Thumbtack Ranch Hosts Columbaire Pigeon Shoot
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Thumbtack Ranch Hosts Columbaire Pigeon Shoot

Trinity Oaks Thumbtack Ranch hosts the 5th annual Columbaire Pigeon Shoot July 24-25, 2020. Designated the first Purple Heart ranch in the U.S., Thumbtack is a 2,000-acre sportsmen’s paradise located in Batesville. It’s about 90 miles south of San Antonio.

Columbaire Pigeon Shoot is a highly anticipated fundraiser and offers a full day of competition and comradery for individuals or teams. Early check-in begins on Friday at 3 p.m., followed by an optional practice. Enjoy a five-bird race and a spectacular evening event of cocktails and Calcutta and a barbecue dinner.

July 24 Festivities

Thumbtack Ranch Hosts Columbaire Pigeon Shoot

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Saturday morning festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with practice birds, followed by lunch at 11 a.m. At noon, enjoy the 12-bird race. Requested donation: $850 for each individual shooter, $75 for a non-shooting guest to attend. The day’s activities, in addition to the shoot, include lunch, open bar, and individual prizes, along with games and raffles.

Top-drive tours of the 2000-acre ranch can’t be missed. If birds are on hand, Miss and Outs will take place following the 12-bird race. If you want to participate, bring your own side-by-side or over/under shotgun (no autoloaders or pumps), shells, eye protection, and ear protection. Max shell size: 12 gauge, 2 3/4″, #7.5-shot, 1 1/4 oz. loads.

All proceeds from this fun-filled event benefit Trinity Oaks’ programs, which use hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities to make a positive difference in the lives of underprivileged kids, terminally ill children and adults, and combat veterans.

Trinity Oaks Promotes Outdoor Activities

Thumbtack Ranch Hosts Columbaire Pigeon Shoot

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Since participation is limited, please reserve your spot today for this popular Trinity Oaks Event. To register and donate online, visit //trinityoaks.org.

Lodging is available in Uvalde at the Holiday Inn (830) 278-7300 and Hampton Inn (830) 278-1300 close to the event. Shuttles will be provided to the hotel on Friday night.

San Antonio native Tom Snyder founded Trinity Oaks, a nonprofit organization, in 2007. They promote active participation in the outdoors as a powerful, healing, and fundamentally life-changing experience.

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Written by Jo Ann Holt

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