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PHOTOs - 2013 NJ State Shoot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Terribletwins, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Terribletwins

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    2013 NJ State shoot photos. Main Gallery is here...http://TerribleTwins.zenfolio.com/p772941777

    Any questions, comments pm me Thanks.


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    one of my favourites

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    the best shot of the weekend

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    another one of my favourites


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    the winner!!!

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    Great pictures.. Really enjoyed them. Thank you. I am at best an amateur photographer. I have tried to catch some shots like that, but so far have not been able to accomplish it.

    Ross Randall
     
  4. dale58

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    Very nice photos, thanks for posting them. Dale
     
  5. ljutic73

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    Some very cool photos indeed.....especially love the one with the smoke-wad-shot and target about to die....and the hulls ejecting!....would you mind sharing your camera/settings info? I'm trying to improve my camera skills especially when covering trap shoots.

    Ron Burr
     
  6. NJFlyer

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    Great pictures David as always.
    Thanks Ken Hassis
     
  7. joneseboy

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    The photo with the older gentleman who has his gun mounted like a bozooka is intresting
     
  8. Terribletwins

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    More of the "Bazooka"...The gentlemen is Gene Solomon.
     
  9. joneseboy

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    What kind of scores does Mr. Gene Solomon usually score with his mount? I can see how this would work.
     
  10. Dougbbbb

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    A little about Gene Salomon


    This month we’ll be honoring and highlighting our second 2013 Hall of Fame inductee, Eugene (Gene) Salomon. It’s been a pleasure knowing and shooting with Gene for the last 45 years.

    Gene was born in Moonachie in 1936. At the age of two, his parents moved to Yellow Brook Road in Farmingdale. Gene still resides in the family homestead. Back in the day it was a working farm with chickens, corn and various vegetables. Growing up on the farm with his brother Hans, Gene was very familiar with all the mechanics of the tractors and associated machinery. He attended Howell Township public school and graduated from Freehold High School.

    While growing up, Gene soon was out hunting with his brother and dad. In order to get proficient with the shotgun, he and his friends were buying clay pigeons from the local sport shop. With the aid of a hand thrower, they were easily breaking targets. Gene told me that because of the cost of components—targets and cash being a scarce commodity—he and his friends would reload a box of shells and shoot 12 shells on one Saturday and the remaining 13 the next Saturday.

    In 1954, when he was 18, Gene’s wishes and those of his hunting and shooting friends led to the establishment of the Farmingdale GC on some vacant land, where now resides the Eagles Golf Course on Cranberry Road in Farmingdale. Back in those days, you just went out and did things and basically “squatted” on the land. A traphouse was erected, and people came and enjoyed trapshooting. The club prospered, and eventually three traps were erected.

    After graduating high school, Gene started working for a local non-union excavator. He was able to get into Local #825 of the Operating Engineers and was soon traveling for work up and down the coast of New Jersey, working in five counties of New York State, New York City, Maryland and Connecticut.

    During the establishment and growth of Farmingdale GC at the old location, Gene was buying all his components and targets from the sport shop in town. He was told of a fellow in Vineland, Lou Pagliughi, the father of Bob Pugliughi, who eventually established Robert’s Shell and at one time was the biggest supplier of targets, ammo and components in the state. Anyway, Gene started buying components, shells, guns and targets at wholesale prices and then started his own business working out of a garage behind his house. In 1966 burglars broke in, stole some guns, and started a fire, which destroyed the entire wooden structure. Gene was able to rebuild, and a larger cement block structure was erected.

    In 1967 Gene married his late wife Jenny; they had two children, Eugene Jr. and daughter Hope. When they became old enough, the two worked, with Junior setting targets and Hope pulling. Hope still helps her dad, pulling during registered shoots.

    In 1968 Gene relocated the three traps to family-owned property, and the Howell TC was established. Besides running the trap club, working as an operating engineer, and running the store, Gene made deliveries throughout the state with his red Ford pickup with a tarp covering all the supplies. Some of his clients were Roger Taylor up in Smoke Rise, North Jersey GC in Fairfield, the Winchester range in Englishtown, Grouse Ridge out past Clinton and Pam Olsen’s, Old Mill in Secaucus.

    Gene’s first registered targets were at the Westy Hogans on the Asbury Park boardwalk. It was a 50-target event on Friday, a preliminary day back then, and he was squadded with Toots Tindall, one of the Garden State’s premier lady shooters of the day. Gene was shooting a Remington Model 58 automatic with a cylinder choke. He broke 42x50. What Gene was impressed most by was the way Toots was smashing her targets with her Winchester Model 12.

    Gene’s first trip to the Grand American in Vandalia, Ohio, was in 1965. He broke 195 on Monday of Grand Week, and in Wednesday’s Clay Target Championship, he broke 198 and was tied for third place in Class B. Gene returned in 1966 with his shooting buddy Hans Barkalow. He broke 98 in one of the handicaps. Not knowing what was high, he and Hans were heading out to dinner when he heard his name being called for shootoff. This time Gene was victorious and secured third place. Back then Federal gave out a six- to eight-inch oval patch with your name and score during the event you won. Gene put the patch on his shooting vest, which was lost in the fire at his business.

    At the Grand in 2004, Gene shot a 199 in the White Flyer Championships and secured third place after a 100-target shootoff. In 2007 he again broke 199 to win Class B after a 25-bird shootoff. In 2009 he won senior vet with 98 in one of the handicaps, and at the 2011 Ohio State Shoot in Marengo, he won a senior vet trophy in each of the two handicap events that day.

    Gene won a class singles trophy at the New York Athletic Club shoot at Travers Island, and he has earned trophies in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. At this writing, he has registered 116,925 singles, 74,875 handicap and 38,950 doubles targets.
     
  11. joneseboy

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    Thanks Joe for the great story. To me he sound slike a great Hall of Famer
     
  12. Terribletwins

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    Don't know about his scores, but he hits a lot more than he misses when I'm watching him!!!
     
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    Really nice shots!
    What speed shutter?
    Art
     
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    Great story Doug. For those who know him there is a lot more to enjoy! Great pics too! I finally got in a photo at the state shoot. It must have been the orange sneakers.
    Mike V
     
  16. Dougbbbb

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    Mike

    Joe Sissano wrote that for trap n field
     
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    Great pics and a great history about Gene!
     
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    Great photos and a great story!
     
  19. NJFlyer

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    David took the photo of Kay that's on the cover of TrapShootingUSA September 2012.