Welcome!

Welcome to the Michigan Trapshooting Association. Located in the heart of the beautiful Great Lakes State, the MTA home grounds are easily accessible on a major highway, with restaurants, motels, airports, stores, and a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. MAP

Delbert NyeThe Michigan Trapshooting Association is saddened to hear of the passing of Delbert Nye, 2015 MTA Hall Of Fame Inductee. Del was always a familiar face around the MTA. We will be forever grateful for his years of service to the MTA, the trapshooting community, and for his hospitality and friendship. Our thoughts go out to his wife Gerry, his family, and friends. A celebration of lift service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Kingsley High School Gymnasium with a reception to follow. Obituary

Thank You!

It takes many people, paid and volunteers, to carry out a successful Trap Shoot. The MTA Board of Directors send a grateful “Thank You” to everyone who contributed and helped with the MTA shoots over the past years. You are all Champions of Michigan Trapshooting.

Attention Michigan High Schoolers!!!

The Michigan Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame is proud to announce that beginning in 2018, a new Scholarship is being made available to deserving High School Seniors. Instructions and application can be found on the MTA Hall of Fame page and at the MTA home grounds, or by contacting any
Hall of Fame Board Member.

Board of Directors Corner

Your MTA Board of Directors met on February 28, 2017.

I note three shoots in March, East Rockwood, Dundee, and St. Joseph County. In April, there’s a shoot or two every week. Please also remember the MTA workday on April 22. Swing by and help us get the grounds ready for the Spring Team Shoot. If you haven’t done this yet, it involves a few hours of work and shooting a couple rounds of free practice which is used to train new scorers.

The State Shoots booklet is expected to be mailed out by mid-March. The program is already posted here on the web site. If you look closely at the program, you will find that for a few events (not all, just a few!!) the price went up $1.00 to $30.00 per hundred. For those few events, you’ll see that there are more trophies, for example, look at Event 10 in the State Shoot. When you give out more trophies there are two ways to do it. You can give out keychains or plastic coin purses or raise the price a bit and have something much nicer…

The new insurance company required that we install a fire suppression system in the exhaust hood over the range and fryer in the kitchen. We also need to obtain a special type of fire extinguisher to put out grease fires. Even with the generous donation of many of the pieces of the suppression system, the project will cost somewhat more than $3,000.

Contractors are preparing estimates for some needed electrical work. We need electricity in the shootoff shack (it gets really dark in there when we have a late shootoff) and several electrical pedestals need to be replaced. We hope to get this work complete before May.

Our next Board meeting is March 23, 2017

JB