It’s tough to believe that when you are reading this in May our 2017 registered target season is upon us! Time certainly flies and I hope everyone has had a nice, uneventful winter and early spring and everyone is looking forward to great weather and lots of clay targets in the air.
The IN Central Zone shoot will be held May 5, 6 & 7 at Roachdale Gun Club. The IN Northern Zone shoot will be May 12, 13 & 14 at Fulton County Gun Club, with the IN Southern Zone shoot being that same weekend at Indian Creek Gun Club on May 12, 13 & 14. The program for each shoot will be 200 Championship Singles targets on Saturday, with 50 pair of Doubles then 100 Handicap on Sunday. All three clubs will be having “Fun Day” targets on the Friday of their shoots; contact each individual club for details.
The ITA Board of Directors have been hard at work preparing for this year’s Indiana State Shoot. The 123rd Indiana State Trapshooting Championships at Indiana Gun Club will be July 4-9, 2017. The ITA Spectator Experience will be back for the 2nd year with even more events planned for the non-shooters. The ITA BOD has approved and work has begun on a major electrical upgrade project that is scheduled to be completed prior to the State Shoot…new electric is being ran for the trap line, clubhouse, shellhouse, plus many of the existing campsites and vendor row as well as adding a few more camp spots on the east side of the campground. If you have any questions about the shoot, camping or sponsorship opportunities, please let me know.
Please don’t forget about the ATA Central Zone shoot at Evansville Gun Club on July 28-30. Keep an eye on indianatrap.com and shootATA.com websites in addition to Trap & Field magazine as all of the shooting schedules are finalized for the target year. On the indianatrap.com website, click on “Calendar of Events” to see what clubs are shooting when. Hope to see you all at several of these shoots!
I am sad to report Indiana lost a shooter recently as Mr. Mike Beroshok passed away. Mike was a regular at several Central & Northern Indiana clubs and will be truly missed. I remember how happy I was for Mike when he won the Handicap Belt Buckle at Fall Creek’s “Shoot for the Cure” last fall, besting the field with a 97 on a tough day when the next scores were 94 and below. May Mike Rest in Peace.
Also I want to pass on my condolences to the Mohr family and all our next door neighbors to the west in Illinois after the passing of Larry Mohr from Brittany Shooting Park. My thoughts and prayers are with Larry’s granddaughter, Illinois ATA Delegate Lauren Mueller, as well as Larry’s daughter Michelle Mueller, who does our computer services at the Indiana State Shoot.
As always, don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.