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Entry: October 2019

October, 2019

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club hosted our annual Memorial Shoot in mid August. This shoot provides club members and guests an opportunity to remember shooters that are no longer with us. It’s a multi-disciplinary shoot with trap, sporting clays and pistol shooting. The trap portion includes the John Molloy Singles, Dave Anstey High Gun Overall and the Roger Bidgood 2 Man Team awards. Dave Anstey handed me the keys to the traps 20 years ago and is largely responsible for getting me involved in the organizational side of things. Roger Bidgood was one of founding members and John Molloy was a young member who loved to shoot and being part of the club. They all played an important role in the club and it’s important to keep their memory alive. Complete shoot results are on under the Club Centre and Shoot Results section.

The Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club have been busy with Singles, Doubles and Handicap Marathons as shooters prepare for this year’s ATA Provincial Shoot. The small one-trap club hosts many ATA registered shoots throughout the year and is one of the more active clubs. Club shooters Terry Leblanc, Dan Pollock and Paul Devereaux are also August’s Shooter Profile subjects on Check them out relaxing at the Canadian Trapshooting Championships.

The 2019 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot is just around the corner as I’m writing this month’s article. Volunteers at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club have been punching in countless hours and working hard to make sure visiting shooters are treated to top-notch club facilities and trapshooting venue. Shooting and seafood are in store for all shooters and guests. This year we are offering a 900 target program over four days and a selection of local seafood that will satisfy the tastebuds and appetites of all visiting shooters.

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



Andrea Bassan

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