Signup for April 28th Trap Shoot

Our first competitive event of the year is fast approaching. We have been invited, by the Mt. Airy Sharpshooters (a Maryland SCTP team), to participate in their 100 Target Trap Shoot. The shoot will take place on Saturday April 28th at the Mt Airy Maryland Chapter Izaak Walton League of America, the Sharpshooters’ home range.

Yes, scores will be tallied and awards will be presented to the top squads but this is going be a very low key, low pressure event, suitable for everyone – even our first year team members.

Our returning team members should already know how these events work, but for all of our first year participants the day will go something like this.

Based on the number of participants Mason-Dixon has attending, I will group shooters with similar abilities into squads of 5. Participants will be shooting in these squad for the entire day.

The morning of the shoot we will meet at the range at 8:30AM. DON’T BE LATE! We begin shooting at 9AM  Make sure you have eaten a good healthy breakfast. The first thing you’ll need to do when you arrive is find Mrs. Marcia and sign-in! I need to know who is at the range and the best way for me to do that is for me to check the sign-in sheet. If you forget to sign-in you may miss your opportunity to participate.

When you’re done signing-in you will need to get your gear together. Below is a list of what you’ll need and what you are responsible for bringing with you to the shoot.

  • Gun (if you’re using a club gun you’ll need to let me know so I can bring it)
  • Range Bag
    • Ear protection
    • Eye protection
    • Shooting vest or pouch
    • 5 boxes of ammunition (125 shells)
    • Chokes and Choke tool (if gun is equipped with changeable chokes)
    • Towel
    • Ball cap
    • Sun screen
    • Water bottle
    • Extra parts
    • Gun oil or lube
    • Multi-use tool
    • Rag
  • Folding Chair
  • Healthy Snacks (lunch will be available to purchase)

Each squad will be assigned a number. This number will determine your approximate start time in addition to your starting trap house. Depending on the shoot, you will either shoot 25 or 50 targets at each trap house. When you have finished with a trap house you will need to move to the next, until you have completed the round (100 targets).

When you have finished your round you should wipe down you gun and put away all your equipment. After taking care of your gear you should try to find any teammate who are still shooting and support them. When everyone is done shooting we will gather as a group for the awards.

It is very important that you support your teammates and stay for the awards. When the awards are complete make sure to congratulate the winners but don’t forget to let everyone know what a good job they did.

Lastly, I just want to make it very clear…. This will be a low key and low pressure event. Coaches will be there with you if you need help. Yes, this is a competition, and yes there will be awards, however, this is a learning experience and an opportunity for you to see what our competitions are like and what you can expect as our season moves forward.

I’ve tried to spell things out as best I could but if you still have questions just let me know.

Just to summarize:

  • 100 – 16 yard trap targets
  • Saturday April 28, 2012
  • Mt Airy Maryland Chapter Izaak Walton League of America
  • First squads go out at 9:00 AM
  • Cost will be $10 per shooter , BYOA (Bring Your Own Ammo)
  • Kitchen will be open and selling breakfast and lunch items
  • 1st place awards for the following squads
    • Rookie Division
    • Int Entry Division
    • Int Adv Division
    • JV Division
    • Varsity Division
  • We will have a Signup Sheet at our next practice…or email me and I can add you to the list