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Sharp-shooting grandmas issue challenge

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Alaska Grandma Safe Shootin’ Challenge has residents taking on three Fairbanks grandmothers in a local shooting range competition.

Grandmothers Dody Maki, Phyllis Trickey and Wynola Possenti are the women behind the challenge, which tests prowess in hunting, pistol marksmanship and rifle shooting, and promotes gun safety.

With just a couple of days left in the challenge, a commercial on local television, YouTube is drawing people to the range.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says Maki is the deadeye of the three grandmas. She has been shooting since her 20s but started going to the range only within the past 10 years. She can hit the bull’s eye 10 times firing rapidly with a pistol.

The final shoot-off is Sunday.

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