Saturday, May 10, 2008

Shooting Skeet

One of the Iraq blogs in my sidebar, LT James Bernsen, blogged about this neat site he found awhile back near where he lives, Saddam's skeet shooting range. Of course I had to go investigate for myself being the good Louisiana boy I am having done my share of skeet shooting. It was actually kind of hard to find even though it is in plain site due to the trap house being mostly underground. As I've mentioned before the base we are on is one of Saddam's old hunting lodges, so it makes prefect sense that he would have a skeet shooting range on it and like Saddam, he spared no expense, well unless that expense was to actually feed his people but I'm getting off topic ; ) Below are pics from my adventure.


The shooting positions


Underground trap house outside view


Skeet Launcher/Trap


Trap house inside view with what looks like some type of scoring apparatus


Lots of extra skeet for Saddam and the Baathist to enjoy their time away from the torture chambers...darn there I go again getting off topic!


Yes, there is one less stack if you were to go there now. Hope they survive the trip home =)

3 comments:

kayne said...

Don't plan on bringing them to Louisiana right? You know dad would shot em up! haha

Cajun Tiger said...

No way...these are not for shooting =)

Mike's America said...

Those things are so fragile, will be hard to transport.

I haven't been able to shoot skeet for many years. I always enjoyed that more than target practice.