Greetings Shooters,

Back in February of this year, the Maine Trapshooting Association along with the members of the Scarborough Fish & Game Trapshooting Committee formed a State Shoot Planning Committee comprised of 25 members, including a Ph.D. in immunology.  Our mandate was to capture a better understanding of the health and safety risks pertaining to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, as well as the actions that would be required in accordance with CDC and State guidelines to mitigate such risks.

We took several steps to collect objective information outside of our committee, including an online survey sent to 204 past State Shoot participants to obtain their feedback and concerns, while also continuously monitoring COVID-19 infection rates in the Northeast and updates from the Maine CDC.

After 8 weeks of deliberate study and discussion of the known health risks associated with COVID-19, including the possibility of a second strain of this virus in the Fall, along with the lack of an approved vaccine, our committee  unanimously decided to cancel the 2020 Maine State shoot to ensure the health and safety of our trapshooting participants, volunteers, workers, and their families.

While we are extremely disappointed in not being able to host a State Shoot in 2020, we are simply unwilling to risk your health and safety during these uncertain times.

Please stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you at the Maine State Shoot in 2021!

David Japhet
MTA President