Welcome to the M.T.A.

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

Stats from the 2018 Michigan State Shoot

664 Shooters classified
448 from Michigan
103 from Ohio
31 from Illinois
32 from Indiana
23 from Ontario
15 states and 1 Province were represented.

Weather seems to have reduced participation in events 4,5, and 6 when compared to 2017. In 2017 we had, 97, 110, and 81 shooters in these three events. In 2018 we had, 64, 63, and 56 shoot in these three events. Much higher participation in later events (the weather was hot, but much better) resulted in more total targets being thrown.
310,600 registered targets were thrown (not counting practice!),
vs 308,400 in 2017.

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Board of Directors Corner
Post State Shoot 2018 Edition

Your Board of Directors met several times during the State Shoot. The next meeting is scheduled during the National High School Championships July 12-15.

Some may have missed the dates posted for the 2019 Shoots:
•Spring Team, May 2-5, 2019
•Great Lakes Grand, May 21-26, 2019
•State Shoot, July 2-7, 2019
•Fall Team, September 5-8, 2019

During the State Shoot, Darrell Hayes was again elected as our ATA Delegate, with Jeff Russell and Don Hoffman serving as alternates.

In MTA Board of Directors news, Larry Telfer stepped down from the Board after many years of service and serving again as President for the 2017-2018 term. His expertise will be sorely missed. Jeff Russell was re-elected to a three-year term on the Board and will continue to serve as Secretary-Treasurer. Hall of Famer Jim Doolittle volunteered and was appointed to a one-year term on the Board. As is customary, the incoming Board of Directors met after the Nominating Meeting to choose officers for the next term. Ryan Ewing was elected Vice President and JB Lewis will serve as President. The terms of office for the Directors and Officers begin and end at the end of the State Shoot.

The first ever National High School Championship Shoot will be held at our Home Grounds July 12-15. The entries have been cut off at 1400 young shooters. With Thursday as a practice day, the rest of the days will be quite busy. We will be using 36 program traps with each shooter shooting all 100 on the same trap (no banks of four traps as is standard). The trap maintenance team has been working hard to ensure that everything is ready. And yes, we ordered more targets!

Our next ATA shoot is the Fall Team Shoot September 6-9, 2018. Please remember that the $1.00 per hundred “White Flyer” surcharge is still in effect so each event costs a buck more per hundred than is in the booklet.

Remember to keep your head on the stock,
JB