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Rhode Island Bound

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jerseyshooter, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. Jerseyshooter

    Jerseyshooter TS Member

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    I am moving to Rhode Island....any of you shoot trap their? Any info on the clubs? I will be in Cranston. I will miss NJ Trap club in Fairfield....a great club with great people! Thanks. RICH SNEAD
     
  2. Conn. Man

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    Rich,

    Instate you have two great clubs that throw registered targets.One is Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club which is in Harrisville R.I.Thats in the North West corner of the state.The other club is Narragansett Gun Club,it is located in West Greenwich.Thats in the South Western section.Two great places to shoot!!!!!!!

    Sandy Holehouse.
     
  3. Bob Hawkes

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    Rich, RI is so large that you will have access to plenty of good clubs in the New England area. Over to Hartford or up into Mass. We look forward to seeing you at Minute Man. Best wishes for your relocation, Bob
     
  4. Pocatello

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    Rhode Island is so large that it's total land area (<1100 square miles) is smaller than the county I live in (Bannock County, ID with 1147 square miles). Bannock County is one of the geographically smaller counties in Idaho, and has about 80,000 people in it.
     
  5. DTrykow

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    And if you want to shoot Sporting Clays once in awhile, Addieville East Farm is in RI and is the premier place to shoot Clays in New England. www.addieville.com Enjoy the lobsta!! Dave T.
     
  6. Model Number 12

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    Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club is a great place to shoot, and not far from Cranston(although everything is not far in Rhode Island), visit their website at
    wallumlakerodgun.com. They shoot trap on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Hope to see you there.
     
  7. ivanhoe

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    Pocatello, Larry so what is your point???? No one is making any detrimental comments about ID......LOL

    Bob Lawless
     
  8. Pocatello

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    Bob, the "RI is so large ... " statement just struck me as funny. I visited New England back in the early '80s, on my way to a conference at MIT. It was all very pretty, but small, and for the most part crowded. Idaho has wilderness areas bigger than Rhode Island - the Frank Church Wilderness is almost as large as Massachusetts. In talking to people from the east it seems to me that most have a different mindset about size and distance. Fifty miles is a long way to go for them. Last month my wife, son, daughter in law, and I drove to Las Vegas for a long weekend - over 600 miles one way. Next weekend my wife is going to drive to visit her dad in Portland - 650 miles one way. I've driven over 400 miles to Missoula for one day of trapshooting, and back that same evening. I've been there, and except for possibly Maine, New England is not large.
     
  9. ivanhoe

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    Larry my outlook on the size is it is relevant. If I wish to go somewhere I just hop in the vehicle and go. I don't worry about the distance but by the comments Mr. Hawkes is the one that seems to think RI is so large!!!!!!

    BTW way if you look at a map you will find that most of the states on the east coast aren't exactly what you call Big. If you are used to small states large one look huge and vice versa.

    It just strikes funny that a comment like that will draw a crack from somebody that lives in the larger Western states. The same type of comment from from the Westerner will pass with out notice from an Easterner.

    BTW Larry RI is north to south are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles. Now come on Larry that is huge!!!!!!!!!!!! All in fun. They also have some pretty good shooters in that little state.

    Bob Lawless
     
  10. perga1

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    New England may have small states but it has a Plethora of gun clubs. When I lived in MA I could drive to 7 different clubs in 1/2 hour or less. Here in FL the next closest club that throws trap targets is 1.5 hours away or more. How many clubs do you have in Idaho?
     
  11. Porcupine

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    In my section of central New England, there are over SEVENTY rod and gun clubs within a radius of about sixty miles, and that includes the fact that in much of New England, if you were to drive sixty miles due east, you'd be over five miles out in the Atlantic Ocean!

    LA in MA
     
  12. maka

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    I have question for Porccupine? I do me to be derragatory in any way!! Just curious, if as stated there are so many gun clubs thruought New England, then why; do you people have so many anti-gun Senators.
     
  13. Porcupine

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    Maka,

    An excellent question! The old yankees (who are rapidly disappearing) were live and let-live types. They liked being left alone and could take care of themselves, thank you. And up until the 1950's (more or less), we had mostly conservative, home-grown legislators who actually represented the People, relatively speaking. But now, the politics in New England is dominated by the urban big money interests, and they don't care about the People any more, unless they're minorities. Being 'progressive' is a Massachusetts tradition (to pick on my home state), but some of these politcos are absolute lunatics! It can be very depressing .......

    LA in MA (but I won't die in MA)
     
  14. Porcupine

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    Maka,

    To answer your question more directly and succinctly, politics is probably at its most corrupt in New England. Sad to admit ....

    LA in MA
     
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    Jerseyshooter

    I hope that the gunclubs and shooters in Rhode Island give you the same welcome that I got from the gunclubs and shooters in Indiana.

    Rich (from PA) in Indiana
     
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    It's all wasted talk, this is what counts, come to Wallum Lake the first time and shoot with me and your new friends for the bubble. My name is Dick Hewett and I run the Trap fields and presently, I am the clubs President. We are the largest club in the state with the lowest shooting fees of any other facility regardless of what New England state they talk about. Our facilty and people wish you well in Rhode Island. We hope to meet you soon. Dick H.
     
  17. Frank C

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    Maka, in case you didn't notice we have ONE LESS Anti Gun Senator now!!! And one more Pro gun in Scott Brown!
     
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    I was homeported at Davisville (Quonset) for 8 years when I was in the SEABEES. The folks were nice but I wasen't into trap at the time.

    ctreay
     
  19. Bob Hawkes

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    Pocatello, I'm glad you found the comment funny, I thought it was meant to be when I posted it. I know some people on this forum consider me a little mentally challenged, but I do remember that RI is the smallest State in the Union, I think. CRS, Bob
     
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    How far from Newport is Wallum Lake ? I was stationed at Goat Island and Melville back in 60-61 and finally made it back for 2 week long visits after 48 years and truely loved the area . Those days were before the Bridges were built and you had to take the ferry over to Jamestown and also to Goat Island . Much better than the drunken bar hopping days of yore . I didn`t take my trap guns when I visited but will the next time and will make it to the closest club while my wife is at the Casino spending the cash .
     
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