Manhattan Wildlife Association
Gary Delin (406) 587-2581
Bill Beyl (406) 587-7373
As per usual trapshooting continues on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM until everyone is done, and on Sundays from 12:30 PM till about 4 PM.
Wednesday night shootings has been quite slow throughout the winter but is starting to pick up some since the time change and better weather. Sundays have been fairly busy most of the Winter.
By the time this letter gets out, we will have had first ATA competitive shoot for the year. That shoot will have taken place on Sunday, March 31, which is about a week away from when I am writing this letter. Yes, you are right, that was Easter Sunday. The shoot schedule for ATA shoots is set a year ahead of time, and last spring when dates were required MSTA director put in for the same weekend we’ve had for the last several years. Well the problem was that the big dummy director (me Gary Delin) didn't realize that this year Easter fell on that date. By the time it was realized it would have been a big hassle to change the date, so rather than cancel we decided just to go ahead with the shoot and see what happens. I will try to pay better attention in the future. We also have two other one-day ATA shoots on the schedule for this year. They are Sunday, May 5 and Sunday, August 11. If you like trapshooting, and like pet competition, give ATA shooting a try it is great fun.
The annual state All class single team shoot will be held again in Great Falls on Sunday, April 28. This is a shoot where clubs put together teams consisting of a shooter from all classes, A, B, C, D, and a new shooter. These five shooters shoot together as a team in at 200 bird single event. Besides the regular individual trophies that are always awarded at regular ATA shoots. This shoot also gives team awards, with the winning team getting monogrammed shoot jackets and they get to take the traveling trophy for their club for the next year. The traveling trophy is a painting of a All class Squad” of fictitious shooters. This event has been taking place for 12 years. The Logan Trap Club actually held the inaugural team shoot, and we were the club that donated the painting and beautiful frame, (handmade and donated by club member thanks again Bill Norton), that is the traveling trophy. A Logan team won this shoot the second year it was held, but the trophy hasn't been back here since. Hopefully we can get three or four teams together this year and bring the trophy back to our club for a year. That would be nice. The main thing about this shoot really isn't about winning, but that it gives local shooters a chance to compete as a team, and have some club spirit, and mostly it is just a lot of fun. New shooters are always in great demand for this event, so come out everyone and ask at the trap sign-up counter to get on a team for this fun shoot.
We will be starting a new trap league on Wednesday, April 17. Our leagues have not had have not been going so well the last couple of years to tell the truth. We're going to do a few things different in this league to try to get league shooting back on track at Logan. The league will be 400 targets, based on 50 targets per week. It can be shot on Wednesday nights, or Sunday afternoon, or combination of both. It will be a five person team as in the past. A new twist is that it will be all a 16 yard targets (Singles). It will still feature added targets, based on your performance which will make newer shooters competitive with experience shooters. Depending on turnout, we may have different classes of teams. We will be requiring a $25 team sponsor fee that will be used to purchase awards that will be resented at the end of the league. In the past teams would find a business to sponsor them, and pay their fee. (Sometimes a team member business). This business would be the team name. We hope to publish weekly team results in the local newspaper which would result in a team and high shooter recognition as well as mentioning teams names resulting advertising for the business’s (deduction for advertising). Try to get five people who like to shoot trap and come out get involved with a trap league, is a lot of fun. Even if you don't have a whole team, come out, there usually teams looking to fill out, or individuals looking for a team. Check at the club for all the league details.
Thank you and good shooting
Hope to see you at the trap line
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