Here are shoot date changes as well as cancellations/reschedules due to COVID-19 and other reasons. Latest changes in red.

If your club wishes to add shoots/marathons submit a ‘SHOOT APPLICATION FORM‘ to your State or Provincial Secretary for approval.

Remember – The 2021 target year starts November 1, 2020.  Shoot dates for 2021 are posted to the online calendar as they are approved by the State/Provincial Associations.


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We are very sorry to report the recent passing of long time trapshooter and friend, Bob Dudley of Scappoose, Oregon. Bob was born 10-20-17 and died 9-3-20, just shy of his 103rd birthday (paper article about his birthday). Bob was inducted into the ATA Hall of Fame in 1991 and the PITA Hall of Fame in 1995.  He was also featured on the cover of On Target Magazine in 2007. Bob was widely acquainted and highly respected by his trapshooting friends. He will be missed.  Here is the link to his obituary.

After some discussion concerning the upcoming Multiplex  season the following revisions have been approved by the Executive Board.

We will return to scheduling Multiplex events during the first full week of the month.  As scheduling conflicts arise for your club, please feel free to contact us (info@shootpita.com) to request exceptions.  Conflicts may include state and local rules about the current health crisis, a scheduled registered shoot on that weekend and no way to host a Multiplex during the week or a natural disaster such as fires/flooding, etc.

Clubs will no longer be able to link or use the Multiplex as an option during a calendar shoot.  This practice has led to many problems.  Multiplex events must be held separately and on different days from program events/shoots.

All paperwork and fees must be submitted in a timely manner (Rule Book, page 7). This has been a serious source of irritation from the beginning.  It causes the office to not be able to get results posted and scores recorded in the shooter data base in a timely manner effecting fellow shooters.

We will be returning to the practice of providing HOA awards starting at the Fall 2020 season.

Any questions concerning cashiering can be posed to Sue Brewer (sjbrewer40@gmail.com ), scheduling to Kay Klundt (info@shootpita.com) or general questions to Billy Myers (bydnsilly@hotmail.com ).  Thank you and good shooting.

Dear Members,

We’ve had many questions lately, regarding the 2020 All-Star Team criteria.  After much discussion, the Executive Committee has decided to leave the criteria alone, with one exception: The Fall Classic is now considered a MAJOR Shoot, for the purposes of All Star Team criteria.

While many states have canceled their State Championships, there are a few: Arizona, British Columbia, Colorado, Hawaii, and Idaho that have had, or are planning to have, their State/Provincial Championship this target year.  Washington will make a decision regarding their shoot, this coming Sunday. The Washington State shoot has been cancelled.

For now, these championship events, along with the Fall Classic, will allow people to still get two major shoots in and, as long as they meet the other criteria, work toward the All-Star Team.  Good Luck and Good Shooting!

Jennifer Carter, PITA President

Drawing to be held at Grand Pacific (site to be determined) Friday July 30th, 2021 or earlier if tickets (1000) sell out. There will be 10 tickets drawn for prizes including 3 guns. Click here to view poster.

Previously sold and distributed tickets are still valid for this drawing.

To purchase tickets you can call Kay at 208-312-0314

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2019-Celebrating 99th birthday

An elder statesman is defined by Webster as an eminent senior member of a group or organization…who unofficially advises current leaders… To meet this definition you should also be universally well liked, generous to a fault and humble in your relationships. We have just described Chuck Curtis, Harrisburg, Oregon, who has passed away on April 27th, just some 28 days shy of his 100th birthday.

Chuck had many accomplishments during his life including PITA President 1984-85 and leaves behind legions of friends that would fill a book. Given the current health crisis no service is planned except a celebration of life at some later date.  To read his obituary – click here.

Cards may be sent to the following addresses:

  • Virginia Bonser, 2683 Oxford Court, Eugene, OR 97404
  • Gloria Lutz (daugther), 2140 Willamette Drive, McMinnville, OR 97128

Donations in memory of Chuck may be sent to the following:

  • PITA-YES (Youth-Education-Shooting), 38753 Collins Lane, Lebanon, OR 97355
  • Harrisburg Fire Department, 500 Smith St, Harrisburg, OR 97446
  • Harrisburg Historical Museum, 490 Smith St, Harrisburg, OR 97446
  • Flowers-Virginia Bonser, 2683 Oxford Court, Eugene, OR 97404

A previous profile story published in Trapshooting USA (2010) is attached for your enjoyment.
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Dear Members,

The PITA Executive committee met this past week (4/15/2020) and decided to change our Target Year back to November 1 through October 31.

As you may recall, a few years back, we changed the Target Year to September 1 through August 31.  The reason for that change was a request from one of our State Associations.  They were having difficulty getting a good date for their State Shoot and wanted to have more time in the late summer/early fall.  After much discussion, we made the change.

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The Executive Board met April 15th.  One of the topics was the May Multiplex.  After a brief discussion it was decided to allow clubs to throw these events starting on May 1 through May 25 (Memorial Day).  All scores will be final on Saturday May 30.  It is important that clubs notify the PITA office 48 hours in advance (per PITA rules) of shoot dates.  It is also necessary (per PITA rules) to notify immediately the PITA office if events are cancelled.
It is also important to follow all local guidelines for sheltering  in place and to continue to abide by social distancing safe practices.
Billy Myers, PITA Multiplex Committee Chairman