NHCTA NEW HAMPSHIRE CLAY TARGET ASSOCIATION
We are saddened to hear news that Forrest "Frosty" Cushing passed away yesterday. Our sympathies go out to his wife Gennie, his family, and friends.
We will post information on arrangements once we know them.
I've just returned from the Southern Grand with some sad news. John Chick passed away on the trap field. If there's a silver lining, he was doing what he loved. Personally, I can tell you it was very strange to hear an announcement about a shooter needing medical assistance. It was especially sad to find out it was a fellow shooter from New Hampshire.
Unfortunately, John and his wife Anna just recently lost their son to cancer - their second child in less than a year. It has been a tough time for their family, so the NHCTA would like to extend our deepest condolences to the entire Chick family.
We would also like to remember Ken Firman and Wayne Wheelock, who both passed away within the past year. Our thoughts are with their respective families and friends as well.
Looking positively to the future, the 2016 season is here, and winter is somewhat behind us. We all know that it could snow at ANY time, but hopefully Spring is just around the corner!
A few of us traveled from New England to shoot at the Southern Grand at the Silver Dollar - and some of us actually struck gold. Congratulations to Mike Capozzi for winning a trophy in one of the preliminary handicap events with a very respectable 96. Peter Eaton also came out with a trophy in one of the doubles events in Class D with a 94. Nice shooting, guys!
Again, this year I saw an increase in shooters from New England, which was great to see. The Florida State Shoot is this coming weekend, and I'm sure we'll have many more trophies headed back to New England after that event.
The infamous Jimmy Giarrusso, who shot a 92 in the handicap championship event and placing 4th in the non-resident category last year, will be trying to repeat. Good luck, Jimmy!
There will be other satellite grands if you feel like traveling out of New England this season. If you decide to stay local, there are plenty of clubs throwing ATA registered targets to keep us occupied and doing what we love.
Just a reminder, the requirements for the state team are posted on the website. Also, the 2016 New Hampshire State Shoot will be held at Minute Man Sportsman's Club July 8-10. Mark your calendars for another great shoot, and a few more gun raffles!
I'd like to wish you all a happy and safe new year, and a very successful shooting season.
Take care, shoot often, and see you ALL on the trap field.
Felipe Garcia, NHCTA President
Program added to the "Upcoming Shoots" page for the Pemigewasset Valley Fish & Game Club shoot on 4/16.
Photos from the Florida State Shoot added to the "Photos" page.
Photos from the Southern Grand added to the "Photos" page.
Items added to the "For Sale" page.
Our sympathies go out to John Chick's family. on his sudden passing. John passed away on Friday, March 11th doing what he loved - competing at the Southern Grand.
Visiting hours will be held in in Somersworth this coming Friday. For information regarding arrangements, CLICK HERE.