Greetings Indiana Shooters!
Well, the calendar keeps flying by and it is hard to believe it is June 2021 already! I hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to seeing everyone soon if I didn’t get a chance to see you at the ITA Zone shoots in May!
As you hopefully by now are aware we have the 2021 Indiana State Shoot coming up soon, to be held at our Indiana Gun Club homegrounds July 6-11, 2021. Rest assured the ITA Board of Directors have been hard at work with the intent to making this years shoot as good if not better than always! One thing that will be new this year is our $500 donation from Fred Hackett. You might know Fred as the “golf cart guy” on vendor row the past several years. Fred came to me a few months ago with the idea that he would donate $500 in the memory of Bobby Bolden, who we lost to Covid this year. We decided to do a drawing for the $500, every paid entry in this years Indiana State Shoot earns one ticket, all the tickets go in a drum. 2 winning tickets that each win $250 will be drawn on Sunday of the shoot right before we start the Handicap Championship event that day. A big thanks goes out to Fred for his donation and idea to do this in Bobby’s memory.
Make sure you join us on Friday of the shoot in the pavilion for our 2020 Indiana All State team presentations and especially our Indiana Trapshooting Hall of Fame Inductions. We are inducting three very special and very deserving people into our HOF this year… Bobby Bolden, Joan Davis and Bob Reynolds.
At this point we expect a more “normal” shoot than last year but then again I can’t figure out what is truly “normal” these days. There will be limitations due to Covid I expect, but we will fully attempt to make your Indiana State Shoot the best possible scenario that it can be, considering the circumstances of course. Your understanding as we navigate this is truly appreciated.
In addition to the Indiana State Shoot and all of the registered ATA shoots happening across the state of Indiana, which can be found at indianatrap.com, Evansville Gun Club will again be a host site for the ATA Central Zone Shoot, Friday July 30 thru Sunday, August 1. This is always one of my favorite shoots of the year and I look forward to seeing many of you there.
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything or would like to have anything included in this article for Indiana. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Barnett, ATA Delegate-Indiana