Earl Pellent, a shooter for more than 50 years, passed away in 1984 at the age of 82. Earl, who won the South Dakota doubles championship in 1947, the year before he moved to California, registered 111,650 singles, 118,125 handicap and 41,000 doubles targets during his career.

One of Earl's proudest accomplishments was that in 23 years he missed shooting only three weekends, which Jimmy Robinson wrote had to be a record. On his 82nd birthday, some of Earl's friends presented him with the ATA Life Membership he had always wanted.

In addition to being known for his shooting accomplishments, Earl was an inventor of such shooting items as a gun carrying cart and different types of shell carriers and reloading tools. In his early years, he worked as a police officer and later became a game warden.

Earl Pellant was inducted in to the California Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 1986.