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

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
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
To make your camping reservations
please visit our camping page

Board of Directors Corner
January/February Edition

Your Board of Directors met on December 16, 2017 and January 18, 2018.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 1.

Registered Trapshooting in Michigan is in the “deep freeze” until mid- March. Four clubs kick things off again the weekend of March 17 & 18. Check your Schedule of Invitational Events booklets or the information posted here on the website.

This year it’s time for the lead reclamation work at Mason to be scheduled. The plan right now is for this work to be done after the July 12-15 National High School Championship and before the September 6-9 Fall Team Shoot. Samples have been taken in four areas and will be run to determine the best reclamation strategy as soon as the samples thaw out.

The review of the programs for the team shoots and the State Championship Shoot is complete and the printer has them now. The Great Lakes Grand program is in the final review stage and should be back to the ATA (who prints and mails all the satellite Grand programs) by February 1st.

In Great Lakes Grand news, Krieghoff advises that they will once again have a factory gunsmith in attendance. They plan to bring several demo guns as they did in 2017. I really liked that K-20 Parcours model, but my wife had other ideas. Confound it, I’ve been retired half a decade and still have a boss…

I look forward to seeing many of you at the annual Work Day at Mason which this year is April 21. If you haven’t participated before, bring your gun and a few boxes of shells as after the work is done, there are free targets which are used to train new scorekeepers.

JB