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The revised application addresses the change in law that states Non-VISA visitors to the USA don't need a Hunting License or Shoot Invitation.
If you DON'T need a VISA to enter the USA, you still need this form to temporarily import firearms and ammunition into the USA. You just don't require the supporting documents that were required in the past.
We dropped in on the Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm annual Member Appreciation Day. We're not members but found from past visits that non-members are always welcomed and encouraged to enjoy the provided meal!
A nice gesture by the club, giving something back to members! Members shoot at a discount and also receive a free lunch. Besides hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixings, fried venison was offered. A home run on the venison, really tasted good! By the way, lunch was all you can eat.
Both owners were out and about!
A cool start to the day, only in the upper 40's, but little wind and sunny skies. When we departed it was 56 degrees.
I shot both the west and east course, the wife just the east.
Walking down the east course road we had three deer cross the road on the run in front of us.
We shot three hundred shells out of a pair of 1100's and only one failure to feed.
Was using factory RIO shells, 1210fps. Something I don't remember happening in the past, was after shooting a report pair I literally had a flame shooting out of the open chamber. It startled me and caused me to drop the shell I was attempting to insert. I gather unburnt powered igniting.
No target breakage (no bird calls) and no machine breakdowns.
One of the better deals in Florida with family membership at $35 a year (single $25) and a ten round punch card going for $50, with an11th round free ($4.55 a round). Non-members pay $7 per round.
A warm day, 78 degrees when I departed. Seen many familiar faces and a number of new ones. I often run into shooters who live on the east side of Orlando. After several conversations with various shooters from that region this seems to be the closest club.
If you were trying to invent the word volunteer, look no further then the Volusia club. They always have a minimum of 7 or 8 people lending a hand and others pitching in when needed.
The club has two sets of ERAD voice release systems in use on the trap side of the house The size of a credit, but a little thicker, as run by two watch size batteries. The speaker is built into the card. No speaker stands needed! Clip it high on your vest or shirt collar and your set to go. From my experience, normal talking will not release a target.
Targets were running good in all disciplines.
I'm sure there is busier clubs some where on the east coast, but I've yet shot at one. Anytime I visit you think a shoot was taken place based on the from the number of vehicles in the parking areas.
The number of people shooting trap can sometimes cause a backup. Unless you hit it right, your not going to shoot round after round without breaks in between. May not be that way in the summer, but for sure during winter operations. Maybe better to show up later then early!
The club has the ATA Big 50 and in the past had a special day set for same so all registered targets could be shot without interruption.