Hello Indiana Shooters!
It’s tough to believe that May is already here.
Indiana trapshooting really picks up this month with the Indiana Zone Shoots. The Central Zone at the Fall Creek Valley Conservation Club is May 12-13, then the North Zone at St Joe Valley Conservation Club May 19-20, followed by the South Zone shoot at Columbus Gun Club May 26-27. Please plan to attend these shoots and support the host clubs and the ITA Zone Shoots!
Reminder: The 2018 Indiana State Shoot will be held July 17-22, 2018 at our homegrounds, Indiana Gun Club and the ATA Central Zone shoot will once again be at Evansville Gun Club July 27-29. Be sure to check out our newly renovated website, www.indianatrap.com, for all of the registered shoot dates around Indiana.
Speaking of the Indiana State Shoot, here are some announcements from Roxie Antczak, our ITA Spectator Experience Coordinator: “As plans are finalized for 2018 ITA Spectator Experience, be sure to “like” and follow our Spectator Experience Facebook page to stay up to date on all details. We’re working closely with Fortville’s small business community and some of the coming year’s events will require pre-registration and/or a participation fee to help offset expenses. New for 2018 is our campsite decorating contest. All State Shoot attendees that camp on Indiana Gun Club grounds are encouraged to participate. Don’t forget the 2018 Spectator Experience theme is “Christmas in July”, so your imagination should go wild with ideas. We hope to see a few campsites that rival the North Pole.”
As you may have read in the March 2018 issue of Trap & Field, the ATA EC has created a new form of recognition for ATA members that register at least 20,000 targets during the target year. It is nice to see five out of the 48 members of this new MEGA TARGET MEMBER designation being from Indiana for the 2017 target year! Congrats to Charles Graham, Garl Gresley, Dr. R. Scott Norris, Paul Rode Jr., and John Roussel for this honor.
It looks like Indiana was well represented at the Silver Dollar in March with 34 Indiana shooters in attendance for the Southern Grand, then the following week 27 Indiana shooters participated in the Florida State Shoot. Congrats to Tank Lunsford, Mark Jamison, Gary Bowman, Garl Gresley, Fred Abraham, Michael Gooch, Tim Miller, Bill Tempest and Gene Schneck who brought trophies back to the Hoosier state from the Southern Grand. At the Florida State shoot, Garl Gresley, Tank Lunsford, John Roussel, Bill Tempest, Jerry Martin, Frank Craft, Tim Miller, Jeff Webb and Barb Rocheford all won trophies. I hope Tank & Garl were able to bring all of those trophies back home in just one trip based on the number of times I saw their names on the trophy list!
I’m sorry to report in late February Indiana lost one of my favorite trapshooters. John Small of Fairmount passed away at the age of 91. It was always a pleasure to spend time with Uncle John at shoots and he will certainly be missed by all of his family & friends. My condolences go out to the Blair, Summitt & Miller families.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything or would like to have anything included in this article for Indiana.
ATA Delegate – Indiana