Around the ATA

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Entry: February 2019

February, 2019

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

The 2019 Atlantic Provinces shoot calendar is mostly finalized and available on If your club is planning a shoot and it isn’t listed on our calendar, get in contact with me and I’ll have it added. Check your gun club’s page on the ATA’s website and make sure you upload shoot programs and the shoot results. If shooters aren’t aware of your shoot, they won’t attend.

Updates and changes to have been completed. We’ve added a Shooter Centre Menu with content to highlight shooter accomplishments, profile our shooters and a section with tips and important information. The Milestones section will be used to highlight 25 straights, personal best scores, lifetime target attainments and other noteworthy accomplishments. The Profiles section will include short articles on Atlantic Province shooters and will introduce and highlight them to the rest of the Atlantic Provinces and the ATA rank and file. The Resources section will be your go-to place for trapshooting and ATA related information. I often get phone calls, emails and text messages asking how do I fill out my scorecard, how can I check my registered scores or where’s the latest ATF Form6. Shooters new to the ATA will often ask what’s a registered shoot and how do I participate? The Resources section will have the answer to these questions.

If you like what you see on or have any suggestions for content, feel free to contact me. We’re always interested in hearing feedback from those who visit and use our website.

Is your club volunteer based? Who runs your ATA shoots, leagues and tournaments? Do you have some free time on your hands? Operating a successful club takes a lot of effort and work by dedicated shooters and club directors. All too often it’s the same few members doing the majority of the work. Whether it’s administration, building and equipment maintenance or running a shoot – there’s a lot that needs to happen in order for your club to operate or for a shoot to happen. Get involved and ask if you can help. I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated.

For more information on the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association feel free to contact me or visit If you’ll be attending the Spring Grand, track down Herbie and Janaya Nickerson. The father/daughter duo will be there representing the Atlantic Provinces and will gladly answer any questions you have about shooting in Canada’s four easternmost provinces.



Andrea Bassan


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