Shotgun League: 5-Stand, Week 6

Hi Everyone,

Not a bad shoot.  We had 7 squads shooting.  Hot, but clear weather.  No rain until we were driving away!

We have only 2 Thursdays left, and several need to catch up.  When you think of it, by the time you are all caught up, you will have a ton of practice, and possibly a sore arm!  LOL

Hope to see you out there on the 25th.

Peter Gantz

Shotgun League: 5-Stand, Week 5

Hi Everyone,

Well, the rain came…but was over by the time the second squad started.  The clouds cleared, the sky turned blue…all and all, it was a great shoot.  We had six squads shooting…good competition, with lots of fun and laughter to boot!

Peter Gantz

Shotgun League: 5-Stand, Week 4

Hi Everyone,

What a great shoot, along with great weather!

Notice the score of 25 for Jim Odle!!!! (Ruben Garcia made a perfect score also . . . however, it was a Practice Round . . . Bummer!)

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION …From 8 AM until 10:45AM the Shotgun League will be hosting a free round (25 shots) on either the: • SKEET Range • 5 STAND Range • TRAP Range (shooting doubles) Only 10 coupons will be available at each respective range .  Soooo . . . first come first serve!!!!!! There will be a short recess at 9:30 AM for an election of New Members at the 100 yard range.

Peter Gantz

Shotgun League: 5-Stand, Week 3

Hi Everyone,

We had a great shoot . . . the weather, though warm, had a nice little breeze.

We added a bunch of new shooters that we now have a total of 22 shooting for score.

We had a total of 8 Squads, and yet still left early.

MUCH THANKS must go to David Caudill, David Schmidt, and Mike Pitsikoulis for spending 4 hours of their Saturday morning fixing and setting up new targets!  I am told that they are now “User/Shooter Friendly” . . . I think that means we will be able to see them!!! LOL

I have heard nothing but praise for the New 5-Stand Pavilion . . . soon (Polk County Inspectors Version of Soon) we will have electricity for lightingand FANS!!!!  I feel so spoiled! 

Anyway . . . make it out for Thursday’s shoot . . . see you there!

Peter Gantz

Shotgun League: 5-Stand, Week 2

Hi Everyone,

There was a great shoot for Week 2, even though the rains came and went and came and went . . . we are so thankful that the new 5-Stand Pavilion is COVERED!!!

We had new shooters added to the 5-Stand League, and it is shaping up to be a good 8 weeks.

Hope to see more of you out there at the next shoot!

Thank you,


Shotgun League:  5-Stand, Week 1

Hi Everyone,

Once the rain stopped, we finally had shooters!  There were 20 rounds shot, 9 being for score.

Peter Gantz

Shotgun League – Trap, Week 8

The conclusion to a very successful Trap Cycle. Mike Pitsikoulis held on to win this trap competition. It should also be noted that Dan Egbert has significantly improved to have come in second. Congratulations to all league members, for all of you finished the league. That shows commitment to the sport.

I am passing the reins of league chairman to Peter Gantz. Please support him as you supported me. I will be taking a longer sabbatical than usual. After 4 ½ years at the helm, I need a break. Thank you all for all the help you have given me.

The next scheduled cycle will be 5-Stand beginning June 6th, with a break ½ way through for the Fourth of July. Celebrate this day with safety and remembrance of what it took to obtain freedom.  Once lost, history shows it is very hard to regain.

This Thursday evening is only for League members as listed below. It is fun and party night. Next week I start my long needed rest.

Thanks to all,


Shotgun League:  5-Stand, Week 8

Hi all,

Congratulations to Jim Odle for shooting the only 25 straight of this cycle, tacking high gun honors for the week, and winning the league. With 14 rounds for score and 17 for practice (not all practice rounds were shot by league members), a good time was had by all. Next week is the fun night and party for the league members. Then I will take my sabbatical week.

The new cycle will start on March 21, 2019. We will be shooting Trap on the North Field. I am hoping I will be able to hold a clinic for those who need a little help getting on target. Trap is the ideal venue to do this as I can set the machine to throw straight away targets. From the 5 stations, folks will be able to see when to pull the trigger and follow through. Bring a couple extra boxes of shells to participate. For those shooting trap, I will see you in three weeks.

For those shooting the fun night, I’ll see you next Thursday.