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500 bird marathons

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, May 10, 2009.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Can gun club throw 500 bird marathons on any of their registered shoot dates?
    Even though not advertised, and some shooters want to shoot a 500 bird marathon whether it be 16s or Hdcp.

    Lets say they are holding a registered shoot on a Sunday 100 16s, 100 hdcp, and
    50 pr Doubles, and a group of shooters because the weather is very good on that day want to shoot 500 targets of any of the 16s, hdcp, doubles. They need to get some targets in for the Grand and cold and rainy, and poor weather conditions have prevented them from shooting targets previously in the year.

    This helps clubs throw targets and make them and the ATA more money, can this be done by the club manager w/o notifying ATA. I noticed several gun clubs have almost all their shoots listed as 500 targets.

    Or does the club just advertise all their shoots are 500 bird shoots and shooters can shoot 100-200-300-400-500 their choice?

    Neil Winston for response
    Gary Bryant
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  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Gary, maybe I am not fully understanding the question, but how would this make "the ATA more money."
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    ATA gets fees for every 100 targets shot
     
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    ATA gets fees for every 100 targets shot, I may have that wrong, but more tagrets thrown and club makes more money.
     
  5. Pocatello

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    ATA gets $2 per day per shooter, regardless of the number of targets the shooter shoots. Some State associations, such as Utah, also set their fees on a daily basis (Utah - $3 per shooter per day). Others, such as Idaho, charge by the target (Idaho - $0.01 per target, so $1 per 100). When the Big 50 first started sometimes fees were waived, but the Big 50 was spectacularly unsuccessful around these parts, so I cannot tell you whether the waiver still applies.
     
  6. trapshootin hippie

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    FlaLagarto, I was wondering the same thing. Look up the name on the ATA site. Ya might be in for a shock.
     
  7. phirel

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    Gary- On your first question, the ATA approves dates for a registered shoot. The club decides what program can be shot on that date. That means the club can certainly add 500 doubles or singles to any program. Five hundred handicap can also be added, but only 200 will count toward a reduction. All will count toward minimum required targets for other shoots.

    Because of the target year change, many shooters will find themselves lacking minimum targets this year.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. mkstephen

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    2009 ATA Rule Book;


    Rule III, C, 6 (page 11);


    6. Additional events (not included in the official program) may be held and
    the scores registered provided that shooters have been notified of such
    events by shoot management, that the event is announced and posted,
    and that at least three (3) participants shoot and complete the event.
    (see Rule IV, A., 2., c.)
     
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