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Shooting da Crap promises weekend of fun

Shooting da Crap promises weekend of fun

When Chad and Trixy Boudreaux decided five years ago to start a skeet shoot, they never imagined anything overly big – just a small, family-friendly event designed a small group of people to enjoy.

“That’s all we wanted,” Chad Boudreaux said. “The idea was to have a small shoot, a weekend of fun and give a little money to charity at the end.”

My, oh my, how things have grown.

Now in its fifth year, the Shooting Da Crap clay-shooting contest is a hit – one of the biggest, most fun-filled events of the year for folks who love to shoot or for those who just enjoy being in the sun with some of the friendliest folks on Bayou Lafourche.

This year’s shoot is set for Feb. 27 at Joe’s Septic’s lot off 15344 La. Highway 3235 off the back road in Cut Off.

Just like every other year, the event’s proceeds will go to Give Kids the World and also the Center for Pediatric Therapy Scholarship Fund.

The event features a morning and afternoon flight, and will have several teams, as well as tons of food, games for the kiddos and live musical entertainment.

“We’re so grateful to be able to give back,” Boudreaux said. “There are so many great people in this community who support it, and it’s a humbling feeling to see all the people turn out and know that it’s all going for a great thing. It’s a wonderful weekend. It’s a time that we all truly enjoy. We didn’t know it’d become as big as it now is, but we’re so blessed and thankful for the support we receive.”

The shooting is the bread and butter of the event, but Shooting da Crap truly is an event that anyone in the South Lafourche community can enjoy.

In terms of food, it’d be next to impossible to list the full menu – an array of delicious eats that will please just about any taste bud. There is also a table of goodies that are sold as dessert items.

If you have kids, bring ‘em. The event has numerous bounce houses and different activities to keep the little ones occupied throughout the day while the adults pass a good time.

This year’s shoot will also have live music, as Roland Cheramie and Friends will provide music, following by local treats Clustafunk.

“We are a full community event,” Boudreaux said. “This is not something that is just for hunters or just for men.

It’s a full community event. We want it to be known that people of all ages are more than welcome to come out and enjoy the day – whether they are shooting or not. If you just want to come by and get something to eat, that’s OK. If you want to come by and listen to the bands, that’s OK, too. We want everyone to know that they are more than welcomed.”

In the shooting event, morning and afternoon flights will compete to try and crown a clay shooting champion.

In between the main competition are a couple side games that keep smiles on the faces of folks in attendance.

One always-popular item is the pooper shooter, which is almost exactly as it sounds. At that station, attendees pay a small fee a shoot a potato gun at targets. The catch is that you have to do so while sitting atop a toilet.

“That’s something the people always love to see,” Boudreaux said.

The format for the competition is four-man teams.

All registered shooters will enter a raffle to win a four-wheeler – assuming the winner is present at the time of the drawing.

The event will be held rain or shine, and everyone who plans to shoot must provide all of their own stuff – guns, shells, ear and eye protection and golf cart.

Youngsters may shoot, assuming that they have a hunter safety card and are accompanied by an adult.