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Shot trap in all 50 states

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Harold T. Pack, Sep 24, 2009.

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  1. Harold T. Pack

    Harold T. Pack Member

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    On September 12, 2009, at the Progress 2000 Gun Club in El Cajon, California, accompanied by my wife Candy, I completed a quest. That being to shoot trap in all 50 states.
    During our travels, we met new friends, developed numerous fond memories, and ate delicious regional foods.
    In the northeast, there was a gentleman that practically tore his hat apart trying to remove his Rhode Island state pin so he could give it to us. We visited "The Breakers" and ate fresh lobster in Bar Harbor.
    In the east, at the New Jersey state shoot, Ed Yanchok kindly repaired my firearm. We toured historic Philidelphia and ate crab cakes in Maryland.
    In the south, we met Ellen O'Connor and Jim Stewart. They opened the Top of the Rock Gun Club and held a special shoot just for us. Seeing Lookout Mountain reminded us of our past. Eating authentic Cajun food at D's Restaurant in Jennings, Lousiana was unique and tasty.
    In the west, I shot an 86 in singles at the Rocky Mountain Gun Club in Casper, Wyoming. While next to me, I think his name was Bob Hampton, broke a 99. Before visiting Yellowstone, we met the kind folks at the Logan Gun Club. Then we ate at the Oasis in Manhattan, Montana.
    In the north, I remember shooting a 99 in singles in Fargo and visiting the people at the Rapid City Gun Club. We were awed by the Bad Lands, in both North and South Dakota, and seeing Mount Rushmore. Eating spatzle in Bismark was a new culinary experience.
    In Alaska, we met Mr. and Mrs. Cross at the Birchwood Recreational Shooting Park where Mt. Denali often forms the background. Traveling to Barrow and eating fresh whale blubber was truly memorable.
    In Hawaii, we watched Tom Kushima break a 100 in handicaps from the 25 yard line at the Schofield Rod and Gun Club. While in Hawaii, we were emotionally moved at the Arizona Memorial, flew over volcanoes, and ate home made fresh poi.
    Candy and I have repeatedly said that trapshooters are the best people in the world. It is impossible to name everyone that we have met or describe all of the memories that we have. But, we fondly remember each one. We wish to thank everyone. Thank you for your hospitality, for loaning me your firearms, and for the kindness extended to us.
    We also wish to thank family and friends that made the completion of this quest possible. Mostly, we thank the good Lord for His guidence and devine intervention.
    Keep Your Head Down and Follow Through,
    Harold and Candy Pack
     
  2. vpr80

    vpr80 Active Member

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    Well that's pretty cool! How long did it take?
     
  3. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

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    COOL....you are blessed.


    tony
     
  4. Harold T. Pack

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    I started shooting in 1988, but we got serious about the feat about 6 years ago..
     
  5. rennerize

    rennerize Active Member

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    I talked to Harold and Candy while I was shooting at the Las Vegas Gun Club last week right after he completed this remarkable quest. I think he is maybe the 3rd or 4th person to ever do this.
    Don
     
  6. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I still have 37 states to go.....you've had quite a trip!!
     
  7. 320090T

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    Wow, that makes my 13 state shoots look small. Congrats!!!
     
  8. 100straight

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    Hmmmm,

    Now to break 25 straight in each state......

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
  9. ronbo142

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    I counted for me!

    Arizona, California, Washington, Illinios, Missiouri, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Maryland, Alabama, Texas.

    Shot In Okinawa Japan as well.

    Ronbo
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

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    Impressive!!!
     
  11. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    I squadded with Harold at the Grand in '08, in one of the 200 target singles events. He shot a AAA 197 score I believe.


    This year, on the way to our assigned bank, we drove by you standing behind your green Buick. At least I think it was you. Couldn't stop that day, and didn't see you after that.

    Happy for your accomplishments, Harold.
     
  12. WoodsonEnt

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    Harold,

    Congrats on your awesome feat!

    Matt Woodson
     
  13. Bushmaster1313

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    Wonderful fun.
     
  14. leadspreader

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    awesome hopefully i will complete 1/4 of this. congrats
     
  15. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Harold there is a little club in Pike County, Ohio called Yankee Hill have you shot there?

    Just Kidding, that was some feat, wish I could travel and do the same thing.

    God Bless you and Candy

    I understand Yankee Hill needs some wire to restore the electric for the clubhouse and traps, that was stolen recently.


    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  16. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I too, met Harold at Birchwood in AK this year. Consumate gentleman trapshooter with a most charming wife. Congrats Harlod and nice story.

    Jack Swanson
     
  17. cubancigar2000

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    Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, north carolina, south carolina, south dakota, north dakota, iowa,nebraska, coloroado, kansas, new mexico, texas, arizona, nevada, washington, idaho, montana, missouri, illinois & wyoming. I think that is 25 - I am half way there but I am 67 so I doubt I will make it. They were all good memories though.
     
  18. 682LINY

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    I think I remember reading about you in T&F at the Hawaii State Shoot,its great to be able to do what you love,,,keep it up,,I have been thinking about trying for all 50 of the STATE Shoots,,,have over 10 % now,,,,maybe by retirement I can do it,14 yrs to go,,,How would you like to join me at a few??? going to Hawaii and California in 2010
     
  19. Harold T. Pack

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    You are correct. It is on page 29 of September's Trap and Field.
     
  20. foghorn220

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    Harold where did you shoot in KY and when ok I know it probably wouldn't had been in western ky.

    Good job glad you completed the slam.

    Foggy
     
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