Squirrel Blast Off — Red Bay Grocery and Nick’s team up for annual event Saturday


Allen White won last year’s Boar Squirrel Blast Off with 39 points.

Eddie Morgan | Special to The Log
Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 05:36 PM.

Hunting small game can be big fun — at least when it comes to the Boar Squirrel Blast Off set to fire off Saturday morning.

Hunters entering the event, presented by Red Bay Grocery and Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, can begin hunting at safe daylight on Dec. 1.

“It’s good country fun,” said Trey Nick tournament director and manager of Nick’s restaurant.

“We had about 25 hunters last year,” Nick added.

Hunters can register the day of the event at Red Bay Grocery on Highway 81. The tournament ends at noon at the grocery, and any contestant not checked in with the tournament director by 12 p.m. will be disqualified and the entry fee is non-refundable.

Entry fee for the event is $20. The entry fees will be split among the top three places with the first place winner receiving 50 percent; second, 30 percent; and third, 20 percent.

Up to 10 squirrels per hunter will be scored on a point system.

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