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 Post subject: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:46 am 
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According to NSSA’s latest figures, in 2016 Zone 4 threw 1.9 million registered targets, compared to 2015's 1.7 million. That’s an increase of 10.4%, despite extensive hurricane damage in Florida that caused the cancellation of two large shoots late last year.

Speaking of Florida, several Top-100 shoots take place there every year. Interest remains high, new shooters (including youths and ladies) are entering the game, and shoots are filling up so fast that already at least one (The 54th Dixie) has adjusted their rotations "to accommodate more shooters."

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:01 am 
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that's great news!! Keep up the good work!!


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:00 am 
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Personally I think a few of the shoots in NC have gotten a little larger(especially at bragg), about the same at Durham. Dropped at other places......there may be a small target thrown increase but overall it shows no improvement in the skeet game as far as member retention and participation in NC. I know many of us go a great deal to Southern VA where prices seem in control a little more. Those targets of course would not be counted in zone 4. The new format being attempted this year for the zone 4 (internet)shoot may increase numbers. I have issues where there will be possible weather differences in locations but I will say its good to see the organization making a effort to try something new. Thumbs up for that.

As we have seen nation wide the larger shoots appear to be doing fine and possibly with some increases. The smaller shoots have dwindled and are not held any more or are much smaller. That holds great implications down the road. That has positively happened in NC. Basically we are down to 2-3 clubs. That in itself is some of the reason for the shoots we have growing or holding their own.

Wish I could say differently but that is my opinion as to the reality of the game.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:20 am 
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cbxchris wrote:

As we have seen nation wide the larger shoots appear to be doing fine and possibly with some increases. The smaller shoots have dwindled and are not held any more or are much smaller.


That would be my observation as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:46 am 
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I am trying to revive some Registered Targets Only shoots on Long Island. The small numbers mean no big cash prices and entrance fees are too high for most of the casual shooters, so staying low cost may help.

When I lived in Louisiana, we partnered up with other clubs and spread out the shoots by gauge. One club with one gauge on a Saturday and another with a different gauge on Sunday and then the other two gauges the following weekend with maybe doubles thrown in.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:02 am 
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cbxchris wrote:

As we have seen nation wide the larger shoots appear to be doing fine and possibly with some increases. The smaller shoots have dwindled and are not held any more or are much smaller.


And that is a manifestation of the "points system". If you want points, you must go where the points are.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:54 pm 
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cbxchris wrote:
...there may be a small target thrown increase but overall it shows no improvement in the skeet game as far as member retention and participation in NC.
Last year North Carolina threw 276,554 registered targets, a 7.7% increase over the previous year.

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...The new format being attempted this year for the zone 4 (internet)shoot may increase numbers. I have issues where there will be possible weather differences in locations but I will say its good to see the organization making a effort to try something new. Thumbs up for that.
Zone 6 has run an iZone shoot for two years now; 2016 achieved their best total participation ever with an increase of 20% over 2015. The officers of Zone 4 are hard at work researching the various factors involved in holding a similar shoot. There are a lot of pros and cons to be weighed, so please contact your State and Zone officers with your opinions and suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
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Zone4Skeet wrote:
Last year North Carolina threw 276,554 registered targets, a 7.7% increase over the previous year.


By last year, do you mean Skeet Year 2016? If so, that was a 14 month year.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:14 pm 
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Last year North Carolina threw 276,554 registered targets, a 7.7% increase over the previous year.


By last year, do you mean Skeet Year 2016? If so, that was a 14 month year.


Boy, it would just kill you if there was an increase in skeet targets shot, wouldn't it? You just have to try to poo poo anything positive anybody says about skeet!!

Seriously, how many of those additional targets were shot in November or December of either year? I am sure it is miniscule!!


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:52 pm 
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How many skeet shooters in NC shoot registered? Or at least how many shooters shot those registered targets? Any idea how that compares to the trap and sporting clays targets and shooters in NC? Would be interesting to see the comparisons.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:22 pm 
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6 days after the new year and the NSSA has released 2016 numbers on target numbers?

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:34 pm 
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John Henry wrote:
ShowMe wrote:
Zone4Skeet wrote:
Last year North Carolina threw 276,554 registered targets, a 7.7% increase over the previous year.


By last year, do you mean Skeet Year 2016? If so, that was a 14 month year.


Boy, it would just kill you if there was an increase in skeet targets shot, wouldn't it? You just have to try to poo poo anything positive anybody says about skeet!!

Seriously, how many of those additional targets were shot in November or December of either year? I am sure it is miniscule!!




Our mid summer shoots at Bragg did GREAT. Nothing special in the spring. The state shoot was off due to a number of no shows which is why we probably are going back to a deposit system again. Durham's numbers were slightly off or stagnant.Old Hickory had fair numbers for the pig picking and depressing numbers for the state open. Other than that there are no other major shoots in the state that draw routinely over 20-25 shooters if that. Rowan will not hold the state jr shoot or any registered events. Within the last 5-6 years we have lost Buccaneer,Rowan and Rockingham. If I am not mistake Lejune has pulled out as well for 2017. You cannot lose clubs as that and continue with increases.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Recent adjustments to the figures make the increase 7.3% instead of the 7.7% previously stated.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Your total numbers are off but there is a minor increase. Lejune has dropped out as well for 2017. I tend to think the current numbers are viable as long as we can keep the kids in Gastonia shooting and some members continue their daily registered targets. A decent economy is a must. We never recovered from 2008 as it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:11 am 
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Great picture of a couple of skeet shooting yutes. Can we identify them?


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:38 am 
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lowgun wrote:
Great picture of a couple of skeet shooting yutes. Can we identify them?
Thank you, their parents will need to be consulted first.


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:25 pm 
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cbxchris wrote:
6 days after the new year and the NSSA has released 2016 numbers on target numbers?


And there is a notice out of shoots which have not reported, so that number can only go up!!


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:27 pm 
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cbxchris wrote:
Your total numbers are off but there is a minor increase.


Did he do the math wrong from the product he posted above, or are you using a different product with total targets on it?


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:31 pm 
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ShowMe wrote:
cbxchris wrote:

As we have seen nation wide the larger shoots appear to be doing fine and possibly with some increases. The smaller shoots have dwindled and are not held any more or are much smaller.


And that is a manifestation of the "points system". If you want points, you must go where the points are.


I think you over estimate that! There are very few if any points in the VA state shoot, and yet it is a very nice size shoot. At Richmond this year, so we should see about 150 or so shooters.

People often say they go to shoots because of the people. Well, there are more people to socialize with at Big Shoots! The more, the merrier!


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 Post subject: Re: Skeet Shooter Numbers Have Been Climbing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:13 pm 
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ShowMe wrote:
By last year, do you mean Skeet Year 2016? If so, that was a 14 month year.
That's true. During the extra two months, two clubs each scheduled two "monthly targets" events. Of those four shoots, one has been formally cancelled and the other three have, at this time, reported a total of 300 targets thrown. Subtracting those targets from the "CURR YR TGTS" would lower the adjusted increase from 7.3% to 7.2%




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