Trap cham­pi­onship event draws peo­ple from near and far

Event was hosted by Yar­mouth’s High­land Gun Club

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The At­lantic Trap Cham­pi­onship was held for the first-time ever at Yar­mouth’s High­land Gun Club from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.

The cham­pi­onship event at­tracted 64 shoot­ers in to­tal – 43 of which trav­elled from out­side the tri-county area. Many of the par­tic­i­pants trav­elled with their spouses.

Some peo­ple trav­elled quite a dis­tance to at­tend the event, in­clud­ing Dom Stevens who at­tended from Nanaimo, BC. There were also 10 par­tic­i­pants from New Brunswick, three from the Dart­mouth area, 12 from New­found­land, 12 from On­tario and 5 from Que­bec.

Scott Kennedy ( NS), Justin Faulkner & Lu­cas McCol­lum (NB), Ja­cob Ott (ON), and Shane Dol­limount (NL) all shot their first 25 straight rounds.

A to­tal of 48,700 tar­gets thrown over four days.

Eighty-four peo­ple at­tended a so­cial ban­quet hosted at the Rodd Grand Ho­tel, with lo­cal seafood do­nated by Cap­tains Choice and In­shore Fish­eries.

Prizes awarded in­cluded 17 hand-carved and painted wooden duck de­coys by the South Shore’s Ducky Schnare.

In at­ten­dance were a wide range of ladies and men’s com­peti­tors, rang­ing in age from the youngest Lu­cas McCol­lum (NB) who is 16 years old, to the old­est Paul Bai­ley (NL) who is 85 years old.

Louis d’En­tremont is the pres­i­dent of the club and Dou­glas Blades is the vice-pres­i­dent and chair­man of the Shoot Com­mit­tee.

A full list of re­sults and win­ners, as well as event pic­tures, can be found at High­land Gun Club’s Face­book page, or at www.shootat­

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