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9/19/2014 - CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Steve Grady, Felipe Garcia, Jim Giarrusso & Samy Singh on their performances at the Northeastern Grand American.


9/17/2014 - MESSAGE FROM FELIPE GARCIA

Hello Shooters,

The 2015 target year us upon us!  Just a reminder that there are a few upcoming registered shoots before winter settles in, so please remember to support the clubs that are hosting these shoots.  Check out the "Upcoming Shoots" page for a listing.

National Trapshooting Day is coming up on October 12th, and our friends at the Woburn Sportsmen’s Association in Massachusetts are holding their second annual “Take Aim at Cancer” shoot on October 5th. 

The Northeastern Grand American, which was held at the NYSATA Home Grounds in Cicero, NY wrapped up this past weekend.  I can tell you that it was a bit wet at times and the wind was unkind, but a few of our New Hampshire shooters managed to overcome the conditions and earn a few trophies. They must have hunted ducks in the past.  I myself snagged a trophy, as did Steve Grady, and I’m sure a few more from New Hampshire did too.

In recent months, Mike Blaisdell has been shooting up a storm, and our friend Ron Sevigny shot his first hundred straight in singles at the Cardinal Classic in Ohio last month.  Congratulations Ron - we know there will be more to come!

Remember , our state association meeting will be held on the first Friday of December.  We invite all New Hampshire shooters to attend. The location and time have not been nailed down yet, but please keep an eye on the website (www.nhtrap.org) for the time and place.  If we have an email address for you, we will send a notification by this method too.

If you can’t make the meeting and you have a concern, question or idea, please reach out to me or any other member of the NHCTA Executive Committee – Dan Madden, Dean Adams, Phil Wright, Jim Giarrusso, Jason Green or Steve Szczechura.  If you don't have their contact information, you can contact them through the "Contact Us" page of the NHCTA website.  Remember we’re are all in this together, so please contribute – your opinions matter!

With the summer officially winding down, and the end of the shooting season approaching in the northeast, some of you will be flying south for the winter to enjoy the southern weather and sneak in a few targets.  Many of us will be staying in New Hampshire for some hunting and ice fishing, while some of us will travel to a few satellite grands.

Before closing, I would to quickly mention Howie Patch, who passed away in Florida during the VermontState shoot.  Howie was a friend and squad mate of Peter Tomani, Mike Sherry & Bob Scott. Our condolences go out to his wife and family.

I hope that you all had a blast this season. Have a great holiday season and be safe in your travels. Take care and shoot often. See you ALL on the trap field.

Yours Truly,

Felipe Garcia, NHCTA President