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Florida State Shoot--How's The Attendance????

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  1. Cray

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    I was there last year and the attendance was good. Looking at the live cam, it looks kinda quite in the club house. Cray
     
  2. oleolliedawg

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    Report I received today indicates 60 some squads in each event. I'm not there to verify!!
     
  3. Cray

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    Thank You! Cray
     
  4. primer

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    The shoot was down 22%.
     
  5. Pride Engineer

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    For the state shoot, you can request your bank when presquading. I have always got the bank I requested on the golf side. I really don't see alot of difference from one side or the other. They both have banks that can be difficult at times if the wind or sun doesn't cooperate.
     
  6. Cray

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    Thanks Again! Cray
     
  7. phirel

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    I have not measured this but I have been told by a few very knowledgeable All Americans that the traps on the golf side are set a little deeper in the trap houses. This will slightly increase the time between calling for the bird and seeing the bird. More importantly, this will result in the birds showing less face when it is in the air.

    Many clubs have a reputation for low scores and shooters do not understand why. The position of the machine in the house is an often unrecognized reason for some clubs throwing difficult targets. The rule book does not address where the machine should be located within the trap house. I like it as far forward as possible.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. Pride Engineer

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    The word today on attendance was they are down only about 2-4%. Considering the cost of fuel and shells, they were happy.
     
  9. snowbird

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    The last squad today was 102.

    Terry.
     
  10. phirel

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    Devilsadvocate- You will not be able to read more carefully something that is not written in the rule book. Sixteen yards is from point B, not from the trap.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. cmptrwz1

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    This years FL state shoot was a eye opener if it is a thing to come of future on how some clubs will have to think how to stay alive. Last years FL state shoot the 16 yard didn't get over to till 6:30 pm this years were over at 3:30 pm as you look at the score on the TV and noticed that 80% of the class were from out of town while the other 20% were local sure thay had 102 squards but thay all weren't full also the vendors took a beating out side of the gun repairs. I have to said from what I saw they were at lease 30% down from last year shoot with the high cost of shooting it's taking it's toll, as for Sat it was a good day.
     
  12. Neil Winston

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    Pat, why would those lower-starting birds "show less face?"

    Neil
     
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    Neil,

    Pat didn't mean they were lower. He meant that the machine was further back in the house(closer to the shooter). So when they are set for elevation with the 8' to 10' pole they will be slightly more edge on because they are further away from the pole. HMB
     
  14. phirel

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    HMB is correct. When I stated the traps were "deeper" in the trap house, I meant to convey that they were further back from the front. I now see that the word deeper may not have been the best term to use.

    A trap that is lower in the trap house or closer to the front of the house will throw targets that show more face. Traps set back in the house or high in the house will throw targets that show less face.

    Pat Ireland
     
  15. slide action

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    Actually from what I hear it was probably pretty good considering. The high fuel prices and rising cost of shooting(and just about everything else) will certainly take it's toll. The chain shoots were down considerably this year. Money is getting tighter for most folks. While there are some trap shooters who are "comforatable" in the income bracket, the majority of shooters are working class so it stands to reason, they will probably shoot less, especially when long distance travel is involved.
     
  16. Tatanka Donk

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    At the business meeting on Saturday night, it was reported that the target count was UP 2%. Thanks to all that attended. Don Kerce
     
  17. Setterman

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    If attendance was down, I'd hate to see what parking was like during normal attendance. I thought they did a great job. I shot both sides, and had my best and worst scores on the gulf side. Probably "operator error". Had a great time.
     
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