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10TuesdayOctober282014RangerscompeteforsharpestshootertitleatannualtrainingByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheteamfromFortSimpsontookthetopplacenishattheannualNWTCanadianRangermarksmanshiptraininginHayRiverovertheweekend.Around40Rangerscomposingatotalof14teamsfromeveryregionintheNorth-westTerritoriescametogetherfortheyearlyeventwhichaimstodevelopmarksmanshipskillsbuildteamspiritamongNWTRangerpatrolsanddeterminewhoaretheterritoryssharpestshooters.OverallitwasFortSimpsonwhotookhomethetopteamtitlefollowedbyHayRiverinsecondandBehchokointhirdwhileFortRangerSgt.AlexanderKiddandCpl.DerekErasmuscentreofFortSimpsonaccepttherstplaceteamawardfromCpt.NavyBradPeatsDeputyCommandingOfcerofJointTaskForceNorthandSgt.StephaneGelinasRangerInstructor1CanadianRangersPatrolGroup.SmithRangersDonDesjarlaisandBruceMcArthurgrabbedfourthplace.Amongtheindividualsitwasadifferentstoryhowever.BehchokosRangerSgt.FrankBeau-lieuwasnamedtopshooterwithRangerMasterCpl.FrankGreenofPaulatukcominginsecondandRangerEmmanuelAdamofTuktoyaktukinthirdplaceamong28individualshooters.TeamsfromGametiUlukhaktokAk-lavikFortProvidenceInuvikFortGoodHopeandDelinealsocompeted.Thereareapproximately1850CanadianRangersin60patrolsacrosstheNorthcar-ryingoutover300exercisesandoperationseveryyear.NORTHERNERSRANGERSCanadianRangerGordonKellyfromtheFortGoodHopepatrolreloadshis.303LeeEnfieldrifleduringacompetitionmatchonSaturdayOct.25.RangerCpl.AndrewNormforegroundandRangerBradleyKingfromFortResolutionparticipateinateamshootingmatch.CanadianRangerscheckthescoreboardtoseethestandinganddiscusstheresults.RangersDonDesjarlaisleftandBruceMcArthurrepresentedtheFortSmithpatrolplacingfourthoverallintheteamcompetitions.PhotosCapt.StephenWatton