I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I also hope everyone took some time to thank God for the blessings that we enjoy here in the United States. We are truly a blessed nation.
As we go into the winter months, we have time to look at our calendars and decide what shoots we want to attend in the coming year. I hope everyone will mark your calendars for the Indiana zone shoots and the Indiana state shoot. The Indiana zone shoots will be: Southern Zone – May 15, 16 and 17th at the Indian Creek Shooting Center, Central Zone – May 29, 30 and 31st at the Fall Creek Conservation Club and the Northern Zone – May 29, 30 and 31st at the Fulton County Gun Club. The warm-up dates will be confirmed by each club early next year. The Indiana state shoot will be July 7 – 12th at the ITA home grounds. Come and enjoy shooting at one of the best state shoots in the U.S.
On October 18, the ITA had a board meeting and requested the General Manager of Ceraland to give a presentation on his vision of the new range and partnership with the ITA. At this time a master plan is needed and the board voted to help fund the master plan along with Ceraland.
Target requirements for the 2009 state shoot will be the same as 2008: 500 singles, 500 handicaps, and 300 doubles shot between September 1, 2008 and July 7, 2009.
Target requirements for the 2009 state teams will not change. The selection process for the state teams has changed. We will now ask shooters who qualify for more than one state team (example men’s and vet’s) which team they would like to be placed on. Also if a shooter is an age-category shooter (example junior) and does not qualify for that age-category team, they will be considered for the appropriate gender team if their average is high enough.
We will have the following state teams for 2009: Two 10-member men’s teams, One five-member team each: Ladies, Junior, Sub-Junior and Senior Veteran, and One 10-member team of Veterans.
We are also starting the process of getting the lead mined at the Indiana Gun Club.