Evergreen is too far south for me. We shoot at Stanwood, Granite Falls, and Darrington. I understand they shoot some at Sumner and a couple of other places down by Tacoma.I shot games in the Winter, when I took a break from ATA and PITA.
At our small club, we have a game trap and practice trap. Every Wednesday they are both full.
Is the forty yard trap at Evergreen?
I've shot protections, oakleys, pea and others and it was fun but I am wired to a competitive, structured atmosphere. Maybe if/when I get the opportunity to retire it'll be different.I shoot a lot of games and it is an absolute riot!
I think you would really enjoy yourself Hopper if you gave them a go.
The entire atmosphere is one eighty out from shooting registered tourneys. You laugh when you miss. You might as well, all your buddies are laughing at you, lol. The teasing and good nature kidding make it all the more fun.
Games are the life blood of most of the small clubs around here. Last week five of us from my area took a road trip north to Wright Patterson Air Force Base Trap Club on a Tuesday to shoot a "Retirement Shoot." It was a ball. One of our group took first, I tied for second and another took third. We all had a great time and the folks at Wright Pat could not have been nicer to us southern interlopers. We will certainly be back again.
Mix and match registered with games? Some can do it. Others not so much, they feel it is detrimental to their performance shooting ATA. No matter what road you take enjoy yourself, that's what this is all about.
If is ceases to be fun, take up bowling.
Try a few 60 bird protection programs, theyre usually pretty well structured, very competitive and youll usually have a chance to win much more money than at an ATA shootI've shot protections, oakleys, pea and others and it was fun but I am wired to a competitive, structured atmosphere. Maybe if/when I get the opportunity to retire it'll be different.
There is a feller from Colorado who has a lifetime ATA singles average of 99.5%. He was a long time games shooter before he shot ATA and still does the weekly “Turkey Shoots”. His very first singles score was 100. His next was a 99. Hasn’t shot ATA since. He was on a couple of my league teams and found out that ATA isn’t as easy as it seems. Very good guy. Farmer/rancher. @Bryce270 knows him too.If I didn't shoot ATA I would likely try more games/protection stuff but I have a feeling if I stopped shooting ATA I'd stop shooting all together.
Thanks but no thanks. If I miss in ATA, there's no backup partner nor can the guy to my right knock me out of the rest of the round lol.Try a few 60 bird protection programs, theyre usually pretty well structured, very competitive and youll usually have a chance to win much more money than at an ATA shoot