The 2020 Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot was held September 5 - 6, 2020 in a satellite shoot format to help clubs ad shooters deal with COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidelines. The Highland Gun Club (NS), the Petitcodiac Sportsman's Club (NB), the St. John's Rod and Gun Club (NL) and the Stephenville Shooting Club (NL) held a very successful shoot. Congratulations to all winners and thanks to everyone that made this year's shoot possible.
Results are now available here.
The 2020 Petitcodiac Sportsman's Club and Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association Gun Lottery winner is Brian Petipas of NB. Ticket Number 002. Thanks to everyone that supported this year's lottery. We appreciate your support!
The Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Association (APTA) represents trapshooters in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. The APTA is a volunteer board of directors and is affiliated with two governing bodies - the Canadian Trapshooting Association (CTA) and the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA).
The APTA is largely responsible for ensuring that our annual Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot is held in compliance with ATA rules and bylaws and works closely with local clubs that host our annual shoot on a rotational basis throughout the Atlantic Provinces.
The Atlantic Provinces became an ATA Province sometime in the 1960s thanks largely to the efforts of Quebec ATA Delegate, Harry Wilsie. Unfortunately, not much more is known about the early history and formation of the APTA. We know through a search of ATA Average Books that shooters from the region started appearing in the early 1960s. At some point in the 1970s, shooters from the region were listed under the Atlantic Provinces. As ATA members, Atlantic Canadian trapshooters are eligible to compete in local, regional, national and international competitions including the Canadian Trapshooting Championships and the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships.