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UPMLA Monthly Black Powder Shoots for 2022
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 2022: Jan 8, Feb 5,
Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4.
Schedule Changes: The continuing covid-19 pandemic
may result in modifications of the original 2022 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. There are no
fees for non-shooters. A donation of $5 per person is requested
for lunch; see below.
Firearms: Shhoters may use any traditional muzzle
loader, sidehammer or underhammer, flint lock or 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: Most shots must be taken 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 on request for
shooters who are under 12 years of age or who are handicapped.
Shoot participants should plan on taking a total of 16 to 20
shots. The format will typically be as follows:
• Six shots outdoors, paper target, distance 25
• Six shots outdoors at gongs or novelty objects,
distance 5-100 yards.
• Six shots at paper or novelty targets, indoors,
distance about 50 feet.
Shoot organizers reserve the right to alter the format based on
weather or other circumstances, including the whim of the shoot
Teams: At some shoots, two-person teams may be
chosen semi-randomly from the shooters that are present. Members
of a team must coordinate shooting on selected sets of targets.
Awards: Place ribbons will be awarded to high-scoring
individual shooters or teams.
Range Facilities: An outdoor covered range helps to
keep some of the snow or rain off shooters. An indoor
range provides some warmth on very cold days and is used when
shooting at some close-range targets.
Lunch: A volunteer-prepared lunch is usually made
available after shooting has ended.
Sponsorship: The UPMLA sponsors the shoots held in
February and May. The Ottawa Sportsmen's Club and the UPMLA are
co-sponsors of the shoots of January, March, April, and June.
FUN: Guaranteed. Friendship provided at no
For further information please contact:
- Monthly Shoot Organizer:
- UPMLA President:
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