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Entry: October 2023

October, 2023

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Trapshooting Championships were held as a satellite shoot on August 20. Shooters at the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club and the Stephenville Shooting Club participated. Troy Coldwell won the Singles, Doubles and High All Around titles. Ed Strickland won the Handicap Championship with a shoot off win over the 2022 Handicap Champion John Tucker.

I’m writing this month’s article before the start of the 2023 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot which runs from August 30 through to September 2 at the Highland Gun Club in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. However, complete results will be available on by the time you receive October’s Trap and Field magazine. Presquad numbers are on par with other years and we’re expecting a good turnout. In addition to local shooters we always get a great turnout from visiting shooters. So far we have shooters from Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Alabama attending.

A number of congratulations are in order this month. Barry Turner of Bedford, Nova Scotia decided to get his Life Membership after 142 000 registered targets and 37 years of ATA shooting. Aubrey Spinney from Argyle, Nova Scotia and one of the main volunteers at the Highland Gun Club near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, shot his first 50 straight in Doubles on August 19. And Glenn Perfect of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, who shoots out of the St. John’s Rod and Gun Club, shot his first 25 straight in singles on August 17. Congratulations and good luck at this year’s Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot.

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Andrea Bassan

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