Over 80 shooters from BC, WA, CA, OR and NV attended the 3 day shoot at Smith River, CA for the famous Crab Buckle Shoot. Some of the 1st timers attending were Bruce Mitzel (Tulelake, OR), Karen & Gary Hogue (Orovada, NV), Craig Wentworth (Merced, CA), Greg Deedon (Redding, CA), Chet Norcutt (Winnemucca, NV), Justin Evans (Elko, NV), Joe Stuart (Medford, OR), Glen Jager (Woodland, CA), Weldon Birch (Oakley, CA) and Tye Winegar (Madras, OR).
Bud Hoffman finally secured a crab buckle after trying for 15 years. Others winning a buckle for the 1st time were Greg Deedon, Keary Taylor, Cole Costanti, Zeb Kitchen and Brad Eatmon.
Weather was typical – sunny Friday, wind and rain Saturday and back to just pouring rain on Sunday. Hats off to Del Norte for a great job and to the trapshooters that toughed it out.
Add this shoot to your schedule: Sumner Sportsman’s Association – April 13, 2019
Wenatchee Gun Club will be hosting a PITA shoot June 14-16, 2019. Friday the 14th is the Washington Doubles League (500 doubles) with a regular shoot following on the weekend. Be sure to add this to your calendar as it is not listed in the small yellow 2019 pocket schedule. For more information look at the CALENDAR page.
The October 12-13 SVIR Fall Open shoot has been rescheduled for October 19-20, 2019. Please change your calendar.
PITA wishes to congratulation the members of the 2018 PITA All Star teams. Teams include eighteen first time All Stars along with a 47 time member (* denotes 1st time member). More information and photos can be found in the 2018 PITA Averages & History Book – click here to order.
Order your 2018 PITA Yearbook before 12/31/18 and SAVE! After the book is shipped from the printer the cost of postage goes up so save a few bucks and order now. This 200+ page book contains results from 2018 along with photos and other fun facts. Click HERE to order.
Check the Shoot Results page to see the winners. 49/50 in handicap earned a 1/2 yard so be sure to note your new yardage if you shot a 49 – there are 4 of you! Congratulations to Pat Bare – HOA winner for November 145/150.
The PITA Hall of Fame president, Robert Kennedy, has announced the 2019 Hall of Fame recipient is Bob Caldwell from North Vancouver BC. Bob has been a PITA shooter since 1960 and has provided targets to clubs in Canada plus the western states, as his father did before him, many times to clubs that may have been in dire financial shape. Caldwell Industries have always been one of the strong supporter of trap and skeet shooting since their inception and continues today with smaller clubs up and down the west coast. As a strong supporter of PITA and advertiser, Bob’s commitment to the sport is well know by his many friends. It is with pleasure we welcome Bob to the Hall as one of our most ardent contributors.