The 2020 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot will be going ahead September 4 - 6, 2020 in a satellite shoot format due to current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines that would make a traditional, one location shoot very difficult. The Highland Gun Club (NS), the Petitcodiac Sportsman's Club (NB), the St. John's Rod and Gun Club (NL) and the Stephenville Shooting Club (NL) will host concurrent shoots in an effort to meet group size restrictions, limit travel and better enable clubs to comply with the numerous COVID-19 regulations.
A revised shoot format has been finalized and an updated shoot program is now available.
Information for shooters considering attending from outside the Atlantic Provinces. The four Atlantic Provinces have created an Atlantic bubble which permits interprovincial travel for residents without the need to self isolate. However, anyone travelling from outside the Atlantic Provinces are required to self isolate for 14 days upon arriving. An update on travel restrictions with other provinces is scheduled to be made mid to late July. Shooters from outside the Atlantic Provinces are welcomed to attend provided COVID-19 rules and regulations permit.
Please note that a satelite shoot format is being held this year as a solution to the extraordinary situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. A regular shoot format will resume in 2021 at the Highland Gun Club in Yarmouth, NS over the Labour Day weekend.
APTA Executive and Directors
The 2020 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot will be going ahead September 4 - 6, 2020 in a satellite shoot format due to current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines that would make a traditional, one location shoot very difficult. The Highland Gun Club (NS), the Petitcodiac Sportsman's Club (NB), the St. John's Rod and Gun Club (NL) and the Stephenville Shooting Club (NL) will host concurrent shoots in an effort to meet group size restrictions, limit travel and to better enable clubs to comply with the numerous COVID-19 regulations.
Our shoot program are now available.
The Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association would like to welcome back the following shoot sponsors:
We're SOLD OUT of tickets for this year's Petitcodiac Sportsman's Club and Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association gun lottery. Thanks to everyone that supported this year's lottery. Draw will take place on September 5, 2020 during the Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot.
Congratulations to the 2020 Atlantic 1000 Target Purse winner Janaya Nickerson who shoots out of the Highland Gun Club in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Janaya will have her entry fees for the 2020 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot championship events paid for compliments of the trapshooters at the St. John's Rod and Gun Club.
Welcome the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association's (APTA) website - the source for all things related to trapshooting in the Atlantic Provinces. Here you will find our affiliated clubs, local club results, and information on our annual Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships - sponsored by the Amateur Trapshooting Association.
The Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships is your opportunity to compete in Atlantic Canada's premier trapshooting competition and shoot against some of the best trap shooters in the Atlantic Provinces. It does not matter whether you are an "AA" or "D" Class shooter, you’ll compete against shooters with similar averages and also get a chance to go shot for shot against the Atlantic Provinces Champions.
Start preparing for the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) shooting season by organizing some ATA Registered Shoots at your home club. ATA Registered Shoots do not have to be large or elaborate with prizes or marathon targets – get in the competition mode by holding a registered target event during any of your regular shoot days. It does not require a lot of extra effort to organize an ATA Registered Shoot but the rewards will be evident in your scores. Registered League Shoot and Big 50s are other options to register targets. In addition to shooting good practice targets you need to shoot ATA competition targets to improve your game. Try it, you will be surprised at the level of confidence it will bring to your shooting.
ATA Registered Shoot applications are available from the ATA (www.shootata.com) or from the APTA Executive. The normal procedure is to complete an application and forward it to the APTA, upon approval the ATA will forward all necessary forms and instructions to your club shortly afterwards. It’s a simple process that will have big rewards for your shooting. Why not give it a shot?