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Warm welcome at the state trap shoot

I wanted to drop a note thanking the team that put on the Wyoming State Trap Shoot over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

This was my first registered state trap shoot and I had a great experience. The weather was hot, which must have added to the warmth of those who were running the event.

Having planned and executed dozens of large events in the private nonprofit sector for most of my career, I know a well-run program when I see it. The state shoot was well run.

It helped having a big brother, Kevin Nelson, guide me around, but everything from registration to the water stations was well thought out. I found your teams helpful, friendly and accommodating.

One particular experience showed me the commitment of your team to help us “newbies.”

I’m sure many of you heard about the “new guy” who walked off the line in the middle of a doubles shoot. That was me. I forgot that I was supposed to keep moving to the next house — it was a rookie mistake that has brought a lot of laughter to my brother and a few others I’m told.

Anyway, when I found out that I had messed up, a seperate doubles trap was set up for me to finish my round so my score could officially be recorded for the ATA. That, in my opinion, was beyond the call of duty and was deeply appreciated.

If there is ever another state shoot in Sheridan, I will do my best to show up again and maybe this time I’ll finish a doubles round on schedule. And hopefully beat my brother at his own club.

 

Tony Nelson

Sandpoint, Idaho

 


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