I would like to offer my condolences to the families of Bill Gray and John Gould. Both of these men were high achievers and were a very important part of Indiana trap shooting. I would like Glenda Gray and Carol Gould to know that, although we will miss your husbands, they will never be forgotten.
As we come to the close of another summer of shooting here in Indiana, I hope everyone has achieved the goals that you set for yourself. I know I am already looking forward to next year to try to set some new goals for myself, as well as to meet some old goals that I didn’t meet this past year. One thing I look forward to doing this winter is reading back through my Trap and Field magazines that I didn’t get to read as closely as I wanted this summer. The winter also gives me time to reload a lot of shells and be ready to shoot when spring arrives.
Remember, if you would like to shoot this winter, most gun clubs are open for practice or shooting games. This is a good way to stay sharp for the coming summer. If nothing else, get your gun out and put it up to your shoulder 100 times every day or so. This helps to keep your arms and shoulders in shape through the cold months.
I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. Remember to be thankful for the freedom we enjoy every day. Also, let’s keep in mind our service men and women who are away from their families this Thanksgiving, fighting for our freedom.