What a year for shooting…
The La Roue du Roy, as always, presented first class shoots that were enjoyed by all.   The sporting clays shoots are must attend events.   The FITASC targets are world class.  The NSSA skeet shoot saw a nice turnout.   The key system installed on the skeet fields is the future. Grab a key with X amount of rounds programmed, shoot the targets you want, and pay when you depart.  As I understand it, the goal is to install some type of target counting system on the sporting clays course set up along the entrance road.

The Montreal Skeet Club hosted the very successful Canadian International Skeet Championships and received rave reviews by visiting shooters.  The club also was the host club for the QPTA Quebec Cup and it ran like clockwork.  The annual QPTA Good Friday trap shoot was a must attend event.  The clubs annual ham shoot saw over 90 shooters in attendance.  The word is that NSSA skeet will return to the club in 2007, with a number of one day “target only” shoots planned.

Club de tir Josée keeps going, just like the Eveready Energizer Bunny.  A first time visit by my wife to take part in one of the clubs sporting clays fun shoots, saw her having a great time.  She already has the shoot on her 2007 calendar.

Club L’Acadie is becoming the shooting center of Quebec with four days a week shooting in the warm weather months.  The club offered registered NSCA 5-stand targets this past spring.  The club also held a number of Olympic Bunker shoots.  The Championnat Provincial was hosted by the club and I won my class for non-resident in the 200 target 16-yard event.  This club maybe the only club opened on Christmas, in all of Canada.

The Granby club came out of hibernation this year and its fun shoots built around the 5-stand were very successful.  The shoots, aimed at hunters and were well received.  Hopefully, Pat Picard will give me a heads up on his plans for 2007 and I can fit one of his shoots into my calendar.

As always, Club Beauséjour & Valcartier put on great shoots.  The sporting clay events are enjoyed by all.

Club Valleyfield built a 5-stand and also held the most successful NSSA skeet shoot in the history of the club.  The clubs open house was so successful that two are planned for 2007.  The QPTA trap shoots were well attended.  The club has only been open on weekdays during the warm weather months, but an effort to offer shooting on either Saturday or Sunday in 2007 is being seriously considered.

And, how was your year?

Posted By: Joe Potosky

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