Around the ATA

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Entry: April 2019

April, 2019

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

While most trap clubs in the Atlantic Provinces go into hibernation for the winter, the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club’s winter trap league is in full swing and continues to be popular with shooters. Club representative Ron Whitehead reports that 18 ATA members are shooting the winter league, which runs from January 5 to May 4. At the end of the trap league, awards will be presented for top scores and high averages. This is the third year for the trap league, a big draw for the one trap club.

The Shooter Profile section of the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association’s webpage is up and running. Our first profile is John Tucker from Portugal Cove - St. Philip’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. John is one of the key trapshooters at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club. When John isn’t at the club shooting, preparing for a shoot or working on building maintenance projects, he spends his time with family and spoiling his grandson Christian. John is also an avid salmon fisherman and enjoys moose hunting in the fall with his brother Peter. Stayed tuned to for monthly additions to the Shooter Profiles section.

The Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association and the Peititcodiac Sportsman’s Club are partnering again for a gun lottery. This year’s prize is a Blaser F3 SuperTrap over under with 32 inch barrels, adjustable rib, adjustable comb, Grade 4 stock and Blaser fitted case. All proceeds will go to promoting trapshooting in the Atlantic Provinces and supporting the initiatives of the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club and the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association. A limited number of tickets will be printed and tickets are only $20. Complete lottery details can be found on

Preparations for this year’s Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot continue. Several major sponsors have been secured and things are shaping up just fine. Newfoundland and Labrador is a beautiful place to visit in the early fall. If you’re looking for a vacation in a scenic and culturally rich locale, Newfoundland is the place for you. If you would like to place an ad in our shoot program, there’s still time. Contact me directly for advertising opportunities.

The 2019 Canadian Trapshooting Championships will be back to Ontario at the St. Thomas Gun Club, June 26 to June 30. Attendance seems to be larger when an Ontario club hosts the annual shoot and this year is looking to be no different. If you’d like to compete in Canada’s national trap shoot visit for more information and a shoot program.

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



Andrea Bassan



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