Texas lawyers may like to think of themselves as big guns, but do they like to play with big guns? On April 2, the Dallas Bar Association will host its first-ever sporting clay shoot. According to the DBA’s website, men, women and children, regardless of their shooting skills, should enjoy this event, priced at $150 a person. Participants can sign up with others to form a four-person team or be matched with other participants the day of the event. The price includes instructions, targets, ammunition, golf carts, eye and ear protection, snacks, lunch and the use of a range-provided shotgun but “you are welcome to bring your own,” the DBA website notes. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. and the competition starts at 9:30 a.m. Lawyers and guests are supposed to identify themselves as advanced, intermediate or novice shooters. The clay shoot idea came up because of DBA members’ enthusiasm for the sport, says novice shooter Rhonda Thornton, the DBA's events coordinator. Thornton says so far about 25 people have signed up for the clay shoot, which will be held at the Elm Fork Shooting Park in Dallas.
-- Miriam Rozen