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Shoot ATA?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Oct 8, 2009.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    I'm interested in starting to shoot ATA registered targets. What are the benefits of shooting ATA targets? How do I go about becoming a member so that I can shoot at ATA shoots? Do I have to register to both the ATA and the state ATA?
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    If you pay your dues, you can bitch about the Handicap system.
     
  3. WoodsonEnt

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    Congrats on your beginning! The benefits of shooting ATA Registered Targets.....you get to compete, travel, and meet many nice people along the way. To become a member....you need to go to the ATA website (www.shootata.com). I believe there is a "Join" link there. If not, there is contact info so you can call them. Dues are $20.00 a year. You only have to be a member of the ATA to shoot registered targets.

    Matt Woodson
     
  4. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    buzzy,

    Whether you join or not, the bitching still falls on deaf ears.

    ss
     
  5. waverider

    waverider Well-Known Member

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    As an ATA member you can shoot registered targets at any club holding a registered shoot. If you do well it is nice to take home a trophy and/or cash.

    You can also join at the first registered shoot at your local club. Larger tournaments often have penalty yardage and classification if you do not have a minimum number of registered targets. So I suggest you start registering targets at your local club's weekly or monthly shoots.

    Some states do have a "must be a member of the state's association" clause to be eligible for trophies at the state shoot. Check at your local club or post what state you are in.
     
  6. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    I'm in NY.
     
  7. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Depends on who you ask but here's what I know:

    Desire for Competition

    A good way to chart your progress

    Meeting a lot of good folks

    Organization and Rules

    Personal Recognition

    You can compete on many Levels

    The only Sport that you have the opportunity to shoot against the Best of the Game.
     
  8. The Rock

    The Rock Active Member

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    Normally you can just show up at a club that is holding the shoot. They should have all the forms there. Pay your $20.00 and go shoot registered targets. Not sure how the NY state works but you do not need to join most state org.. Just pay the state fees for each day shot.

    So the first shoot will cost (in Ohio) $20.00 ATA membership fee, $2.00 a day ATA shoot fee, and $2.00 a day state fee, plus the cost of targets and services fees of the club.

    Now at the larger shoots bring a lot more if you want in on the pay offs.

    Rock

    Jim
     
  9. Ron Burdick

    Ron Burdick Active Member

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    Rich219,

    Come to Mt Morris Sportsman's Club this Sunday and we will get you signed up to start shooting ATA.

    We will start shooting about 9:00AM. You can get breakfast and lunch.

    You will start meeting some of the best people on this planet.

    Ron Burdick
     
  10. Rich219

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    Ron,

    If I wasn't already committed to have to be somewhere this Sunday I would definitely come down to Mt. Morris.
     
  11. jbifulco

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    Rich,

    When you get a chance be sure to shoot at Mt Morris. Very well run and some of the nicest people around.

    Joe
     
  12. Rich219

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    Mt. Morris isn't too far away from me. Do they do any shoots during the winter months?
     
  13. Ron Burdick

    Ron Burdick Active Member

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    Rich219,

    You have a Private Message.

    Ron Burdick
     
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