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Why is Our Sport Called "Trap"?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by birdogs, Dec 21, 2007.

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  1. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

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    Why is Our Sport Called

    Although I have been a Trapshooter for some time, I really don't recall why it is called "Trap". I may have known once and forgotten but I am hard pressed to answer that simple question now. Who knows for certain?
     
  2. Dynokick189

    Dynokick189 TS Member

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    Why is Our Sport Called

    As was once explained to me... all the other four-letter words were taken!!!!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
    Mike
     
  3. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Why is Our Sport Called

    And the other 4 letter words that go along with "Trap" are:

    Pull - Bang - Sh*t.....

    Merry Christmas to all...

    Curt - Delaware
     
  4. MTA Tom

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  5. BDodd

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    Nice picts MTA Tom. That pretty much tells all. And we want the game sped up now?....Bob Dodd
     
  6. Capt. Morgan

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    "Although I have been a Trapshooter for some time, I really don't recall why it is called "Trap"

    Because the name "mumbledepeg" was already taken?

    Morgan
     
  7. Hipshot 3

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    Why is Our Sport Called

    Well, it used to be called "Crap"! The guys would meet at the clubhouse and start talking about things they knew nothing about. Sorta similiar to TS.com. Then, one of the more astute gentlemen suggested that if they were going to shoot the Crap, they may as well clean up their act and call it "Trap" and start shooting it for real.I found this on the ATA website!
     
  8. BDodd

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    Last year's surgery to the R. arm started with a Dr. visit and his notes including my activities "trap" shooting. In the later pre-op visit, the nurse pondered the notes in the medical file and had to ask how my arm bothered me while "CRAP" shooting. Pretty good laugh for all when it was discussed; obviously the girl doing the typing wasn't aware of trapshooting - like 99% of the rest of the world....Bob Dodd
     
  9. birdogs

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    Why is Our Sport Called

    I actually thought that it was related to traps from which live birds were released but some of the more colorful explanation were just priceless.

    Thanks
     
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