Rolling thunderstorms, heavy rains, and power outages before the start of the shoot. At 8am the club was thinking they may have to cancel.
Attending a shoot in Florida? No, a fun trap shoot at Club de Tir Huntingdon just east of Sainte-Barbe, Quebec. Thirty minutes from the New York border.
A 10am start time and by 9am the power outages had ceased, as well as the rains. By 10am the grounds were dry and the only sign of the heavy rains was on the access road to the club.
A nice turnout in spite of the early morning rains with eight squads of shooters in attendance. A member only shoot. Last year the club honored me with a membership and my wife Heide and I were able to attend.
A four field trap club with a single lane rifle range that wouldn't be in existence if it not for the hard work of a number of people that turned around the club starting in 2013, as the club was on it's last legs and most thought it would be closed.
I'm told taxes had not been paid for two years and the club house, as well as it's machines and the surrounding property were in sad shape.
A group got together and decided to bring the club back from the dead!
The Valleyfield club just down the road had a similar experience approximately 15 years ago, and as the Valleyfield club, people reached into their own pockets, equipment was borrowed, materials and many hours of labor donated.
Membership needed to be increased to help pay taxes, as well as insurance. A one lane rifle range was installed.