Deer Hunters are Right on Target

by Courtney Wheaton on December 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Hunters from around the county gathered in Blue Rock this weekend to make sure that they’re on target for deer gun season that starts on Monday.

The Zanesville Rifle Club held their annual Deer Sight In to give hunters target practice and make sure their guns are ready for use. If guns are not properly aligned hunting can become dangerous.

"If they are not ready and they don’t have the proper zero in their gun they will most likely miss their target or injure the animal and it will go off and die a miserable death so this way like I said it’s a clean humane kill, " said Zanesville Rifle Club President, Don Pagath.

Pagath also advises hunters to wear hunter orange, be safe and be aware of what’s behind your desired target when hunting. He says that each year visitors come from all over the United States to practice shooting and to hunt in Muskingum County.

"People are just ecstatic." said Pagath. They wait all year for this, it’s a pretty amazing time of year for people. We have people from New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, coming in."

Using spotting scopes organizers made sure that hunters were hitting the targets that ranged from 25 to 200 yards away. The event was free and open to the public.