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. Arrangements to follow.

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 January 17, 2017.

I hope everyone got their “Schedule of Invitational Events” booklets. Note that it looks like the only registered shoot here in Michigan in February is at Ottawa Lake Sportsman’s Club on the 25th. In the booklet, it says Daytona 500 Singles so if you’re going, take along a couple flats of shells. If I remember right, Ottawa Lake SC is a few miles Southeast of Blissfield.

The State Shoots booklet covering the programs for the Team Shoots and the State Shoot at Mason is in the final review stage. Larry Telfer has been doing great work on it.
The Great Lakes Grand shoot program booklet is mailed out later by the ATA. It too is in the late editing stage.
At this time of year, the Board of Directors is doing a lot of important administrative items in addition to the booklets. A few examples include; there is a required campground permit, so inspection of that area has to be scheduled, and of course we need to buy about 1.1 million clay targets this year, so getting several bids is a good idea. The bids need to be evaluated, the contract awarded, etc. Also, it’s the time of year to get the 2016 books closed and audited so that the IRS and the State of Michigan can be “communicated with” …

Our next Board meeting is February 28, 2017

JB