PITA is excited to announce the 2019 Grand Pacific tournament will he held July 21-27 at Spokane Gun Club, WA.

RV reservations will be taken starting January 20th and are being coordinated by Sue Brewer.  2018 attendees wishing the same space will be given preference but will need to confirm/pay no later than February 28.  If you attended in 2018 you should receive an email with all the details, including payment instruction, so watch your inbox or email Sue.  If you did not have a space in 2018 or wish to change space email your request (sue@shootpita.com) and it will be confirmed as space allows.

Watch our website for further details including golf cart rental.

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.

Read the story published in the local paper and see more photos on our results page.

Attention shooters,  Effective January 1, 2019, Oregon State Trapshooting Association target fees will go up to 2 cents per target.

All clubs should have received their new target forms by now.  If you still need them, please contact Jennifer Carter or Mike Riggs.

This target increase will directly benefit the Oregon State Shoot as our trophy budget has not been increased in over 15 years.

This increase will also put our target fees in line with those of the other PITA states and provinces.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any OSTA board member or Secretary, Jennifer Carter.

Happy New Year and Good Shooting!

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.

 

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.

TOYS FOR TOTS BUCKLES

The Toys for Tots shoots in California begin October 13-14.

These benefit shoots started in 2001 and shooters have donated 1000’s of toys and money to the program over the past 17 years.

  • October 13-14 – Ukiah Gun Club
  • October 20-21 – Redding Gun Club
  • November 10-11 – Eel River Trap Club
  • November 24-25 – Coon Creek Trap & Skeet
    • Ukiah collected 79 toys and $690 for their local program.
    • Redding collected 95 toys and $880 for their area.
    • Eel River collected 29 toys and $720 for local families.
    • Coon Creek collected $132 and 140 toys – awesome!

THANKS TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED….


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.

The new target year begins November 1st – please renew now to speed up registration at the next shoot or Multiplex you attend.  Don’t forget … order your yearbook too.

Last year our members sponsored over 300 youth shooters so please consider adding that extra $10 or $20 to your renewal to make this happen again in 2019!