Please note that starting in 2017, the annual fee for member clubs increased to $20 per year.
Calendar of Shooting Events for 2019
There was a meeting at the Campbellsport Gun Club on Thursday, January 17, 2019 to review the Calendar list and discuss options for the 2019 donation to a youth event / program. Thank you to those who participated. See the News page for additional information.
I would appreciate any additional information for clubs that have not yet provided information about their shoots.
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News and Announcement
The web calendar and the paper copy have been updated with the information I have received. I still need to update some of the league and open times, so I will be updating those in the near future. Thanks for your patience.
2019 Calendar Meeting Update
The 2019 meeting for the Shoot Calendar was held on Thursday January 17, 2019. There were about a dozen people in attendance. As the member clubs will recall, we raised the annual fee to $20 in 2017. The purpose of the increase was to provide us with additional funds that could be used to support youth shooting opportunities. One of the agenda items for the January 17 meeting was to review some options for donation. We decided to provide funds to two youth opportunities.
Chilton High School Conservation Club-Trap Team: The proposal was presented by Nicole Gates, Trap Coach. Chilton High School is excited to have a trap team for the 2018-2019 school year, participating in the USA High School Clay Target League. The team will shoot at Winnebago Eastshore Conservation Club. Competition will be digital. The members of the East Wisconsin Shotgun Sports website in attendance at the meeting agreed to present a check for $500 to the team.
Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation: Jeff Wicklund from the Ridge Runners club provided a tri-fold brochure and a Newsletter which presented information about the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation. The club is holding a benefit shoot on June 15, 2019. All proceeds will be given to the Hunt of a lifetime foundation. It was quickly apparent to Webmaster Niel Schueller that this was the type of organization that should be considered for a donation from the website proceeds. He proposed that a $500 donation be given to the foundation, and the rest of the membership concurred. It should be noted that the visitors to this site can also help by shooting at the Ridge Runners event on June 15, or by considering a donation to the foundation. The foundation is also looking for youth referrals to be considered for participation. Information can be found in the tri-fold brochure or at www.huntofalifetime.org.
Many of us are hunters as well as trap shooters. When should we start taking our children or grandchildren along with us? Check out the links page for an interesting article under Miscellaneous Links titled : Young Hunters: When to get children started.
Colleges with Trap and Skeet Programs
If you enjoy trap or skeet shooting, are in high school, and you're planning to attend college, you might want to consider schools that have strong trap and skeet programs. Attached is a list that could help get you connected with a college that can provide the major you are looking for and competitive shotgun shooting opportunities.
Shooting event to support Cancer Research
I was given some information about an organization called Gunning For Hope. The web site is GunningForHope.org. Check out the organization and consider supporting them.
Thanks to all who support "Cause Shoots".
We are all faced with challenges in our lives, but some take the form of serious health issues such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Many fellow shooters are directly affected by these diseases, and other shooters rally to support them with fund raisers in the form of "Cause Shoots", such as the cancer shoots at Berlin and Hartford and the juvenile diabetes shoot at Eastshore. I personally want to thank all of you who support these wonderful causes.
REMEMBER: INTRODUCE SOMEONE TO SHOOTING. IT'S THE FUTURE OF THE SPORT