Monday, December 27, 2010

Addieville East, Goeff Gabe Passes

Goeff Gabe, President of Addieville East Game Farm in Rhode Island, passed away today after a long bout of lung and brain cancer.

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Frank Challant
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Winchester, MA 01890



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Rhode Island's premier preserve for pheasant hunting, Sporting Clays and fly fishing.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dec 19, 2010 @ the Montreal Sporting Clays Turkey Shoot

12 station, 100 target sporting clays turkey shoot @ Montreal Skeet Club, Les Cèdres, Québec.



An overcast day, sometimes a slight wind. Temperature in the neighborhood of 22 degrees (-5c). Ten miles south of the club, both coming and going, blue skies.

Not a cold 22 degrees, as it was not a damp cold. I had chemical hand warmers but not really needed.

Snow on the ground. Not a problem getting around the club.

The club picked it up a notch, offering 12 stations and 100 targets. For the winter series shoots held through April, 75 targets are presented.

We started out with a three man squad, but at the first station ran into a two man squad. We formed a 5 man squad. Made for a more enjoyable shoot.

I didn't experience any broken targets coming off a machine and did not have to re-shoot any targets.

I enjoyed the target presentations more so than from my last visit.

It was nice to see a few youth shooters at the shoot.

I brought home a turkey and will be having it for Christmas.

Not a problem crossing the border. Both Americans and Canadians seemed to be in particularly good humor. I have a 5 year Canadian Firearms License that makes for quick crossings into Canada.

American who don't have such a license can register a firearm (long gun) to bring into Canada to attend a shoot. The cost is $25 for a 60 day permit. You do the paperwork at the border the day of crossing. The Lost Target website has a page posted that provides guidance.

Feel free to email if you have any questions about bringing long guns into Canada or the USA.

Shoot Photos/Results

Friday, December 17, 2010

1st 2011 Shoot Invite

Received an invite to attend the ATA Florida Chain Shoot to be held at the Gator Skeet & Trap Club from Jan 11 - 16.

It's the little things that count when running a shoot and getting shoot flyers in the mail in a timely manner is one of them.

An interesting club in that it's located next to an airport. You have to stop shooting when planes are landing or approching. Not a busy airport so not something you can't live with.

Nice targets. Very aggressive with the radar gun, something they have in common with the Jacksonville club.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Dec 5, 2010 @ the Montreal Sporting Clays Shoot

Montreal Skeet Club Winter Sporting Clays. A series of shoots held at the Montreal Skeet Club, Les Cèdres, Québec through April 2011.

Snow at the border. Only an inch or two, but blowing. Plows out dropping sand.

The lady working the border checked the serial number on my shotgun. I invited everyone working to attend the shoot, but no takers...

When I was about 5 miles north of the border, the snow disappeared. Lower elevation...

A cold day. I think the high was only 22 degrees (about -5c). Throw in the wind and who knows what the temps were. I forgot to pack my chemical hand-warmers. I will have them for the next shoot. Throw one in the palm of each glove and maybe one in each boot, under your toes. They work great.

It has never happened before, but my camera froze. Was locked in the on position and would not allow me to take a photo. I stuck it in my pocket for a few minutes with the battery removed to let it warm a bit. It came back to life when I re-inserted the battery.

You will see someone trash talking in part of the video. That's me!

The next station I missed them all : (

After the first four misses, Pierre suggested that I try something different, like hitting them. Thinking back, I may have had to much lead.



Going back on the 19th to attend the clubs 100 target Sporting Clays Turkey Shoot.

Sarah Palin shooting Caribou

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Cheaper Than Dirt on the Radio

I heard an advertisement from Cheaper Than Dirt on the radio this past week.

The company said they can meet your shooting needs and will ship firearms to your FFL.

They sell a full line of outdoor products.

The advertisement in itself is not unusual, as local gun shops place ads from time to time, but the first time I've heard a Internet based company (based in Texas) placing a nationwide ad. The ad was on a Vermont radio station.

A company with a track record and has been posted on my links page for a number of years.

Friday, December 03, 2010

ATF Form 6NIA (Visiting the US with Firearms) Renewal

Each spring, early summer I run into Canadian shooters worried about the ability to attend an upcoming shoot in the states, as they had let there temporary US import permit expire. The renewal process for the permit can take up to six weeks. I have seen it done in a week or less, but I would not count on it.

Shooters using the HUNTING LICENSE option and have a valid (not expired) stateside hunting license can renew now.

You can use any stateside hunting license to renew your ATF Form 6NIA, as long as it is valid at the time submitted.

- You submit on December 10th and your license expires December 31. That is acceptable.

- When you receive your approved ATF Form 6NIA you will need a valid license when crossing the border. Does not need to be the one you submitted to the ATF. The permit is valid for one year as long as the hunting license is current.

Further Guidance...

ATF Form 6NIA (Visitors to the USA)

* I strongly urge the use of the Hunting License option instead of Shoot Invitations for those who routinely cross the border to attend shoots or visit clubs.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

2011 Chain Shoot Date Changes

2011 FLORIDA ATA CHAIN SHOOTS

January 7 - 9 Jacksonville
January 11 - 16 Gator
February 2 - 6 Flagler
February 10 - 13 Markham Park
February 22 - 27 Robinson Ranch
March 1 - 6 Silver Dollar
March 8 - 13 CCC Miami (CANCELLED)

The chain in the past started in late January at CCC Miami.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

2011 Australasian-Pacific Grand Prix

I received this shoot flyer and I thought I share.

The flyer is well laid out and visually pleasing. The photos alone make you want to attend. Hats off to the person responsible.

Click on Image to Enlarge.