I hope I don’t regret saying this right now in late February when you are reading this in April, but so far we have certainly been blessed with a very mild winter for sure!! With all of these 60 & even 70 degree days in February I hope many of you have been able to get out and shoot some mild weather targets when typically you are stuck at home just thinking about shooting instead of actually being outside doing just that! In April the registered ATA targets start flying all over the State. I encourage everyone support our local Indiana gun clubs by attending as many shoots as possible. Several clubs are now throwing Big 50 events during the week and this is a great opportunity to get a lot of targets registered early in the target year. I know I personally try to get to clubs each year that I don’t typically go to in order to help support these clubs and I hope that you consider doing the same!
The IN Central Zone shoot will be held May 5, 6 & 7 at Roachdale Gun Club. These are the correct dates; I had the wrong dates listed in last month’s article! The IN Northern Zone shoot will be May 12, 13 & 14 at Fulton County Gun Club, with the IN Southern Zone shoot being that same weekend at Indian Creek Gun Club on May 12, 13 & 14. The program for each shoot will be 200 Championship Singles targets on Saturday, with 50 pair of Doubles then 100 Handicap on Sunday. All three clubs will be having “Fun Day” targets on the Friday of their shoots; contact each individual club for details.
The ITA Board of Directors have been hard at work preparing for this year’s Indiana State Shoot. The 123rd Indiana State Trapshooting Championships at Indiana Gun Club will be July 4-9, 2017. The ITA Spectator Experience will be back for the 2nd year with even more events planned for the non-shooters. If you have any questions about the shoot, camping or sponsorship opportunities, please let me know.
Also please plan to attend the ATA Central Zone shoot at Evansville Gun Club on July 28-30. Keep an eye on indianatrap.com and shootATA.com websites in addition to Trap & Field magazine as all of the shooting schedules are finalized for the target year. Hope to see you all at several of these shoots!
As always, don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.