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2023 Open Invitational and Fall Memorial Shoot

Open Invitational:  The shoot is open to any safe shooter. (UPMLA membership is NOT required to participate.)

Date:  Saturday, October 7, 2023

Location:  Ottawa Sportsmen's Club, on Highway M-38 six miles west of Baraga, Michigan.

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

Fee:  $3 entry fee.

Events:  Because the weather in October can be erratic and unpredictable, all four events may be held in the Ottawa club's indoor shooting range.
  1. Muzzle Loading Firearm:   Six shots at a paper target. Standing offhand position. Five best hits will count for score.

  2. Muzzle Loading Firearm:   A "Best-X" partner shoot. Each partner will fire two shots at a paper target from standing offhand position. Partners will be selected semi-haphazardly on site.

    For Events 1 and 2 firearms must be traditional muzzle loading firearms --sidehammer or underhammer, flint lock or percussion cap lock, rifled or smoothbored, having open sights, using patched round lead balls. Peep and optical sights are generally not permissible. Handguns are not permissable. Contact organizer (see below) with any questions about what may be acceptable.

  3. Traditional Hawk and Knife Throwing:   Three throws with hawk and three with knife. Five best throws will count for score.

  4. Traditional Longbow Shooting:   Six shots with longbow. Five best shots will count for score.
Awards:  The type and number of awards for high- scoring individuals and team members awards have not yet been determined. The perpetual traveling Memorial Trophy will go to the individual with the best aggregate score for events 1, 3, and 4.

Lunch:  There will be a potluck lunch after the conclusion of the shooting and any other events. Participants should bring a dish to share.

For further information please contact:
  • UPMLA President: Andy Schumer
      phone: 906-370-1570

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