From the FTA President:
Well, it’s time to get ready for our 2019/2020 shoot year.
Starting with National Trap Shooting Day, on Oct. 13., to be followed by, Shoot for the Cure on Oct. 27, and then FTA’s first shoot of the new year, The Fall Championship starting on Nov. 7-10th, all will be held at the Silver Dollar Shooting Club. Please check either the FTA’s website, or Silver Dollars for further details.
We all hope your making plans to attend as many shoots as possible.
I’m sure we’d all like to wish Terry Heeg and her family our best with the passing of Keith, much much too early. Keith was a good friend to a lot of us, and will be dearly missed!
For those of you I haven’t personally met, please stop by and say HI.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming shoots.
From the FTA Secratary/Treasurer:
Hello Shooters! It’s finally fall, or at least that’s what the calendar says. As all of you know the heat has been brutal all summer and hasn’t let up yet. As the results have been coming in, we’re seeing we haven’t had a lot of shoots going on at our clubs. Hopefully all of that will change soon.
We have a lot of shoots lined up for you this year at each of the clubs around the state and the FTA Fall Championship, Hall of Fame Shoot and the FTA State Shoot. I hope you are all making plans to attend these shoots. If you or your club hasn’t gotten a 2019/2020 Shoot Card please have your club representative contact me and I will get them out to them asap! For those of you not familiar with the shoot card, it is a complete list of all of the shoots at all of the FTA clubs in the state of Florida. The shoot card is to help you plan what shoots you would like to attend in the 2019/2020 shoot year.
If there is anything I can do for you or help you in any way concerning FTA please let me know and I will do my best to help you.
Hope to see you all at the FTA Fall Championship at Silver Dollar Gun Club November 7-10.
Your FTA Secretary/Treasuer,
From the ATA Delegate:
The 2019 target year ended on August 31st and just 15 days later, on September 15th, the ATA officially opened to 2020 target year. During that 15-day window, all the target data collected over the 2019 target year was re-verified to ensure the 2020 average cards were correct and up to date. This year entire ATA staff was involved and committed to reducing this time frame. In years past, the review crept into October and sometimes even November before average cards could be issued. As of the 15th, those shooters who take advantage of the online average cards can log on to shootata.com and print theirs out. Thank you to the front office for all their hard work!
The 2020 ATA rulebook is now available online. The first 2 pages outline changes that were approved by the ATA Board of Directors at the Grand. If anyone has any questions or needs clarification on them, please feel free to reach out to me.
I’d like to personally thank Ted Fortune, Guy Long, and Jake Jacobs for volunteering to referee shoot-offs at The Grand. The 4 of us served as referees for 2 nights a piece and some of us were turned away from it a few nights because they had enough referees already. Florida was very well represented once again this year.
If you see Ruth Flayderman, Matthew DeBord, Lewis Knack Jr, Mark Zauhar, Kay Ohye, or Jack Schumpert around make sure to congratulate them on making the 2020 ATA All American Teams!
National Trap Shooting Day is coming up this weekend (October 12th and 13th). Attending a participating club would be a great way to start off your 2020 shooting season!
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until then, shoot straight!