For many years shooters who have enjoyed the shotgun sports have realized the need for a location to display the history of shotgun sports and to promote shotgun sports to the public. We now have a chance to make this possible. A Boise Gun Club member has offered $10,000 toward the construction of an Idaho Shotgun Sports Museum at the Boise Gun Club if shooters will match it
The museum will have as its mission the collection and display of items and artifacts dealing with all forms of shotgun shooting from subsistence hunting in the 1800’s, through sport bird hunting, live pigeon shoots, and the development of the clay target sports of trapshooting, skeet, and sporting clays that we have today.
Another part of the museum’s mission will be to help educate the public on the history of shotguns and shotgun shooting and show how much fun and enjoyment people can get from a shotgun sport hobby. Today many people view all guns as dangerous and violent. When they are shown the safety record of shooting sports and see how long shotgun sports have been a part of Idaho life and history, many of them may become more open minded toward shotguns and the people who use them.
This new museum would also provide a safe and secure place for historical items to be stored and displayed. Many people have historical shooting items they would be willing to donate (or loan) if they felt these items would be safe.
If you would like to take part in this project make your donation to:
The Idaho Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Inc. and mark it “ISSM” project.
Send to: Sue Brayman – Secretary/Treasurer – Idaho Trapshooting Hall of Fame.
602 E Linkershim Drive. Meridian, Idaho 83642
If you would like more information or have questions, contact Kent Harris (Fundraising Chairman) at:
email@example.com or by phone at: 208-345-0711 or 208-830-7432