Cowboy Shooting Competition Begins in Enderlin
by Brandon Goldner, Reporter
June 15, 2012
Today marks the beginning of "Peace in the Valley," the 2012 North and South Dakota State Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting.
It's where people dress up in old Western attire and shoot guns designed in the 1880s.
"You know, I’ve always loved cowboy and I’ve loved shooting and so when I found the sport on T.V. and when I found out there was a club, I knew I had to do it,” Chris Iverson said.
The event attracts both young and old "cowboys" and "cowgirls," including 12-year-old Mason Stenzel.
"Everybody helps each other and it's a lot of fun," Stenzel said. "Because you get to be around guns and nice people."
“It’s just so much fun," Iverson added. "Everybody is so nice here. It’s like a second family.”
To win the competition, one must be both the quickest and the most accurate.
The competition runs until Sunday at the Sheyenne Valley Peacekeepers Cowboy Action Shooting Club in Enderlin, North Dakota.