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					                                                    Boomershoot P.O. Box 3745 Moscow, ID 83843-1916
                                             208.301.4254

                                                    The most explosive event of your life
                                                    RELEASE DATE: March 8, 2004
                                                    Bombs for moms

 WHAT: Boomershoot 2004 (Precision rifle shooting at exploding targets)          CONTACT:
                                                                                 Joe Huffman, Event Director,
 WHEN:                                                                 , 208-301-4254
 Fri. May 7, 10:00 am, Long range shooting & explosions
 Sat. May 8, 8:30 am, Precision rifle clinic w/ Major Gene Econ                  or Stephanie Sailor, Range Assistant,
 Sun. May 9, 10:00 am, Long range shooting & explosions, mothers       
 shoot for free on Sunday
 WHERE: Cavendish, Idaho
 Directions --                                    PHOTOS & VIDEOS:
 WHY: All-American recreational enjoyment of pyrotechnics & guns

The typically tranquil community of Teakean-Cavendish will be shaken up as over 200 people gather in North Central
Idaho for a weekend of explosives and guns at the seventh annual Boomershoot, May 7-9, 2004. In honor of Mother’s
Day, mothers will participate in the Mother’s Day Blowout event, shooting for free on Sunday, May 9 .

“The Mother’s Day Blowout is about honoring our strong women,” says Joe Huffman, Event Director. “Moms will use
high-powered rifles to shoot at reactive targets,” says Huffman.

Over three days, 1250 reactive targets containing over 2200 pounds of high explosives will be detonated at the shoot --
enough to be heard over seven miles away, causing cars and houses to shake over two miles from the range.

Huffman points out that explosive targets will be detonated, rather than bombs, “Explosives are used to for
entertainment whereas bombs are used for destruction. Our goal at the Mother’s Day Blowout is simply to have fun.”

Huffman, a Senior Research Scientist for a government laboratory, started the Boomershoot in 1998 to give people a safe
space in which to enjoy the recreational pleasure of guns and explosives. He is also a certified firearms instructor and has
an ATF license to manufacture high explosives.
“It’s like the 4 of July in May, except instead of setting off fireworks to celebrate our country’s birth, we shoot at
explosives to celebrate the birth of our children,” says Lisa Clyde, Boomershoot participant and mother of two. ““This
will be a Mother’s Day I won’t forget.”

Included at the Mother’s Day Blowout will be appropriate décor for the moms: flowers placed around the mothers’
shooting spots.

Diverse shooters and spectators from across the country are expected to attend the Boomershoot, including law
enforcement officers, scientists, engineers, members of the Boeing Pistol & Rifle Club, and Microsoft Gun Club. Others
are gun rights activists, such as Stephanie Sailor, who ran for U.S. Congress in ’00 and ’02 as a third party candidate

Other highlights of the shoot include Project Fireball, a colossal fiery explosion ( and a
precision rifle clinic taught on May 8 by Major (Retired) Gene Econ, formerly an Officer in the US Army Special Forces.
Econ is currently a marksmanship instructor for the 1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat
Team) at Fort Lewis (

For the past six years, the Boomershoot has maintained an unblemished safety record, with participants adhering to strict
standards of safe gun handling and operation. Spectators are welcome at this year’s event; shooter positions are
expected to sellout. Special spectator/participator slots, including the opportunity to mix explosives and shoot
rifles, are available to media representatives.

For more information, please contact Joe Huffman at 208.301.4254, or Stephanie Sailor at Visit the Boomershoot website at ###

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