From the FTA President:
Greetings Florida Trap Shooters and Friends!
As my first offical act I would like to extend a Happy Mothers Day wish to all of our Mothers.
Secondly I want to thank Ted Fortune, Guy Long and DD Reynolds for their outstanding service to the FTA to this point. They leave a legacy of service I can anly hope to equal. I give my oath I will work diligently to that goal. I will seek assistance from many of you to this end. I have asked DD Reynolds to remain on as our Secretary/Treasure, she has agreed and I will seek Board approval for this at our business meeting to be held the Spring Championship.
Hopefully everyone will be able to attend The Spring Shoot. Jake Jacobs, FTA President 2021-2022.
From the FTA Vice President:
Mike Reynolds
2021-2022 Florida Trap Association Vice President
Just a quick introduction about myself. I am a native of Tampa, Florida and now residing in Ormond Beach Florida with my high school sweetheart and wife (of 47 years) Denise.
We also have a home at Silver Dollar.
I am also known as:
“Motorcycle Mike” (another passion of mine)
“Pappy” to my grand kids
I am a member of the Volusia Skeet and Trap Club, Flagler Gun Club and Silver Dollars Shooters Club. I have a passion for guns owning over 20 shotguns.
I am a current Central Zone Director along with Diane Foster.
I have been affiliated with trap shooting since 2015 and have attended every FTA meeting since then.
I have been the alternate representative for the Volusia Skeet and Trap Club since 2017 and have represented the club at all FTA meeting since.
My wife (Denise) has been and is the current FTA Secretary/Treasurer going in to her third year. Because of this, I have direct knowledge of all business of the FTA. Now I am in a position to give meaningful help to our FTA president and association.
If I can help in anyway with FTA questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call or text me at 386 527-8312. You can also email me at
Mike Reynolds
From the FTA Secretary/Treasurer:
Fall Championship Meeting Agenda Email
Hello Everyone,
The 2021 Spring Championship will be held May 13-16, 2021 at the Silver Dollar Shooters Club, 17202 Target Way, Odessa, FL 33556. The Board of Directors Meeting will begin after completion of all events in the gun Clubhouse Saturday, May 15,2021. Please plan to attend.
We will be welcoming our new FTA President Jake Jacobs and Vice President Mike Reynolds.
Gun Club Representatives, please make sure to send in your 2021-2022 Registered Shoot application along with your annual dues of $25 no later than May 15th. I still have several clubs that have not done so. No shoots will be eligible for registration without them. Also, I have gotten several emails from ATA concerning shooters with no ATA membership shooting at some of our clubs. Please make sure to collect the membership dues and send them to ATA asap.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
Call to Order
Roll Call
Report of the Secretary
Report of the Treasurer
Report of the President
Report of the Delegate to the ATA
Report of the Committees
Unfinished Business- None
New Business:
Warmest regards,
Denise Reynolds
From the FL ATA Delegate:
Greetings Shooters!
I would first like to start by thanking our outgoing FTA President and Vice President, Ted Fortune and Guy Long respectively, for their hard work and dedication to our organization through their tenures. With their leadership, we were able to keep the organization prosperous during unprecedented times.   Secondly, I would like to congratulate our incoming President, Jake Jacobs, and Vice President, Mike Reynolds. I have no doubt they will continue to lead us in the right direction.
For those who have not heard yet, the ATA has announced that the 2021 Grand American will be returning to the World Shooting Recreational Complex in Sparta Illinois. At this time, it is unclear if social distancing and masking will be enforced, so stay tuned for further announcements for those details. Additionally, the State of Illinois will be operating a mobile vaccination center on the property that will be administering the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccination to anyone who would like to receive it. They are offering 100 free targets as an incentive to get the vaccine.
I would like to close, by thanking everyone for attending the 2021 Florida State Shoot. Our turnout was approximately 82% of that of the Southern Grand American, which is up about 20% over historic turnouts. I will have a more detailed breakdown of the shoot in my delegate column in Trap and Field over the next few months.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the FTA Spring Championship, May 13th – 16th where the added money has been increased over previous year. Check out the program at
Until then, shoot straight!
Thomas Harrington
Florida ATA Delegate