Sadly, we must once again cancel our 2022 Sportsman’s Day event that was to be held at Friendly Farm Restaurant in Upperco, MD. Supply chain issues with ammunition factories have made it all but impossible to acquire the shotgun shells needed for the trap shooting event, even at skyrocketing prices. For this reason, Tracey Groves, President or Heartwood Outdoors, who oversees the trap shooting portion of our event each year, has had to cancel all his shooting events in 2022 and has been told the ammunition situation will not improve until well into 2023.
Other costs have gone up as well – tent, table and chair rentals have gone up nearly 50% from three years ago, not to mention increases in food prices.
With such sharp rises in cost, the association will need to assess if this event can be continued in years to come. Clearly there will be, of necessity, significant increases in the per person cost for future Sportsman’s Days.”