Brittany Shooting Park
The ISTA Board of Directors and the Mohr Family extend an invitation to you to attend the
139th Illinois State Shoot. We have all worked to improve your shooting experience and
make this State Shoot the best it can be. We are continuing to include runner-up trophies
in both category and class for in-state and out- of state giving shooters more opportunities
to accumulate All American Points. Again this year we have done our best to equalize the
distribution of the added money between class and categories.We are pleased to once again host the AIM Championships and Director Jenna Knott is working to make this another successful tournament. We will be throwing orange dome White Flyer targets and express
our thanks to White flyer, Fox Valley Distributers and Sunset Distributers. They will be
sponsoring all three events on Tuesday as well as Fridays handicap. We also thank Kolar
Arms for their donations for Sundays handicap. On Tuesday evening the Illinois State Hall
of Fame Dinner will be held. This is a new attempt to give the inductees a special day of
recognition. Check the program for details. Don’t forget to thank Larry and Carol Mohr
and Family for providing a great place for our Home Grounds. As always let us know your
concerns as we want to continually improve our Illinois State Shoot.
We especially want to welcome the out of state shooters and their families and hope they
have a pleasant experience. Also we thank all of the exhibitors, advertisers, and vendors for
their support and attendance. Be sure to patronize them.
Lastly I would like to thank all of our Directors and our New ATA Delegate Dave Dressler
for their counsel and support.
Hello all you Illinois shooters. Spring is just around the corner. Kevin Wunder has already broken the ice having a shoot at the Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club on March 22nd. I heard they had a good crowd even though the weather was a bit cold.
Illinois was well represented at the Southern Grand in Florida last week. Here are the trophy winners in no certain order. I must start the list with Mike Jordan. He missed his 99th target for a score of 99 in the Preliminary Handicap of Friday. Other trophy winners include Dennis Kerns, Dale Gerlich, Lyle Stine, Jerry Sedlacek, Joshua Taylor, Gordan Bennett, Mike Dennis, Linda Weihmeir, and myself as well. The targets and the weather were near perfect.
Speaking of the State Shoot, it will be here before we know it. The Board of Directors has a superb shoot planned again this year. Whether you’re an Illinois shooter or just looking for a great place to shoot, Brittany Shooting Park is the place to be. The trophies are second to none for residents and non-residents alike.
Reminders; Make plans to attend the Hall of Fame Banquet on Tuesday evening of the State Shoot. We need to know if you’re attending by June 1st. For the first time this year you’ll need to apply to be considered for the 2015 State Team. Applications are available on the ISTA website or at the State Shoot.
I just received word that Dave Whitwell passed away on March 27th. Our thought and prayers go out to his family.
As Always, Good Health and Good Shooting. See you on the trap line,