California State Trapshooting Association - CSTA

This Association is affiliated with the Pacific International Trapshooting Association and its purpose shall be to bring the trap shooters of the State of California into a closer relationship and is formed for the purpose of securing and maintaining proper rules and regulations for the enjoyment and development of the sport of trapshooting within the State of California.

2016 California State Shoot will be held on May 26 - 30, 2016 at Livermore/Pleasanton Rod & Gun Club, Livermore, CA.  We will be celebrating our 80th Anniversary at this shoot.  This year’s honoree is Dan Bonillas. Dan has accomplished more class, handicap, double, HAA and HOA wins than any other shooter at the CSTA State shoots. If it wasn’t for Dan we would not heard of Perazzi and trapshooting wouldn’t have been as strong as it is without him.  Dan is a person you can talk to about trapshooting, hunting, and sports in general. When you see Dan this year stop and shake his hand and say ``Thank You” and congratulations as the 2016 honoree

California Trapshooting Association was originally founded in 1915 by Col. O. N. Ford. The Association conducted shoots during this period of time. However, the first official written document dated June 20, 1920, is from Col. O. N. Ford concerning perpetual purses. He was apparently the ex-official President, Secretary and Treasurer until the association was officially organized on July 27, 1935, and C. W.. Wood was elected President and O. N. Ford was elected Secretary.