The Carthage Rod and Gun Club will again host the Shootin’ Trap for Trips Annual 50 Bird Shoot fundraiser to benefit the Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. The shoot will be held at the club – located at 4500 Cold Spring Park Road, Carthage – Saturday, July 24.

Prizes this year include: Top Gun, AA, A, B, C, D, Junior, Sub Junior, Ladies, Veteran and Team. High school trap team participants are invited to compete in this event. Individuals 11 years and younger, however, are prohibited from shooting, by ATA standards.

“We’re excited our friends at the Carthage Rod and Gun Club will host this event again this year to benefit our mission here at the VTC,” said Jeremiah S. Papineau, the nonprofit organization’s Director of Communications and Foundation Director. “When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, we were unsure if the event would be able to happen but the club was able to host it without a problem.”

Last year’s event saw more than 50 participants and raised more than $2,800 to benefit transportation of clients in Lewis County. Mr. Papineau credited the Carthage Rod and Gun Club with their hard work behind the scenes to get the event off the ground, including club president Justin Bach, trap team captain Alan Arndt, shoot organizer Scott Covey and kitchen manager Valda Arndt. He further credited the support of several volunteers who worked the event.

“The event wouldn’t have been the success it was if not for them,” said Mr. Papineau.

It’s Mr. Papineau’s hope this year’s Shootin’ Trap for Trips Annual 50 Bird Shoot – which will mark its ninth year – will be as successful or even more so.

The cost to enter the shoot is $25 per person, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the event. Sign-ups will conclude at 1 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available during the day. The event will also included raffles and a 50-50 drawing.

This year’s event is underwritten by Excellus BlueCross BlueShieldWatertown Savings BankStewart’s Shops/The Dake Family Foundation, the Glenn & Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, and the Pratt Northam Foundation. Sponsors are still being sought and donations are being accepted for raffles at the event.

For more information about this year’s Shootin’ Trap for Trips Annual 50 Bird Shoot, to sponsor this event or to make a donation, contact Mr. Papineau at 315-303-2590 or by email at Additional information may also be found online at