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Entry: March 2020

March, 2020

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

Janaya Nickerson, the 2019 Atlantic Provinces Handicap Champion, is the subject of February’s shooter profile. Janaya started shooting ATA registered targets in 2007 at the Highland Gun Club in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Janaya shoots a Caeser Guerini Syren Magnus and is currently on the 22 ½ yard line. Janaya is a lobster fisher who works as an over aft alongside her shooting buddy and father, Herbie, captain of the MV Every Last Cent. I asked Janaya what an over aft does and she explained that’s the person in charge at the aft (rear) of the lobster boat from where the lobster pots are set or launched. Janaya is also secretary of the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association and Delegate at Large with the Canadian Trapshooting Association. You can read all about Janaya on our website in the APTA Abroad, APTA Results and the Shooter Profile sections.

Is your club planning a project or making a purchase to improve ATA registered trapshooting at your club? If so, I would encourage your club to apply for a funding grant through the ATA Gun Club Fund. These grants are available to help ATA gun clubs with such improvement projects. The St. John’s Rod and Gun Club was a 2019 recipient and used the funds to help with their recent traphouse rebuild and trapfield improvement project. Contact the ATA office for more information or download an application package available from Submission deadline is July 1.

On a related note, tickets are now available for the 2020 Gun Club Raffle. This year’s prize is a Kolar Prestige LP Trap Combo with all proceeds going to support the ATA’s Gun Club Fund. Please contact me if you would like a ticket.

Preparations for the 2020 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships at the Highland Gun Club, near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, September 3 – 6, 2020 are starting to ramp up. This will be Highland Gun Club’s second time hosting and they are welcoming all shooters to SW Nova Scotia. Stay tuned to for a shoot program, presquadding information and special hotel rates.

On the national scene. the Canadian Trapshooting Association recently launched a redesigned website. It is now mobile friendly and has all the latest trapshooting news from across Canada. You’ll find information and results from our annual Canadian Trapshooting Championships, Champion records and much more. Check out and let us know what you think.

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



Andrea Bassan

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