Happy “all most” New Year Everyone, I wanted to take this opportunity to pass on some information.
As you know membership is now open to everyone. We currently have openings in all of our disciplines however some are just about full. If you’ve delayed in getting your paperwork in, I suggest you take care of it now. On January 20th we are hosting a new/perspective member Informational Meeting where I’m hoping that we will finalize our 2016 roster
The World Shooting Complex, home of the SCTP/SPP Nationals, in Sparta remains closed and the Illinois budget has yet to be finalized. That means, as of today, there is no set date or location for the 2016 SCTP/SPP Nationals. I know some of you were planning to attend and trying to get a room at the Holiday Inn Express in Sparta however given the current situation that may not be a good idea. As soon as I hear any new news I will pass it on.
With the New Year comes a bunch of opportunities. What I know is listed below.
New Years Day Trap – Glen Rock will be open New Year’s Day from noon-2pm for anyone who would like to shoot. Bird prices the same as 2015. Reduced rate for what we have left of “pick up” birds.
New Years Day Block/Turkey Shoot – Jefferson Sportsmen will be hosting a New Years Day block/turkey shoot. Festivities begin shortly before noon. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring your 12ga. and have some fun. http://jeffersonsportsmen.org/calendar/calendar.asp
Central Pennsylvania Sporting Clays League – This is both a scratch and handicap league. It is held during the slow winter months in PA. The league travels between 5 different clubs. Shoot 50 targets each week for 10 weeks (Twice at each club). The first shoot is scheduled for January 10 at Hummelstown. For more information visit http://www.steelstown.org/CPTSCL/
Central Pennsylvania Skeet League – Eight shoot 100 target Winter Skeet League that runs from January to April. The league travels between 3 different clubs. Shoot 100 targets every other week. For more information visit http://www.yorkadams.org/york-adams-trap-and-skeet-yats-home
York and Adams Winter League – Eight shoot 50 target Saturday league that runs December to April. For more information visit http://www.yorkadams.org/york-adams-trap-and-skeet-yats-home
Loch Raven Winter Skeet League – Eight shoot 50 target Sunday league that runs November to February. For more information visit http://www.lochravenskeettrap.com/
The 2016 AIM All State Teams were recently posted on the ATA website. Mason-Dixon is honored to have 5 shooters placed on those teams!!!!
- In Maryland’s Junior Division
- Tori Mann with a 91.20%
- In Pennsylvania’s Pre-Sub Division
- Robbie Carpenter with a 69.00%
- In Pennsylvania’s Sub-Junior Division
- Nathan Metzger with a 94.56% (Team Captain)
- Dawson Sterner with a 93.33%
- In Pennsylvania’s Junior Gold Division
- Mark Beardsley with a 95.33%
We are VERY proud of the accomplishments of these fine young athletes!