OUR ATA REGISTERED SHOOTS
The Garofalo Shoot
Our first scheduled ATA shoot of the year is held on the first Sunday of June. It is preceded by a Pahquioque work party at 7:00 AM on the Saturday before. We will set up tents and tables, rake the berms, clean the house, etc. Hours or some free shooting for all workers. On Sunday, we especially need those of you with ATA scoring experience to help out. More information and history will follow shortly...
The M.D. “Mink” Clark "Hat Shoot"
Our second ATA shoot is held on the first Sunday of August, with a work party preceding it on Saturday. Some time back, we dedicated our Hat Shoot to MD Clark, a member of Pahquioque and Trap Hall of Fame member. We call it the Hat Shoot because of its Danbury heritage. Since 1790 hat making developed in Danbury partly because of a ready supply of natural resources, most notably water, and by 1800, Danbury was producing more hats than any place else in the United States. By 1887, some 30 factories which had sprung up in the city were manufacturing five million hats a year, and became 'the Hat Capital of the World".
Dick Baldwin Memorial Shoot
Our third ATA shoot is held on the first Sunday of October, with a work party the Saturday preceding as usual. This event is in honor of Dick Baldwin, our dear friend, Lifetime Pahquioque Member, well know historian of the trap shooting community, past Museum Director of the Trap Hall of Fame, and author of “The Road To Yesterday” series of trap shooting articles and book of the same title.