From The Delegate
All of our winter snowbirds are back home by now and they will be missed. Most Florida shooters do not realize how much our shooting community is made up of non Florida members. Hope to see them soon.
The Southern Zone is coming up..July 14-17
Please attend this shoot!!! We need all the help we can get to kick some of our neighboring states butts! We are tired of being wooped!
Volusia Skeet and Trap
Are getting their entrance road paved. The club will be closed starting May 31, 2022 through June 16, 2022. Shooters not wanting to go through withdraw may want to try shooting at some of the neighboring clubs. (Chuluota, Flagler, Eustis or any other club posted on this site under clubs)
Palatka Skeet Club
If you haven’t heard by now Palatka Skeet Club are back onboard with the ATA and shoot on Wednesday’s. Mark Hall has done a great job getting that club in order.
Skyway Trap and Skeet.
We have another “New” old gun club coming back to the FTA. Joe Fett and the Skyway gun club are rejoining the FTA. Please Contact Joe for Shoot dates. (skywaytrapnskeet.com/contact). I have heard good, old stories about this place.
The Grand American
This years Grand American dates are August 3, 2022 through the 13th. I hear reservations at local hotels are going fast so don’t delay!
Remember there may be grant money available for your club for the asking. If you are interested check your gun club tool box and download the request form. I have posted below from that form what is involved and the time you have to apply.
“Gun Club Fund Application”
Who is eligible for the gun club grants?
Any Active ATA gun club may be eligible for a grant. Any club that threw registered
targets within the current or previous target year is considered active.
Kinds of projects which will be funded:
□ A project refers to any type of activity the gun club is doing to try and promote or
better ATA registered trapshooting at their gun club
o The club might have a specific program they are trying to begin such as
□ A project also refers to items the club may need to purchase in order for their
club to operate more effectively
o For instance, the club may need to purchase automatic trap machines, new
voice release systems, or new traps
o The club may also have a need to invest in new computer equipment or
might need to purchase new computer software
How gun club grant proposals are reviewed and decided:
All eligible gun clubs will be given the opportunity to apply for funds. The Gun Club
Fund Application must be completed by July 1st of every year. The Gun Club Endowment
Committee or C3 Committee will evaluate all proposals. Those Clubs chosen to receive
funds will be announced at the Grand American. Clubs that receive funds must submit an
update to inform the ATA and Endowment Committee of how the funding assisted their
club. This update is due August 31st of the following year.
Lets give a congrats to the target shooting animals listed below!!
250,000 (combined) and 75,000 Doubles
100,000 Combined (plus)
For those that have not heard
FTA Hall of Fame
Another congratulations are in order for our newest inductees into the Florida Trap Shooters Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to Diane Foster and John Farina!! Well Deserved!
The Florida Trap Shooters Association is an organization that all Florida shooters are a part of. The organization in one form or another has been around for over a hundred years. Members please learn about the workings of the organization and your local gun clubs. Please read the by-laws (found at floridatrap.com/fta-by-laws) . Ask ex officers for a rundown on how the business works. You may be called upon to serve or have Ideas to better the FTA. Don’t be shy.