World Trap Shoot Update

| July 26, 2020

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If you recall that article I wrote a while back about a phony news story indicating that the town of Sparta, IL was going to be attacked by Antifas, I did bring up the fact that it is usually the site for the World Trap Shoot Competition.  (Yes, I do know that the image above is a crossbow.)

Unfortunately, the competition has been relocated to Missouri for August of 2020, because the overly cautious (doesn’t want to get sued) governor of Illinois is worried that people might pick up the Covid-19 virus from each other.

From the article:

By Marsha Heller | June 18, 2020 at 9:03 AM CDT – Updated June 20 at 9:06 AM

LINN CREEK, Mo. (KFVS) – After the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced the 121st Grand American World Trapshooting Championships would not take place at the World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta, Illinois, event organizers turned to another venue to host the event.

According to the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), the Grand American competition for 2020 will held at the home grounds of the Missouri Trapshooters Association in Linn Creek, Missouri.

Linn Creek is in Camden County, which is at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The competition will be held from Aug. 5 through Aug. 15.

ATA organizers said they are working on a plan to host the event at its new location and more details will be forthcoming.

According to the Missouri Trap Shooters Association website, their facility offers 60 traps, 30 and 50 RV camping and vendor space, but RV spots are already filled.

IDNR announced on June 15 the competition could not be held in Sparta due to public health concerns about COVID-19.

ATA said they had been in talks with IDNR for several weeks on the likelihood of holding the competition and asked for a decision by June 15 to allow time for preparations in holding the event at another venue.

The Linn Creek location was chosen as a back-up choice ahead of the final decision from IDNR.

U.S. Representative Mike Bost said he is disappointed with the Illinois Department of Public Health and IDNR decision. – article

There is a video included in the article for your entertainment and information.

Once again, the IL Gubernator lets his Fear of The Unknown run  him, and the state loses money that could have been resourced from the event. Good goin’,

Well, at least he’s consistent.

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  1. UpNorth says:

    The Illinois gov must be using Gov Whitmer as an advisor on how to ruin a state.

  2. doug says:

    Yet shooting trap in Chicago is aok.

  3. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    That ten-day shoot is an annual shitpot of tax money that just migrated to Missouri.

    This is why some folks so desperately want federal shutdown mandates, so un-free states do not have to coexist with free states, thus exposing the vast negative consequences of un-free government.

    That holds true for other issues of un-freeness, like banning guns.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      “…just migrated to Missouri.” And it prolly won’t migrate back. Y’all may remember me mentioning the numerous trips I’ve made out west in the past? There was only one of all of those trips that I spent any money to speak of in Illy Noise. And that was less than $100 for the motel room when I laid over in ’15 to meet with some friends and visit Cahokia Mounds and the Alton POW Site. I’d buy fuel, food, and lodgings in either Kentucky or Missouri, just so I wouldn’t have to spend $ there. This past year’s trip that never happened was planned to avoid Illy Noise completely. My man that lives there is desperate to sell his place and GTFO.

      If we could get Ex-PH2 the hell out of there, she would prolly think…”What took me so long to GTFO?”

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Trapshooters spend some serious green.

        A basic gun is the Browning Citori XT,which retails around $3000. Winchester AA birdshot is around $85 for a flat of 250 rounds. A typical three-event one-day shoot requires 300 shells, plus at least one extra box in case of a tiebreaker round. Bigger one-day shoots are 500. The match fees for that one-day match will run $80+. And one needs all sorts of accessories, clothing. And and and

        Gun fitting to the shooter by a Smith is another dollar drain.

        Practice is adviseable

        Reloading is a cost-saver, but one has to invest in the machine and tools. And materials. And and and

        Some folks want different guns for the different events, a single-barrel for singles and handicap, and the double barrel for doubles.

        Serious competitors often bring spare guns.

        -nice- guns go for triple that above cost, or even more for really nice.

        “The Grand” has multiple events per day over ten days. One can easily fire 3000 rounds. Or more.

        Local hotels and restaurants. RV parking.

        Travel expenses.

        Sightseeing and shopping

        Spouse and kids – either competitors or they go play. And and and.

        All of that was taxed. None of that tax money was collected by Illinois this year.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        If I had the cash to move, I’d go now to Wisconsin or some other place that is not yet full of idiots.