Visiting the Parents at the Chilliwack Buffalo Shoot

The parental units are down from the Interior competing in the Chilliwack Buffalo Shoot. Buffalo shoot you say? It involves shooting black powder rifles and pistols, and throwing tomahawks and knifes. And not just on a range. There's a trail walk where you move from one target station to another. The target might be straw or moving metal silhouette. The 'Hawk & Knife involves more than just making the blade stick. A station might require a half or three-quarter rotation. And people wear period costumes.

But I digress. With my folks a mere hours drive away instead of the usual eight it's a no-brainer that I pop out there for a visit. After arriving the challenge is always finding the right trailer. Fortunately my parents 5th wheel is equipped with handy "make it obvious for Dale" graphics in the form of bears.

Chilliwack Buffalo Shoot Bears on the front Bears on the back

I got there just after the competition had finished for the day. Black power creates a lot of residue so the guns need cleaning after use. Unlike modern rifles which require a solvent, you only need regular soapy water with black power.

All Clean

Guns attended to, we settled into a lazy after of catching up.

Father Parental Unit Mother Parental Unit

7 comments

Marina wrote 12 years 9 weeks ago

hehe. Your parents are

hehe. Your parents are sooooo adorable! They remind me of Dan's family - really light in hair and complexion. Sounds like that would be a whole load of fun though I'm not sure I'd ever want to shoot a gun. But throwing a tomahawk sounds like it would be fun! Just don't stand in front of me... ;)

DAD wrote 12 years 8 weeks ago

Buffalo Shoot

http://picasaweb.google.com/D.Kelly4of4/36thBuffaloShoot
If you go to this addy you will see 168 pics of the goings on at Chilliwack Buffalo Shoot
Dad

dale wrote 12 years 8 weeks ago

Awesome

Some of those pictures are awesome. Aunt Lola has quite the determined look on her face!

Love the pan flash from the flint locks. Disappointed there are no hawk and knife shots, though.

Val wrote 12 years 8 weeks ago

Wonderful to see pictures of

Wonderful to see pictures of an event I've heard you talk about so many times. Glad you got to make it again this year. It does sound cool. Gotta agree with Marina, the tomahawk throwing would be cool.

dale wrote 12 years 8 weeks ago

This is truly a case where a

This is truly a case where a picture is a worth a thousand words.

Dad wrote 12 years 8 weeks ago

H&K

In the next while I will try and get you some Tomahawk & Knife pics.

Maureen wrote 12 years 8 weeks ago

Buffalo Shoot

Great pictures Dale.

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