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UPMLA Monthly Black Powder Shoots for 2018
Open to: Any safe shooter. (UPMLA membership is NOT
required to participate.)
in cooperation with the
Ottawa Sportsmen's Club
When: Usually first Saturday of the month, January
Dates for 2018: Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar
3, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2.
(See also the UPMLA
Fall Open Invitational Shoot, October 6, 2018.)
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.
Firearms: Any traditional muzzle loader, sidehammer or
underhammer, flint lock or percussion cap lock, rifled or
smoothbored, having open sights, and using patched round lead
balls. Peep and optical sights are generally not permissible.
Contact organizer (see below) with any questions about what may
Course of fire: Usually about 16-20 shots total.
Targets normally include metal silhouette and novelty targets
from 5 to 100 yards, and three or four paper targets with
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 that are present.
For the shoots of January through June, six of the shots taken
by each shooter will be at a special 25-yard target for the
inter-club postal match. (Link to
the 2018 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: An outdoor covered range helps to
keep some of the snow or rain off the shooters. An indoor
range may provide 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
For further information please contact:
- Monthly Shoot Organizer: Jon Henkel
11428 US Highway 41, Pelkie, MI 49958
- UPMLA President: John Pera
Sponsorship: The UPMLA sponsors the shoots held in
February, and May. The Ottawa Sportsmen's Club and the
UPMLA co-sponsor the shoots of January, March, April, and June.