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Beware - PITA Series Clear Creek Trap Club

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ffwildcat, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. ffwildcat

    ffwildcat TS Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    For all of you planning to attend the PITA Series shoot at Clear Creek Trap Club in Corning on April 7/8.........BEWARE.

    2 traps

    No facilities

    No toilets (unless porta potties are your cup of tea)

    No water

    The worst microphones I've ever used.

    So far the Series shoots have been very well attended. The last shoot this past weekend at Auburn was excellent, 17 squads on sunday and I'm told that saturday was even bigger.

    How in the world they will stage the event at Clear Creek is beyond me, but I won't be attending so not my problem.

    I appreciate that the club is building their facility out and in time it may prove to be a jewel but right now as far as this shooter is concerned the facilities cannot handle a shoot of this magnitude. I shot there two weeks ago and it took 7 hours to get thru 9 squads for singles and handicap only.

    And they charged full price for juniors.

    Way to chase away the public.
  2. Klay_Buster

    Klay_Buster TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Better off coming to Nevada City's ATA Winter Chain. April 7-8
    Gold coin CGSTA buckle on Sunday. Tooled leather or silver awards for all other events, inc lady,jr,sjr and vet.
    We have three traps, indoor plumbing, a bar, green grass, and wonderful solid green targets against dark green trees. Lots of high scores. Usually about 25 shooters. Finish about 2PM each day.
    100 singles, 100 handicap, 100 doubles each day.
    Take hy 49 thru Grass Valley, turn right on Gold Flat rd, go one mile,turn right at the stop sign follow Gracie 1/2 mile. Club sign on left.
    Need more info, call 408-202-9798, Regards Dave
  3. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Redding, California
    I attended the very first shoot the Clear Creek Trap Club ever had last year. I agree that it is VERY primitive, and all the observations you made are correct. There were a lot of bugs to be worked out and things did not go as well as they could have gone. It was, after all, the first registered shoot these people had ever had, and none of those putting it together really had any idea as to what it takes to hold such an event. They just went ahead and did the best they could. That being said, I have to say that this club has the possibilites to become one of the premier clubs in California. The area is a natural for building a large club. The potential for a very long trap line is there, provided the club puts in a lot of money and a lot of work to make it happen. Being on an indian reservation will allow them to do a lot of things that a normal landowner would not even be able to get the permits for. The drive into the shooting area is nice, especially going by the lake on the way in. When we were there, they had lunches, water, ice cream, etc. available in the building by the hunting headquarters and the folks were very friendly. Almost every shooter there went into the Clear Creek Casino for dinner and some gambling, and the casino was fabulous. Great food, nice enviroment, and a great time. There are a lot of motels nearby so lodging is not a problem. I have to agree that this club absolutely cannot handle a large series shoot at this time. There is no way to get through that many squads, shooting a full series program, on just 2 traps, no matter how well it is organized. The lack of facilities alone will have a large impact on shooter turnout in the future. In my opinion, they should try to keep their shoots small, on an invitiational basis only, until such time as they have the facilities and equipment to handle the larger shoots. Trying to do too much now will just lead to negative feelings towards this club and give it a somewhat bad reputation which it surely does not deserve. All in all, it's a new club that needs all the support we can give it to help it grow and prosper. I hope that, now that you know what is there and what you need to do to make it more enjoyable to you to shoot there, you will give it another chance sometime in the near future........Dan Thome (Trap2)
  4. arms1938

    arms1938 TS Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    It seems a little crazy to put down a new trap club just getting started when we are losing clubs across the country.
    If we really support trap shooting then lets quite bitching about what they don't have and help them build a great club. It will only grow if we show up with a great attitude and a big smile.

    Mike Armstrong
  5. superxjeff

    superxjeff Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Well put Mike. Jeff Westlund
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