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UPMLA Monthly Black Powder Shoots for 2015
in cooperation with the
Ottawa Sportsmen's Club

Open to:  Any safe shooter. (UPMLA membership is not needed to participate.)

When:  First Saturday of each month January through June, and October.
(For 2015:   Jan 3,   Feb 7,   Mar 7,   Apr 4,   May 2,   Jun 6,   Oct 3)
Note:  The UPMLA sponsors the shoots held in February, May, and October.

Where:  Ottawa Sportsmen's Club, Highway M-38 six miles west of Baraga, Michigan (Link to Ottawa Club web site).

Time:  Registration 10:30 AM (Eastern time zone). Shooting begins at 11:00 AM.

Fees:  $3 to shoot and another $3 for lunch.

Course of fire:  Usually about 16-20 shots total. Targets usually include metal silhouette and novelty targets from 5 to 100 yards, and three or four paper targets one or two shots each. An offhand unsupported position is required for most shots, with some exceptions for juniors under 12 years of age and for handicapped shooters.

At some shoots for some targets, two- or three-person teams may be selected semi-randomly from the shooters.

For the shoots of January through June, six shots are taken by each shooter at a special 25-yard target for the inter-club postal match. (Link to 2015 Team Postal Match web page.)

Awards:  Place Ribbons are given for success on the paper targets and sometimes are awarded for the other targets.

Range Facilities:  Outdoor covered range helps to keep some of the snow or rain off the shooters.  An indoor range provides some warmth on very cold days and is used when shooting at some of the paper targets.

Lunch:  Lunch is provided by different volunteer members every month.

FUN:  Guaranteed.  Friendship provided at no additional charge.

For further information please contact:
  • Monthly Shoot Organizer: Jon Henkel

  • UPMLA President: John Pera

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