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Entry: March 2024

March 2024

Hello from the Atlantic Provinces.

The trapshooting scene is relatively quiet in most parts of the Atlantic Provinces during the winter months. However, the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick is one shining exception. Their annual winter league is a go again this year and runs from January 6 to April 27. The emphasize is on getting out to shoot so they have changed their rules for calculating league ending averages. Shooters can shoot on as many league days as they like but only their top 8 Singles and top 4 Doubles scores will be used to determine class averages. On the final day of the league, all shooters will shoot 50 Singles and 25 pair of Doubles. League organizer Larry Kinden says using this format allows them to shoot on windy days or poor weather days and lets them try out new guns or loads and not be penalized for it.

For this year’s winter league, the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club are offering something new. Club member Dan Pollock will be preparing a cooked meal on shoot days. The menu can include chili, baked beans, breakfast or whatever Dan feels like cooking. Cost is a donation and the brunch is available to all club members and guests whether shooting or not. Sounds like a great winter league to me!

If you’re in New Brunswick and are looking for a shoot to attend, check out the Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club at

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Andrea Bassan

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