Saturday, July 18, 2015

Semi-retired from registered skeet

A number of years back we stopped attending 4-gun skeet shoots.  

Shoot expenses were getting out of hand. Two shooters in the family and costing up to $1000 per shoot (travel, motel, food, & ammunition).  I usually shot the doubles on Friday.

Also, down time at shoots was getting to be a little long in the tooth.  And, the final nail in the coffin was a long time buddy stopped shooting registered and just not the same with him not being at the shoots.

We decided to attend regional two-gun skeet shoots.  Had a number in the region that we could shoot and we always ran into some of the nicest people.  Every once in a while we would drop in on a 4-gun shoot, but only shoot on Saturday if they had openings.

Forward 2015. 

Living in the northern part of New York and no club offering one day skeet shoots unless we want to drive three plus hours. 

Only two skeet shoots were scheduled in the region. One is the Quebec Provincial and the other the Vermont State Championships.  The club in Quebec was offering targets only for several months, but no formal one day shoots in either Vermont or Quebec. Kind of hard to get excited to shoot registered skeet if no shoots are scheduled.

The other day I was asked if I wanted to attend a fun trap shoot this Sunday that was put together on short notice.  I wished it was a skeet shoot, but it seems like little interest in the skeet community to put on shoots (fun or registered).

Maybe 2016 will see a resurgence in registered skeet in the region, but other shoots (sporting clays, trap, and fun shoots) now have a place on the calendar and it will be a hard choice to drop a shoot to attend a skeet shoot, but it might be fun!

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