Greetings Indiana Shooters!
We are getting closer and closer to Spring in Indiana every day! I hope everyone has had a good winter and I am sure you are like me and looking forward to some nice warm weather and trap targets in the air! For those of you fortunate enough to spend the winter by migrating south, I wish each of you safe travels as you head back towards the Hoosier state.
The month of May of course will be busy with Indiana Zone Shoots. Vincennes will host the South Zone, and St. Joe Valley the North Zone, on the weekend of May 15-17, 2020. Roachdale will have the Central Zone on May 29-31. Please plan to attend your Zone shoot to help support these Clubs and the ITA. The Indiana State Shoot will be held July 7th-12th, 2020. Evansville Gun Club will once again be a host site for the ATA Central Zone, July 31-August 2, 2020. Then of course the Grand American will take place August 5-15.
Speaking of the Indiana State Shoot, rest assured the Indiana Trapshooter’s Association Board of Directors, Officers and our newly formed Committee’s have been busy preparing for this year’s shoot with hopes of great weather and lots of shooters! I know our AIM Committee of Jay Hammond, Crissy Byrd & Keith Weller have been working on the Indiana AIM Championship event and should have the program and specifics ready to announce very soon. The Trap & Targetsetting Committee headed up by Mike Williams have been discussing best practices for setting the absolute best target and working on equipment during the winter. The 501(c)3 exploratory Committee of myself, Don Barker, John Voliva and Sal DeSantis have been actively meeting with our legal representatives the past few months and hopefully will have positive things to announce on that subject in the near future.
The Indiana Trapshooting Hall of Fame, under the guidance of Hall of Fame Chairman Devon Harris, is proud to report the following 2020 Indiana Hall of Fame Inductees: Michael Evernham from Headlee, Indiana and Terry Hicks from South Whitley, Indiana. Congratulations to both of these gentlemen and I look forward to them being inducted into our Hall of Fame during the Indiana State Shoot this year.
Make sure you check out the Indiana trap website www.indianatrap.com for a full listing of all of the Registered ATA shoots being held next spring & summer at clubs all over Indiana. Please never forget without all of these Clubs this sport wouldn’t exist, get out and support them!!
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything or would like to have anything included in this article for Indiana.
Jason Barnett, ATA Delegate-Indiana