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!