I hope everyone had a great year and met their trap-shooting goals. In Indiana, we are almost finished shooting registered targets. Now is the time to think back about the past year and set new goals for the coming year. This is also the time to start thinking about where we are going to shoot next year. I want to encourage everyone to mark their calendars for July 6-11, 2010. This is the date of the Indiana State Shoot. The directors have already been hard at work to make this the best state shoot ever.
The Indiana Zone Shoots for this coming year will be: Central Zone at Wallace Traps May 22-23, Southern Zone at Columbus Gun Club May 22-23, and Northern Zone at St. Joe Valley Conservation Club May 15-16. Some clubs may hold a preliminary day on Friday. You can contact the club for information. I hope as many shooters as possible can attend these zone shoots. The host clubs go to a lot of work to host these shoots and I know they look forward to giving the shooters the best targets possible.
Don’t forget to visit your local clubs. When we get some warm days, drive to the local club and shoot some targets. The local clubs need our support.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, the time to be thankful for all that we have. I also want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The last thing I would like to say for 2009 is that I would like to dedicate the column to all of our trap-shooters in Indiana who have passed away this year. Even though they are no longer here in body, they are still present with us through the people they touched. I would like for the families of these great men and women to know that your loved ones are still remembered by the shooters of Indiana and we are keeping you in our prayers.