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East York Shooters Didn’t Hog the Whole Prize.

Lewis Miller drawing of a 600 pound York hog.
Shooting matches have been popular in York County for many years. The prizes have changed somewhat–I don’t think anyone gives a live big fat pig like they did in the 1892 article below. That would be fun to haul home.
If you are interested in participating in an upcoming clay shoot, it’s not too late. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York County, I am pleased that the Leadership York 2009 Class is holding a clay shoot fundraiser on April 3 to benefit FNLT. The Leadership York class has extended the registration deadline. Click here for registration information.
See below for the news from the February 13, 1892 York Gazette.

“An East York Shoot

East Yorkers held a shooting match on Wednesday at the Spring Garden hotel. It had been intended that the prize should be a 700 pound porker, but the funds raised would not permit the sacrifice, and a small prize was set up. The winners were a Mr. Taylor, of Dover, and a Mr. Cunningham, from the Glades. As the hog as not so readily divided they disposed of their prize for cash consideration and shared the money. There were a number of enthusiastic sportsmen present, and the contest was heartily enjoyed.”
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Win a 1958 Renault.
Or even another pig.
Climb a hill.
Carve a statue.
Or bake an apple pie.