Mason-Dixon Clay Busters 2013 PA State AIM and SCTP Trap Shoot Info

Due to bunch of no shows, most without any notice, we had a difficult time putting the squad together last week so for the reminder of the year we need everyone to show up at 6pm. We’ll squad up who we have and send the first squad out at 6:10. IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO PRACTICE PLEASE CONTACT ME SO WE KNOW NOT TO LOOK FOR YOU.

Also, below is a correction to my previous email. College shooters ARE eligible to participate in the June 9th shoot.

Mason-Dixon Clay Busters 2013 PA State AIM and SCTP Trap Shoot Info

What and When: The Mason-Dixon will be participating in two State Trap Championships this year. Both events take place during the Colonial Classic. The Colonial Classic is just a big ATA trap shoot held once a year. The Event is not just for youth teams, there will be lots adults participating in the Colonial Classic part as well.

  • The first youth event, the PA AIM State Championship, will be held during the Colonial Classic on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The AIM championship is both a team and individual event. Awards will be given out in five age categories, Pre-Sub – Age 11 and Under, Sub-Junior – Age 12-14, Junior – Age 15-18, and Seniors – Age 19-23.
  • The second youth event, PA SCTP State Championship, will be held during the Colonial Classic on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The SCTP championship is a team/squad event. Awards will be given out in six categories based on grade, Rookie – Grades 5 and below, Intermediate Entry Level – Grades 6-8, Intermediate Advanced – Grades 6-8, Senior Junior Varsity – Grades 9-12, Senior Varsity – Grades 9-12, and College Division.

Where: Pennsylvania State Sportsmen’s Association Homegrounds, 405 Monastery Road, Elysburg PA 17824. When you arrive look for the Mason-Dixon banner and our canopies in the parking lot.

Time: TBD..The overall shoot, the Colonial Classic, starts at 10:00 am on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday. The start times for our squads have yet to be determined and will be posted on our website ( no later than 10PM Friday June 7, 2013. I’m almost positive we will be shooting early both days so, until our squad time are determined, plan to arrive no later than 9:00 am on Saturday and 8:00 am on Sunday.

The Day of the Event: SIGN IN AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE. Shooters will be shooing on squads of 5. Squad will be assigned a squad number. Your squad number will tell you where and approximately when your squad will shoot. We will organize everyone from our canopy area where each squad will be assigned a Squad Coach. PAY ATTENTION TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO YOU BY YOUR SQUAD COACH. When it’s time, Squad Coaches will round up their squad and lead them to their starting trap house. Once at your starting trap house, you will shoot your first 25 targets, just like practice. When you’re done each 25 you grab your gear and head over to your next trap house. Once there you’ll have time to get a quick drink and grab your next box of ammo, then its back up to the line. You will do this at 4 consecutive trap houses for a total of 100 targets. Don’t rush, but please make every effort to keep things moving. If you arrive at a trap house before the squad in front has finished, please wait quietly not to disturb them. Parents I need your help with this.

When you’re done shooting head back over to our canopies and wait for further instructions. I need everyone to be available at a moment’s notice for the awards ceremony. They traditionally don’t give us a lot of warning. If you must leave the canopy area, please let someone know when you will be back and how you can be reached. Please don’t put the responsibility on me to hunt you down.

Additional Information: There will be a lot of people competing at these shoots, both kids and adults, so we need to try our best not to disturb the other competitors. That includes no yelling or loud talking near or around the trap fields and ABSOLUTELY NO HORSEPLAY WHILE AT THE RANGE! It’s best to move away from the trap field as quickly as possible after you are done shooting. This was a problem a few years ago and the coaches were told to make sure it doesn’t happen again.


Once the day begins, please do not stray away from our group until we are done with the awards. If you must leave the group please make sure you inform a coach and provide them with a way for you to be reached. Remember this is your day. Make the most of it. Think only positive thoughts and most of all, be safe, have fun and shoot well.

Practice:  The practice traps are located on the lower area. Cost is $4.00 per person for 25 targets. They take cash or check. It’s first come first serve.  I believe they open one hour before the shoot starts but get there early as they get crowed fast. It is very difficult to fit in a practice round before these early events. If you do try please sign in and let your Squad Coach know when you will be back and how you can be reached.

Knoebels: After the shoot and awards on Saturday everyone is invited to join us for a picnic and cookout.  Mike and Mary Ellen Barry have taken the lead on this so please contact for more information including how you can help. The more help we have with this, the more relaxing and enjoyable it is for everyone.

Things to remember: This is meant to be fun for the kids, the parents, & everyone involved. Let’s all try and remember that. Good sportsmanship is a MUST! If there is a problem, look me up. We will try and solve it. I have my cell phone with me at all times 443-463-1667. ATA, AIM & SCTP rules apply to all shooters & spectators. Ear & eye protection are mandatory.