Trap and Field's Around the ATA article from the Atlantic Provinces ATA Delegate
Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.
We have a new ATA club in the Atlantic Provinces! The Annapolis Valley Shooting Sports Club located in Kentville, Nova Scotia rebuilt their one trapfield to ATA specifications in 2019 and are planning ATA registered shoots this coming season. The club is nestled in one of Atlantic Canada’s most picturesque areas known for its Acadian history, farming, fruit orchards, wineries, coffee roasters and craft breweries. Efforts at the club have been spearheaded by ATA shooters Dean Ogilvie and Barry Turner. Full club details are available on shootatlantic.com and avssc.ca.
The Petitcodiac Sportsman Club’s winter trap league continues to be popular with club shooters and as of February 20, Terry LeBlanc is on top of the 16 yard league standings, followed closely by Darren Pain. LeBlanc and Charles Gagnon are currently tied for the Doubles title.
The Petitcodiac Sportsman Club also hosted their annual Valentine’s Shoot and Breakfast on February 15. Larry Kinden reports that 24 shooters braved the -24 degrees Celsius temperature and -33 degrees Celsius wind chill for the 100 target competition. Larry tied Ray Woodill for the shoot’s top score and won the shoot off to capture the shoot’s High Gun award. After the shoot, Terry LeBlanc congratulated Dan Pollock for recently shooting his first 50 straight and presented him with his 50 straight patch. Congratulations, Dan.
Carl d’Entremont, the 2019 Atlantic Provinces Senior Veteran Singles, Doubles and Handicap Champion, was featured in the second of February’s shooter profiles. Carl started shooting ATA registered targets in 1973 and has had, and continues to have, a very successful shooting career. A trapshooting highlight of Carl’s was the 1975 Canadian Champion of Champions event. Carl remembers the details as if it was yesterday and recounts that he and two others shoot 100s to enter the shoot-off. I’ll encourage you to read Carl’s Shooter Profile to find out how the shoot-off went. Carl is from Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia and is Captain aboard his boat the Cona III. He also shares his passion of shooting and lobster fishing with many friends in the area. A good friend of Carl’s, Shawn d’Entremont, tells me Carl is as competitive on the fishing grounds as he is on the trapfield. You can read all about Carl in the Shooter Profile and APTA Shoot Results sections of shootatlantic.com.
Preparations for the 2020 Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships September 3 - 6 at the Highland Gun Club, near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia continue. Support from shoot sponsors has been terrific and it’s looking like we’ll have another great shoot this year. Stay tuned to shootatlantic.com for a shoot program, hotel information, ammunition ordering details and presquadding inforamtion.
For more information on the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association, feel free to contact me or visit shootatlantic.com.