jack
     
  7. puablo

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    Thanks for posting Neil; beautiful sky pics! Nice shooting out there!
     
  8. dale58

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    Thanks for posting those great pics Neil, really enjoy looking at them. Dale
     
  9. kenf

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    Neil,

    Thanks for taking the time out to share the pictures of where Sparta is at these days. Beautiful work.
     
  10. wayneo

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    Neil, thank-you for the time and pics.

    Wayne
     
  11. kgp912kgp

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    AHH Come on GRNTITAN, I'd bet that you didn't do so bad.
     
  12. timb99

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    Nice photos. Thanks. Some day...some day.
     
  13. senior smoke

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    Neil:
    Thanks for taking the time to post these pictures.
    Steve Balistreri
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  14. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    Very good pics, nice to see the place. I was surprised to learn there's a hill! Central Illinois is a pretty flat place.
     
  15. grntitan

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    Central Illinois is pretty flat but Sparta is actually in The Southwest part of the State. I would not term it hilly but its nothing like the Springfield, IL. area. Another 15 minute drive Southwest of Sparta to the Chester, IL area and you will see rocky bluffs much the same as Missouri.
     
  16. W.P.T.

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    Thanks for posting Neil very nice pictures ... Kyra sure is a beautiful Dog ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  17. wireguy

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    It's nice to see Kyra again.
     
  18. SD Trap Family

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    Thank you, Neil for posting the photos!

    I opted to stay home in SD this year and let Buddy enjoy the time in Sparta with the boys.

    I can honestly say that I missed being there, and missed seeing everyone. There is no finer place than the WSRC and no finer people than trapshooters!

    Thanks again for taking the time to post. It made me feel like I was there!

    Char Bartholow
     
  19. grntitan

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    We really missed you too Char. I talked to Bud about 20 minutes ago and they were rolling down the highway Black Hills bound. Sure hope we see you next year.
     
  20. recurvyarcher

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    Those were Great!!! Sorry to haveissed talking with you at the table when you stopped by.

    Char, we all missed you, too.