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
Pre-squad will be open March 1, 2020 for all MTA Shoots. Cost will be $4 per person / per shoot. Select events available during some shoots.
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Board of Directors Corner
December – January Edition
It’s just before Christmas and time for a December – January Director’s Corner.
Many of you already know that Jeff Russell resigned from the Board of Directors to take the position of Club Manager at the MTA. Jeff will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the MTA, which is an awfully big job. This important change does leave the Board of Directors with only five members, instead of the seven we should have. If anyone is able to help and fill an open position, please contact any Board Member.
I’ve had several questions about the lead reclamation work. Yes, we did not do the full length of the trap range. The price of lead fell (someone suggested that China had already painted all the Christmas toys with lead paint so they didn’t need to buy as much…) so we selectively reclaimed where it made good economic sense. Paying to reclaim when we will get paid to reclaim in a year or two just doesn’t make good sense. We did net about $41,000 for the 84 tons of reclaimed lead. We should resample the remaining areas in about two years. If the price of lead goes up a bit, it will make sense to reclaim those areas.
We received our annual rebate from the ATA. This year, it was about $7,000. We get this rebate by selling both ATA Life Memberships and ATA Annual Memberships.
July 8 – 12, 2020 will mark the third ever National High School Trapshooting Championship. Once again it will be hosted by the MTA. We are more than 99% done with the contract to host this huge event through 2024. I presently expect that we will have a signed contract in early January. In 2019, with just under 1700 young shooters, coaches, parents, siblings, grandparents, etc., we had about 5,500 people on the grounds. With this crowd, we had about 70 parking places left, so more have been added for 2020. Look for the change on the West side of Sycamore Creek South of the roads.
In closing, I wish all Happy Holidays and a lot of safe shooting in 2020.