Mike Elke was found in his home by firefighters today (1/25/16)  just after 2:00 PM. It was not known if he was alive when the fire started as he was still sitting in his favorite chair.

Mike was born October 16, 1939 in Yakima Washington. He was a graduate of Everett High School and the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington.

Mike Elke 1-10-12 from Rankhorn

Per Mike’s request there will be no services.

The Walla Walla Gun Club is hosting an ATA shoot on April 3, 2016 with PITA cross registration is offered.  Click here to view the program. Notice that this shoot is also a SCTP youth shoot. At the youth shoot, there is a special youth rate of $75 for all 300 targets, which includes all ATA, PITA, WSTP and WA-PITA fees, so all youths shooting this event will come away with a PITA card and an ATA card if they don’t already have one. This should be a benefit to youth teams who want to shoot the PITA Grand Pacific as well as the Washington State ATA Championships.

They will be giving away MidwayUSA Foundation money and a new O/U shotgun courtesy of SCTP, so are really, really excited about this opportunity for adults as well as our youth team members in the Pacific Northwest. WWGC hopes parents will shoot the shoot right along with their kids, even squadding together if they wish. It should be a fun family affair, and they hope to attract a lot of teams.  If you have questions please contact Bob.



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ATA Trap Shooting great Nora Ross is coming back to Washington State

 The Black Diamond Gun Club is once again proud to be hosting

 Nora Ross on May 16 & 17, 2016

Nora is a 34 time ATA All American and a member of the ATA Trap Shooting Hall of Fame. Nora Ross is giving a two-day trap shooting clinic that is limited to 10 shooters per day. Cost of the clinic is $375.00 for two days, the Black Diamond Gun Club will be providing a continental style breakfast and lunch for both days. Shooters are responsible for their ammunition and cost of targets. New or reloaded (trap) ammunition can be used during the clinic. Classes start at 9:00am both days, bring a note pad to keep the information you will learn during the clinic.


Contact Jim Bradbury at 425-864-3037

Or email Jim at jim.b@superiorsteel.com

Call early to reserve your spot!

Bad weather didn’t slow down the more than 400 shooters who participated this month.  View the results and let us know of any errors or omissions before the deadline Friday, January 8th (10:00 a.m. PST)  (click HERE to view).  While perfect scores were posted in singles 49’s ruled in handicap and doubles.  Kevin Davis (Pawnee) and Larry Fine (Redding) earned 1/2 yard  & $406 for their scores of 49/50.  Congratulations to Kevin Davis – HOA winners this month with 146/150.  Triple winners are Ed Knebel, David Lange & Jay Lange.

Thanks to everyone – both shooters and scorekeepers for making this event a success.

We are pleased to announce White Flyer will be sponsoring the Multiplex.  They are providing the random draw prizes awarded after the final event in February.

The next event is scheduled for February 6 or 7, check the listing for the club near you.

On a particularly nasty-weather-even-for-the northwest day 44 shooters gathered at Old Skagit Gun Club for their December Shoot.  The rain fell and the wind blew but Brian Fooks managed to shoot a 96 in the Singles Event and Mike O’Malley a 95 in the Handicap Event (to see all the results click here).  During the lunch break, while everyone was warming up and drying off, two milestone events were celebrated.  These milestones were actually shot during the Doubles Marathon at Old Skagit in October but the celebration was delayed until the December Shoot.  Dave McCallum reached 150,000 registered targets while Creige Scribner shot his 50,000th.  Congratulations to both of these shooters on this accomplishment.

Dave McCallum and Creige Scribner at Old Skagit
Dave and Creige