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April ATA Delegate Report
Richard Clinton “Dick” Collins, Jr., age 71, resident of Cordova and husband of Carla Poole Collins, departed this life Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett.

Services of Remembrance for Mr. Collins will be conducted at 2 P.M. Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Hope Church in Cordova. A visitation for Mr. Collins will be from 1 until 2 P.M. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Hope Church. Arrangements will be provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center - West Chapel at Oakland.

Mr. Collins was born February 21, 1946 in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Dyersburg High School Class of 1964 and was married February 10, 1990 to the former Carla Poole. He was the owner and landscaper at East Memphis Lawn & Landscape, Incorporated and was a member and elder at Hope Church. Mr. Collins enjoyed trap shooting, traveling and will be remembered for his storytelling.

Mr. Collins is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carla Poole Collins of Cordova, TN; two daughters, Cristi Bramlett Muston (Josh) of Oakland, TN, Amy Collins Hefner (Robert) of Millington, TN; two sons, Michael Shane Collins (Regina) of Nashville, TN, Ryan Evan Bramlett (Lindsey) of Oakland, TN; his sister-in-law, Anne Collins of Charlotte, NC; and six grandchildren, Nick Collins, Mackenzie Collins, Mary Kate Collins, Eyan Muston, Cami Grace Bramlett and Spencer Muston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Clinton Collins, Sr. and Mary Katherine Dawson Collins and his brother, Robert Collins.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes Boys Ranch, 9224 Quito Road, Millington, TN 38053 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
May ATA Delegate Report
This month we have 2 State Shoots in the Southern Zone.  
South Carolina--- May 17-21 at Spartanburg GC, Pacolet.
Followed by Mississippi—May 25-28 at Coast R & PC, Biloxi. 

If you want to stay closer to home, both Nashville and Memphis are having a 2 day shoot on May 20-21. 
Nashville Gun Club is hosting the Music City shoot . They shoot 200 Singles & 100 Handicap on Saturday. Then on Sunday they shoot 100 of each Singles, Handicap and Doubles.
Memphis Gun Club is hosting the MidSouth Open. They will shoot 200 Singles on Saturday. Then on Sunday they shoot 200 Handicap followed by 100 Doubles.  Both of these Annual shoots started over a half century ago.

29 Tennesseans attended the Southern Grand in Florida. Those winning trophies were Hunter Morton, Amy Dement, Seth Cooper, Kerry Davis, Katie Barnett, Mitchel Loveless, Joe Dement, Troy Seiber,
Chase Kopeck, Alan Loveless and Chandler Brown.

At our February Board meeting we voted to try the 2-Bank system. We will start 6 squads at a time on the odd numbered traps, shoot 50 targets and then move to the adjoining even trap to shoot the final 50 targets.
June 13 & 14, 2017 is the Tennessee Aim Shoot.  Followed by the 104th Tennessee State Shoot June 15-18 at the TCTC in Nashville, TN.

Once again this year we will be giving Resident as well as Non-Resident trophies and AA Points Pins for second and third place in all categories. 

Read the RULEBOOK, please.

Check out our website at Shootatatn.com for more info.

For questions or further information contact me at bcook27@bellsouth.net or 731-217-9957.

Billy Cook

ATA Delegate-TN
With the start of April trapshooting season gets well underway.

April 4-9 38th Southwestern Grand American at National SC, San Antonio, TX.

April 19-23 Mike Seitz Memorial Shoot at Hog Heaven Gun Club, White Pine, TN.

April 27-30 Georgia State Shoot at South River Gun Club, Covington, GA.

Congratulations to Andrew Chase Kobeck. While shooting at the Spring Grand Andrew broke a 98 in the Preliminary Handicap for a first time move to 27 yard line. 

On a sad note. Ron Penn 74 of Blytheville, AR passed away on February 7. Ron was one of the first shooters I met when I started in the early 80’s. He shot monthly at the Henderson and Memphis Gun Club.

At our February Board meeting we voted to try the 2-Bank system. We will start 6 squads at a time on the odd numbered traps, shoot 50 targets and then move to the adjoining even trap to shoot the final 50 targets.
June 13 & 14, 2017 is the Tennessee Aim Shoot, followed by the 104th Tennessee State Shoot June 15-18 at the TCTC at Nashville, TN.

Once again this year we will be giving Resident as well as Non-Resident trophies and AA Points Pins for second and third place in all categories. 

Read the RULEBOOK, please.

Check out our website at Shootatatn.com for more info.