You got that right. The two major shoots on Long Island are the Lobster Open and the Long Island Challenge. Both are 5 even shoots. Doubles on Friday, two guns on Saturday and two on Sunday. To get into all 5 events, the least expensive package is $310.00. Breakfasts and Lunches are provided on Saturday and Sunday and Saturday night there is a huge 2 Lobster or 1 lobster and steak or two steak dinner with all the fixing and beer and wine for $40.00 per person. That is the only bargain. Sunday night is a buffet or what was left over from Saturday.
I buy factor target shot shells when they are on sale and only shoot factory in competition. I have 180 flats at the moment. I try to always shoot AA or STS so even with the sale prices and the Winchester Rebates I end up around $7.50 a box for 12 / 20 gauge and $9.00 for 28/.410. I do have Estates, Gun Clubs and Rios all bought for $5.00 per box or less on sale for 12 / 20 and $7.00 for 28/.410. It still gets expensive.
I will be hosting some Honors Only Registered Shoots at my home club this spring and summer. I do not have to renew as a referee until 2022.
When I lived in Louisiana and then in Nashville. I belonged to clubs that partnered with other clubs in the area and we would run 2 guns at one club on Saturday with another club running the other two guns on Sunday. Back in the 90s we could shot registered targets every weekend almost all year and our squad would travel to San Anton to the West, New Orleans to the South, Ft Campbell to the North and Jackson Mississippi to the East.
2 of the squad still are members in Monroe as well as the son of one of our other squad members who past a few years back. They were fun times.