Welcome to the Michigan Trapshooting Association. Located in Mason, Michigan 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. The MTA hosts 4 major trap shoots per year with a facility that includes 44 trap fields, over 150 campsites, and over 300 acres of gorgeous Michigan landscape. The MTA also hosts A.I.M., S.C.T.P., & High School events including State and Regional Competitions. MAP
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Board of Directors Corner
October 2018 Edition
Your Board of Directors met Both before and after the Fall Team Shoot. The next meeting is scheduled for October 20.
The first ever National High School Championship Shoot was held at our Home Grounds July 12-15. We had 1273 young shooters from as far away as Oregon, Washington State, and West Texas. Counting practice, we threw 403,000 targets! On Thursday, the practice day, we had 21 practice traps full of young shooters shooting safely. Thanks go to the many volunteers who helped make this event a great success. We are negotiating to get a contract to host this event again.
Parking on the West end, what we would call banks 9 and 10, was a mess during this event with so many cars parked there and in the West campground that the “porta-john” folks had trouble getting in to service these necessities. When you come to the MTA Grounds next time, you’ll find that the trees and berm that were South of the road by Banks 9 and 10 are gone and the area graded and seeded which should provide additional parking for 150-200 cars. Thanks to Rick Jensen who certainly has an expert touch with a bulldozer.
The 44th Annual Fall Team Shoot was September 6-9 and it sure felt like fall! Despite the cool weather, attendance and participation was pretty much the same as last year. We had a lot of labor issues (people called in to tell us it was too cold to sit outside and keep score) and this will be a subject of discussion at the October Board Meeting. The last target shot at the MTA for 2018 was broken by Alex Hoffman, grandson of ATA Alternate Delegate Don Hoffman, in a Sunday afternoon shootoff.
A lot of you use Interstate 94 to connect with US-127 to get to our MTA Home Grounds. Please be aware that there is a major road reconstruction project on I-94 between Sargent road on the East side of Jackson County and M-60 on the West side of Jackson County. US-127 is pretty much in the middle of this project. The project includes several bridge replacements, and intersection redesigns. The work is scheduled to cause traffic delays until October 2019 although it may be longer as they aren’t working on it right now as there is a labor lockout underway. At present the delays are not bad with some lane shifts and narrow lanes.
Our next ATA shoot is the 28th Annual Spring Team Shoot May 2-5, 2019.
Remember to support your local club as there are still quite a few shoots this year.