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Competitors show skills at shooting event
Joel Paulk of Cumming gets his horse ready for a run through the course Saturday at the Peach State Mounted Shooter event at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. - photo by Tom Reed | The Times

Competitors fired at a balloon target Saturday along acourse during the Peach State Mounted Shooters event at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. Cowboys and cowgirls navigate a course shooting at targets while being timed, with time taken off for missing a balloon target.

Revolvers, rifles and shotguns with special blank ammunition are used during the competition. The event continues today at 9 a.m. with the Double Point Yellow Jacket Attack. There is no admission charge for the competition.

The Peach State group is the Georgia chapter of the national Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association with membership open to riders of all ages and skill levels. Competitions are held throughout the year, which allows participants to accumulate points for awards and recognition on the state and national level.

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