Greetings Indiana Shooters!
As you read this in early June I certainly hope we are finally back to shooting trap! To say it has been an odd spring would be quite an understatement. I know personally I am overwhelmed at this time with the restrictions that continue to be put in place on our normal activities that I have always taken for granted.
Please continue to monitor any shoot information on the Indiana trap website www.indianatrap.com. The ITA is doing our best to try to utilize as many communication platforms as possible to get word out to our shooters on what clubs are and are not shooting around the state but our website will always have the most updated info available.
It is certainly our intentions to still hold the 2020 Indiana State Shoot as scheduled on July 7-12 at Indiana Gun Club. I imagine there are going to be some necessary social distancing changes this year but I am sure we can get past that and have the best shoot possible considering the circumstances we are dealing with right now.
As I am sure most of you are aware by now, Indiana lost one of the best friend’s trapshooting has ever had on April 16, 2020 with the passing of Edward Voliva. Ed was the 1977 ITA President and a long-time member of the Indiana Trapshooting Hall of Fame, amassing 336,475 registered ATA targets since starting in 1960. It would be impossible to attempt to describe the contributions & benefits Ed has provided through the years to trapshooting in Indiana. I know I will be always grateful for the time I got to spend with him the past few years at the Central Zone shoots at Evansville. My condolences go out to John and the entire Voliva family, as well as all of Ed’s extended family at the Evansville Gun Club. He will be forever remembered.
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything or would like to have anything included in this article for Indiana. I hope to see many if not all of you very soon at a trap shoot somewhere!
Jason Barnett, ATA Delegate – Indiana