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Where Is Everybody?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MTA Tom, Aug 29, 2010.

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  1. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    I'm a member of three fine local clubs. My primary club, the Capital Area Sportsmen's League in Lansing was hosting the annual Michigan Youth Hunter's Shoot this weekend and was closed to member shooting.

    Saturday at 10:00 AM I went to the Durand Sportsmen's Club, which has five trap fields, one skeet field, and maybe sporting clays. (The last time I asked about it I got a blank look from the person in charge. He sent two trap kids to look for it, and I don't think they've been seen since.) Including me, there were only nine shooters total by the time I left at noon.

    Sunday at 10:00 AM I went to the Oak Hill Gun Club in Portland which has four trap fields, including wobble, a nice five stand, and a great sporting clays course. I shot sporting clays with another shooter from CASL who showed up. When I left at noon there had been five shooters all total.

    Where is everybody?
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Saving their pennies.
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Tom, there were a lot of us shooting the registered shoot at Durand today... You were just a day early...


    Or,

    it's just the economy... (stock answer #432)
     
  4. recurvyarcher

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    Recovering from old people problems like a broken hip.
     
  5. RV4driver

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    I can't believe I didn't start shooting trap until 16 years after I left Michigan. I used to fly out of Mason all the time, right over the big trap field, didn't even know what it was. Oh, well. Opportunities missed...

    Jeff
     
  6. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Same thing today at our club. Very few shooters
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    So, how was the Cardinal Center today????
     
  8. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    how about burnt out from shooting and doing something else for the rest of the summer??
     
  9. Claysmoke27

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    I'm shooting every chance I get.
    Was out 3 hours Thursday, 2 hours this Friday.
     
  10. Clay Target SSE

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    They were all at Mt. Morris in New York. Must have had 15+ squads of singles and who knowns how many HDC. All shot over 4 traps. What a great little club.

    They also shot doubles all day on the practice trap.

    Jim Poublon
     
  11. Hill topper

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    In my case, no real reason to burn registered targets until the new target year begins.

    ed.
     
  12. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    if you are talking about shooting kids ect--here was our weekend basis my duaghter's school activities
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    -thursday nite- gunclub open & cudnt shoot- but she worked after school until 5:eek:o at a daycare, then had twirling practice @ 7 pm, got home at 9pm finished a paper for school!

    -friday nite- 1st football game of the year- she was in by 11:30pm

    -sat. 8 am- she had a cheerleading fundraiser, got home at 4pm-then went out with friends @ 6:30!!!( not her parents)--got home at 10:30 pm

    -sunday 6:45 am- she left the house to help at a hischool golf fundraiser ( skipped church)--she was back home at 3pm--she is now washing her hair and doing studies PS:- her mom was up at 4:45am sunday to have baked goods ready for her to take !!!

    our duaghter is an average senior and NOT in all sports--i cant imagine a family with several kids attending multiple events and practise's-all school year & summer camps!!!

    AND YOU WONDER WHERE ALL THE KIDS ARE AT??????????????
    wally and tabor riebesell---rock port mo
     
  14. 1oldtimer

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    Obama's Recession! CED
     
  15. pullbangloss

    pullbangloss Active Member

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    We had over 75 shooters at the Fennville Rod and Gun Club. Also had some good walleye!

    We shoot buddy calcutta's which cost $10-$15 and you can win a good chunk of change. I think that may be the secret.

    Matt Ski
     
  16. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    This has been one of the most brutally hot summers all over the country that I can remember. I think a lot of shooters are at home with their air conditioner on.
     
  17. highflyer

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    Our club was crowded. I don't know if I have ever seen more people there on a Sunday.
     
  18. CalvinMD

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    Im winding down these last 3.5 weeks before my surgery...by next Spring I will be on the shooting field hot and heavy...well not heavy...will be much lighter in my shoes by then!!
     
  19. JohnBT

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    They took a kid fishing. It is summertime after all. JT
     
  20. Kyle Spieles

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    there are several reasons for my girlfriend and I
    we just bought a home
    we are cutting back due to funds
    paying off other debt
    there are so many clubs within a close distance that we go to different places each week
     
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