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2008 Shoot Attendance?

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  1. SI

    SI TS Member

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    At our local trap club meeting last night the main topic of conversations was in trying to plan for our shoots next year. What do the rest of you think the impact of $46.00 shot and $3.20gas will be on attendance? I know for one that the amount of shooting I do will significantly decrease primarily due to the price of shot. I got back into trap shooting in 2003 for recreation and have really enjoyed it and attending some of the major shoots but the price of shot takes allot of the enjoyment out of this so guess I will just do more fishing next year.

    Dan
     
  2. 320090T

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    The buzz around our club is that most will continue to shoot but pick their shoots more carefully. They also indicated that practice is going to be cut back, or quit, and many are going to 1oz or less loads. Most of our guys are buying home shot or reclaimed and using it on 16's and first shot of doubles to save money.
     
  3. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    And also don,t close you gun untill it,s your turn
     
  4. HHS

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    Will cut back about 100 rounds a week in practice but hope to attend more registered shoots. I have the wife shooting now so it's easier to attend a two or three day event. Each year I try and shoot 1500 - 2000 more registered birds over the previous years total so this years I'm aiming for 10,000.
    It will all come down to dollars though, if I have them I'll go, if not I'll stay home.
     
  5. phirel

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    Dan- The cost of shooting will probably have a negative impact on the number or registered birds your club throws. My guess would be something like 5-8%. But, the weather conditions on the days that shoots are scheduled will have a greater impact. Heavy rain on one or two scheduled dates will have a greater impact than the cost of gasoline.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. KEYBEAR

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    zar And your still talking out your rear
     
  7. KEYBEAR

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    That is because your offer is silly when all you need to do is post the rule . Why would you need anyone to help you post a rule ??
     
  8. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    and What Rule are we speaking of??

    Curt - Delaware
     
  9. KEYBEAR

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    zar I guess we now have the last word .
     
  10. ronbo142

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    I don't practie much right now and actually prefer just going to a registed shoot one a month or so.

    My plan is to have a 1000 handicap, singles and doubles before the grand then shoot maybe 6 - 8 events at the grand.

    Other shooting would be 4 skeet shoots, and maybe a 3 - 4 sporting clays that would give me a total of about 6000 targets this year if I budget approprately.

    Ronbo
     
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