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Dan Boenker, Marthasville, Wins Top Shooter at Quigley Match


Dan Boenker, from the Marthasville area, won top honors at the Quigley Black Powder Rifle Shoot in Forsyth, Montana this past June. He was the Overall and Men’s Division winner. Considering that there were 589 shooters from around the world, this was quite an accomplishment. Dan’s winning score was 41 hits out of a possible 48.

His dad, Mark Boenker, reloaded all the ammunition and was his spotter for the match. Dan commented, “ My dad encouraged me to shoot in this match, and this was my second time competing at Quigley. He was responsible for my success by supplying the quality ammunition that was required to win at this level of competition.” Mark Boenker also won at Quigley, he was awarded the Top Spotter Award. Hat’s off to Dan and Mark!

This year was the 31st Annual Quigley Shoot in Montana. Each participant has 8 shots at 6 metal targets over the two-day event. Targets range from 350 to 805 yards. All shooting is from sitting cross-sticks, except for offhand at the 350-yard target. The same rifle and barrel must be used for all the targets. During the competition, Dan was shooting his dad's Remington Rolling Block that is chambered in 45-100.

To learn more about the shoot, scores and other information, visit www.quigleymatch.com.

Thanks to Andrew Burt for sharing this news with the Boone Country Connection.

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Dan Boenker, (R) with his Dad, Mark, at the Quigley Match.