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UPMLA Monthly Black Powder Shoots for 2021
Information Below has been updated (21 March 2021)
in cooperation with the
Ottawa Sportsmen's Club
Open to: Any safe shooter. (UPMLA membership is NOT
required to participate.)
When: Usually first Saturday of the month, January
Dates for 2021: Jan 9,
Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3,
May 1, Jun 5.
Note: The shoot scheduled for February 6 was
Schedule Changes: The continuing covid-19 pandemic
may result in modifications of the original 2021 schedule.
Announcements about this will be posted on the home page of the
UPMLA website as far in advance as possible. Contact the
organizers (see below) with your questions about the shoot
schedules and activities.
Where: Ottawa Sportsmen's Club, Hiway M-38 about six
miles west of Baraga, Michigan. See map below. (Link to Ottawa Club web site).
Time: Registration begins 10:30 AM (Eastern time).
Shooting begins at 11:00 AM.
Fees: $3 for each participating shooter; non-shooters
free. A donation of $3 per person is requested for lunch; see
Firearms: Any traditional muzzle loader, sidehammer
or underhammer, flint lock or percussion cap lock, rifled or
smoothbored, loaded with patched round lead balls, using open
sights. Peep and optical sights are generally not permissible.
Contact organizer (see below) with any questions about what may
Course of fire: There are usually 16-20 shots total.
Most shots will require shooting from the off hand position, in
which the upper arm may rest against the chest. Other positions,
for example, seated on a stump, prone behind a log, etc., may be
required for a particular target. Modifications of position may
be permitted for shooters who are under 12 years of age or
Six shots will be taken at an outdoor paper target at 25-yards.
Typically about six additional shots will be made outdoors at
assorted metal silhouettes, gongs, or novelty objects placed from
5 to 100 yards ahead of the firing points. Some targets may be
placed in the indoor range.
At some shoots for some targets, two- or three-person teams may
be selected semi-randomly from the shooters that are present.
Awards: Place Ribbons are awarded to high-scoring
shooters for outdoor, indoor, and any special 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: Beginning with the shoot of April 3, we will
begin again to offer a volunteer-prepared lunch after shooting.
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.
FUN: Guaranteed. Friendship provided at no
For further information please contact:
- Monthly Shoot Organizer: Lyle Hebert
- UPMLA Secretary: Bob Keen