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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
June 2019 Edition

Your Board of Directors met on May 27, after the Great Lakes Grand. The Spring Team Shoot and the Great Lakes Grand are complete and the 109th annual State Shoot is set for July 2-7 at Mason.

The recently completed Great Lakes Grand was a real triumph for young shooters. Ryan Denes, a very young Sub-Junior shooter from Ohio won the 1000 target HOA. A Junior shooter, Ian Lawrence, from Illinois, won the 400 target HAA. Michigan’s thirteen-year-old Alex Hoffman won the Championship Handicap beating some tough competition in the shootoff. Complete results and options information are on this website.

Next up at Mason is the June 15, Michigan High School Championship. We expect 970 young student shooters from high schools around the state. This championship, which is part of the USA Clay Target League, has grown by leaps and bounds from 300 shooters two years ago to 600 shooters last year and this year to almost 1000! It’s easy to see why this is the fastest growing segment of trapshooting.

The second ever USA Clay Target League National High School Championship Shoot will be held at Mason July 10-14, 2019. We expect about 1400-1600 young shooters. Practice will start at noon on July 10 and continue on July 11. We’re expecting to have to use 40 fields for practice for this day and a half. We need volunteers for this shoot. The economic impact of this shoot is amazing. Our campground will be full, and almost all hotel rooms in Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, and Jackson are already booked with shooters and their families.

Most of you know that the Mortgage has finally been paid off. The Board of Directors has declared Wednesday, July 3, 2019 as “Shooter Appreciation Day”. After the Event 5 Shootoff, we’re going to have some free pulled pork, side dishes, several beverages and a mortgage burning around the bonfire. Please plan to attend and join the festivities. Of course families are welcome, and it wouldn’t be like us if we didn’t have some “Give Aways”. Please see the accompanying note on how these are going to work.

JB