Around the ATA

Trap and Field's Around the ATA article from the Atlantic Provinces ATA Delegate

Entry: July 2019

July, 2019

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

Newfoundland shooter Nina Chandler is featured on our Shooter Profiles on this June. Nina has been shooting ATA registered targets since 2016 and shoots out of the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club. She’s become one of the club’s regulars and enjoys introducing new shooters to trapshooting. Visit to read all about Nina.

The Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club concluded another successful winter league on May 4.

Ron Whitehead reports that attendance was great through the cold winter months and competition for the league top honours was very close. Ron won the Singles Champion award by less than 1% over Darren Pain, while Charles Gagnon took the Doubles and Terry Leblanc won the High Over All. Congratulation to all shooters who participated in the winter trap league. Complete league results are available on

Ron has been actively involved in getting the Petitcodiac Sportsman's Club into trapshooting and ATA registered shooting. He was the driving force in starting a trap group at the club, constructing a new trap field, purchasing a Pat Trap and organizing members to develop a trap program that is one of the busiest in the Atlantic Provinces. Ron has been the key player for all things trap related at the Petitcodiac club for several years now and has just recently announced his "retirement" from the organizing side of things. I would like to thank Ron for his efforts and wish him all the best in his "retirement." Hopefully this will afford him some extra time to enjoy their relatively new trap range and many of his other interests.

Trapshooting in the rest of the Atlantic Provinces has been off to a very slow start this year – mainly due to poor weather. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have had more rain than shooters or farmers would care for, and we’ve had wintery weather in much of April and May here in Newfoundland.

Presquadding opens July 1 for this year’s Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot being held from August 29 to September 1 at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Shooters requiring ammunition for the shoot are asked to check the notice in the shoot program for ordering details. All ammunition must be ordered by August 1 to guarantee shoot delivery. Complete shoot details and the shoot program can be found on

Tickets for this year’s Blaser F3 SuperTrap gun lottery are available through the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association and Peititcodiac Sportsman’s Club representatives. Tickets are only $20 and go to support trapshooting in the Atlantic Provinces. Complete lottery details can be found on

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



Andrea Bassan

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