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UPMLA Monthly Black Powder Shoots for 2021
Open to: Any safe shooter. (Membership in the UPMLA
is NOT required to participate.)
in cooperation with the
Ottawa Sportsmen's Club
When: Usually first Saturday of the month, January
Dates for 2021: Jan 9, Feb 6,
Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5.
Cancellations: The continuing covid-19 pandemic may result
in modificaitons of the 2021 schedule. Any 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
questions about the shoot schedules.
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 for each participating shooter. Guests free.
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: 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
located on 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: The traditional offer of a $3 lunch prepared
by volunteers is being suspended temporarily this year.
FUN: Guaranteed. Friendship provided at no
For further information please contact:
- Monthly Shoot Organizer: Lyle Hebert
- UPMLA Secretary: Bob Keen
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.