I shot more; but I don't count. I am a new shooter (third year) and still full of piss and vinegar.
When I get like the old pharts that shoot 0-2 rounds and spend their time playing cards I will lament how shooting has dropped off and the good old days are gone. I will tell the guys who support the club "They are killing this sport. Ammo used to be $80 a flat for the good stuff and you could get 11 rounds with a $40 shoot ticket. How can the club/sport survive when costs are out of sight"
Should be another 10-15 years before that happens - I hope.
Interesting question. I checked the Shooter Information center, and my records for ATA targets the last five years are:
2004 - 4900
2005 - 8500
2006 - 6900
2007 - 7000
2008 - 7000
So the last three years I've been pretty much the same, but I suspect my totals will be down for 2009. One reason is that I likely won't be going to the SW Grand this year, where I've gone the last five.
I shot WAY less this past registered shooting season, primarily due to a reduction in discretionary income. My employer chose to hire "lower-wage ; no benefits" people to perform the majority of work that used to be overtime for us. The result was a loss of nearly 20K from the previous year.
I guess that has become the way of the world, but it certainly caused me to re-think my priorities. I have never shot ALOT of targets, but I went from 6300 registered birds in 2007 to 2600 in the 2008 target year.
I guess I can technically say that I'm shooting a bit more registered targets (plus alot more sporting clays this winter) but not all that much more. I don't have much time during the shooting season to get out to other clubs since I'm busy running our club. Only 4 Sat. nights off from May to Oct. in '08. I'm glad to have shot as many targets as I did in '08. Maybe more in '09!