Matt Cromwell of Edgartown claimed victory in the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Fall Shoot.

Mr. Cromwell defeated 12 challengers to take first place honors, the club said in a press release. He shot the highest in two categories, bull’s eye and standing deer. Mike Ferry and Mr. Cromwell were locked in a two-way tie for second place, with Mr. Cromwell shooting closest to the bull’s eye at 80 yards to settle the tie. Cooper Gilkes 3rd of Edgartown placed third.

The annual shoot held Nov. 30 gave hunters a chance to sight-in their guns for the deer hunting season. Individual prizes were also given in bull’s eye, over the shoulder and standing deer categories, and Cronig’s Market donated canned hams for winners.

The annual black powder shoot takes place Sunday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event allows primitive firearms hunters to get ready for their hunting season, which runs from Dec. 14 to Dec. 31. Modern and traditional firearms may be used, and guns with scopes are allowed; prizes will be awarded for both primitive and modern black powder firearms.

For the sixth year the club will also give the Bill Nicholson award to an outstanding black powder participant, with the winner’s name engraved on a perpetual plaque. The award honoring the late Mr. Nicholson, an avid hunter and fisherman, was created by his longtime friend Eddie Belisle.

Refreshments will be available and the public is welcome.