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Entry: February 2022

February 2022

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

The Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association gave away five Trap and Field digital magazine subscriptions in a Christmas Draw over the holidays. The rules were simple: Any shooter who attended the 2021 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot automatically received one entry. An email to the Atlantic Provinces also got shooters an additional entry or an entry if they were not able to attend the ATA Provincial Shoot. Congratulations to all winners! Enjoy the Trap and Field subscription.

The winter league at the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick is a-go for another year. This dedicated group are perhaps the only active ATA shooters during the winter months in the Atlantic Provinces. Good on you folks for keeping this popular winter league going strong!

The Senior Veteran category always attracts stiff competition at our annual ATA Provincial Shoot, and Newfoundland trapshooter Derm Molloy is always in the mix, winning several Atlantic Provinces Senior Veteran trophies over the years. Now, at the age of 88, Derm has the distinction of being the Atlantic Provinces’ oldest active ATA trapshooter. He started shooting in 1966 on Kelsey’s Farm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) and currently shoots out of the Gander Rod and Gun Club in Gander, NL. Derm has registered a total of 14,350 Singles and 7,400 Handicap targets and is well known in the local trapshooting scene. You can read all about Derm in the Shooter Profile section of our webpage –

Unfortunately, it does not look promising for the Atlantic Provinces’ shooters that regularly attend the Spring and Southern Grands. Travel restrictions and the latest coronavirus variant are making planning ahead for trips south of the border difficult.

But, looking forward to 2022, there are a couple of shoots to keep in mind. On the national scene, the 2022 Canadian Trapshooting Championship are being held at the Calgary Firearms Centre in Calgary, Alberta from June 29-July 3. Stay tuned to for shoot details. The 2022 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot will return to St. John’s, NL and the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club from September 1-4, 2022. Complete shoot details are available on

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Andrea Bassan


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