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Entry: March 2019

March, 2019

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

To all ATA gun club managers in the Atlantic Provinces; it’s time to get ready for the 2019 target year.

If you haven’t already done so, complete and send your ATA Registered Shoot Application to our provincial association secretary for approval of your registered shoot dates for the upcoming target year. If Big 50s or Leagues are your club’s thing, get those applications completed also.

Did you know that all active ATA clubs receive 5 complimentary ATA memberships for first time ATA members? Why not plan an early spring Open House shoot and invite shooters to come out and give trapshooting a try? You may just sign up a few new ATA members.

Is your club’s information correct on Go to the Gun Club Login Area to verify your club’s details. It’ll be easier for shooters to find your club if the correct information is listed. If you don’t have the login information, contact the ATA and request it. Your shoot dates will also be listed on your club’s page along with any programs and results you upload.

Our trap season is just around the corner. When’s the last time you did some routine maintenance to your club’s traps and voice release equipment? Properly maintained equipment will throw great targets and will keep shooters coming back. Check your equipment manuals for more information. It’s also a good idea to have some spare parts on hand in case of a breakdown. Common spare parts include target brushes, target retaining wheel o-rings, limit switches, relays, mics, spare cords and a quantity of the 2, 3 and 4 pin connectors for the voice release systems.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2019 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot. This year’s shoot will be held August 30 – September 1 at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This year’s shoot committee is looking to build on the momentum started by the Highland Gun Club at the 2018 Provincial Shoot and welcomes all shooters to attend. Several big name industry sponsors have already been secured and there will be a vendor’s row on site during the shoot. There’ll be demo guns for shooters to try, ammo, reloading supplies and all the shooting gear shooters need. Complete shoot details can be found on

If you’ll be attending the Southern Grand, track down Monty Petipas, John Tucker and 2018 Southern Grand Handicap Champion Peter Tucker. The trio will be there representing the Atlantic Provinces and will gladly answer any questions you have about shooting in Canada’s four easternmost provinces.

For more information on the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association feel free to contact me or visit



Andrea Bassan

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