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
The MTA is proud to announce that we will be hosting the
inaugural USA High School Clay Target League
National Trap Championship July 12-15.
Read the article here
Please note that we will not be taking any
camping reservations until after Jan. 1, 2018
Board of Directors Corner
Your Board of Directors met on October 28 and will meet again on December 16, 2017.
Even though it’s December, there are still registered targets to be had in Michigan. Howard Township has shoots on the 9th, 16th, and 23rd, and East Rockwood has their usual “Boxing Day” shoot on December 26. Many local clubs have meat shoots, winter leagues, games, and just plain practice open all winter long, so don’t put your trap gun away for the winter even if you can’t travel to warmer climes.
I’m pleased to report that the MTA will host the National High School Trap Championship Shoot July 12-15, 2018. This is a non-registered shoot. July 12 is supposed to be a practice day with competition on the 13th, 14th, and 15th. I’m still not exactly certain how this all will work, but we’ve been advised to expect 500 to 650 different youth shooters each day of competition, with everyone shooting 100 sixteen yard targets. There are expected to be quite a few vendors, but we don’t know who is coming yet.
Given that younger shooters sometimes tend to be a bit slower, we will likely use all 10 banks. This creates a need for volunteers to help direct people to the correct parking area. If little Johnny or Joanie is shooting on Bank 9, parking by Bank 2 just won’t work well for coaches, parents or grandparents! We also are looking for volunteers as we need to furnish Range Safety Officers (RSOs). This is not stressful and involves driving a golf cart back and forth, usually covering two banks, and watching for and correcting safety issues and rules violations. The last time I was an RSO, the only issue I had was a young fellow on post one who was standing more than halfway to post two as he was ready to call for a target. Please think about helping the MTA by volunteering to help make this first of a kind shoot at Mason a success.
Here at year’s end, many are looking at some form of tax planning. If you are, please remember that the MTA is a IRS approved 501(C)- 3 organization and thus donations are completely tax deductible.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a new Trap Gun under the tree to all!