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Best Shoots to Attend

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  1. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

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    After 20+ years of not shooting ATA events would like to give it a try again. I live in Dubuque IA and would like to keep the drive reasonable any suggestions ? Number of shooters who attend ? Whats your favorite and why ?
     
  2. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Missouri Fall Handicap.

    For all the right reasons:

    Great targets

    Great Management

    Friendly People

    Great Location (Lake of the Ozarks)

    Lots of prizes, added money and option money given back to shooters

    milt
     
  3. TjayE

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    Support you local clubs.
     
  4. V10

    V10 Well-Known Member

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    After shooting some local shoots, you should consider:

    Iowa State Shoot

    Wisconsin State Shoot

    Minnesota State Shoot

    Illinois State Shoot

    Missouri State Shoot

    Central Zone Shoot

    Grand American

    Heartland Grand
     
  5. Sky Buster

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    Iowa State Shoot
    Missouri State Shoot
    Missouri Fall handicap
     
  6. plaw

    plaw Active Member

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    After many yrs. of shooting and going to some big shoots,I like shooting at my local clubs and comming home sleeping in my own bed. I still like the Ohio st. and going to the Grand.
     
  7. Allen-MX8

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    Bosco's Gun Club at Lancaster Missouri. That's just south of the Iowa/Missouri border. I haven't looked at where Dubuque is located in relation to Lancaster, MO.

    Bosco runs a good shoot and has excellent food. He shoots every Saturday and I think his first registered shoot for this year will be April 28th.

    Allen
     
  8. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Ohio's 3 shoots are big (some of the biggest) and well run. Hard to beat 50 plus acres of campers and easy access to the trap fields with shopping, rooms, dining, and entertainment minutes away.

    Check Cardinal Campground on the web.
     
  9. Adam54

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    I love the southern grand although about a 12 hour drive i try to go if possible and absolutely go to the Grand American facilities are awesome.
     
  10. Martinpicker

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    I agree 100% with mette56, the Missouri Fall Handicap is wonderful. I would add the Grand, because it is the Grand! Martinpicker
     
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    Nice and sunny here today.
     
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    Alamogordo, NM
     
  13. trapper71

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    Remington Man,

    I'm not sure what you consider close but the Owatonna Gun Club in Hope MN is

    about 250 miles from you and we will holding our 16th Annual Cabela shoot

    June 6th,7th,8th and 9th. We have added a extra day this year and have avg 150

    participants per day in the past. Send me your email address and I will send a

    program when they are printed. We have limited camping on site and local

    motels in Owatonna about 10 miles away. Along with the shoot we have shooters

    supper on Saturday night free to the shooters and in the past have had Cabela's

    offer employee discount the days of the shoot with ATA hard card. Cabela store

    about 13 miles north of club.

    Jay Neitzell
     
  14. OldBT

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    Hog Heaven, White Pine Tennessee; April 16-20-13
    Georgia State Shoot, South River Gun Club, Newton County, Georgia; May 2-5-13
    Best people on earth. (Sorry about the rest of you folks.)
    Martin Henderson
     
  15. Bigbird

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    Hey Rem, Clinton County Sportsman's club in Dewitt, Ia is a very nice place to shoot, website is http//www.ccsportsman.com. Otter Creek in Cedar Rapids has many popular shoots, www.ottercreeksc.com. Cedar Falls gun club @ www.cedarfallsgunclub.com, Stockdale Gun Club at Ackley, Ia @ www.stockdalegunclub.com. These clubs host weekend events consisting of State zone shoots, The Iowa state shoot, The Heartland satellite Grand American & many other well run & attended ATA events. Check out their websites. Several Dubuque shooters attend these clubs.
     
  16. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted to go the Alaska state shoot. Other than that, the Southern Grand at the Silver Dollar, or maybe the Cardinal Center. Of course the Grand in Sparta is on my list.
     
  17. cubancigar2000

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    Vandalia will live in my heart forever but Mason Michigan runs a close second
     
  18. 1oldtimer

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    What Setterman said.
    Clyde
     
  19. hunter44

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    Any of the many shoots at KCTA, Smithville, MO, The Iowa State Shoot, The MO State shoot & the MO Fall Handicap, & of course the best of all is the Grand at Sparta.
     
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    The June shoot @ Vernal is a great time also, they roll out the red carpet there for shooters. We have also shot at Owatonna, great place and great people. Scott
     
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