Minnesota Trapshooting Association


Obituary for Byron B. Churchill | Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to a good man, and HOF shooter.

dingmannfuneral.com Obituary for Byron B. Churchill | Byron B. Churchill, age 75, of Maple Lake, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at CentraCare Health-Monticello. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake with Father Marty Shallbetter as the Ce...

Congratulations to the 2019 Minnesota All State Teams!

[09/25/19]   HOF Nominations deadline is November 1st. Please submit any nominations to our ATA Delegate or Alternates by then! Requirements and contact information can be found on the MTA Website!

Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)

Online Average Cards are now available! Here are the steps of how to print it from your account!

Lakeview Funeral Home

A celebration of life service for Steven R. Shane, 64, of Fairmont, MN, will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be two hours prior to the time of service from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church. Steve passed away Monday morning, August 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at his home near Fairmont. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

[08/22/19]   The Del-Tone/Luth Gun Range will be hosting a Jackpot Shoot this coming Sunday, August 25th. Twenty Five 16 yard targets, plust 25 handicap targets. Handicap yardage is determined by your 16 yard score plus 2, unless your ATA yardage is longer for registered shooters. Lewis Class system is in play, so any score can win. $18/per entry, which $4 goes into the winners pot. Shooters can enter as many times as they would like.
Shoot starts at 10:00am.

PS: This does not mean we will be going to our schedule of having this shoot every two weeks. This is just something to do since the weather is suppose to be outstanding :-)


MTA Trapshooting - Welcome to Minnesota

Please visit our webpage, www.minnesotatrap.com to see all of the accomplishments made by MN shooters at the Grand American.

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MTA Trapshooting - Welcome to Minnesota

Please take note, that the MPLS Gun Club has moved the date for the National Trapshooting Day event. The Shoot will now be help on Sunday, September 1st, which will help you get a jumpstart on 2020 targets!! Please visit our website www.minnesotatrap.com for more info, and to view the shoot program! Good luck to all that attend!!

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Congratulations to Matt Baloun on shooting his first ever registered 100 straight!! And he did it on the biggest event of the year, on the Clay Target Championship at the Grand American!!! Good job Matt!!!!

Congratulations to MN shooter Jeff Rempel, on shooting a personal best of 98 in today’s Handicap event at the Grand American! Jeff took 3rd place with his big score!!! Good shooting Jeff!!!

Congratulations to MN shooter, and MTA board member, Rich Gerlach, for winning 4th place in today’s handicap event at the Grand American!! Rich shot a personal best 99 to claim the trophy!!! Good shooting Rich!!

Throwback Thursday: Here are a couple of photos of what camping looked like at the 1972 MN State Shoot in St Cloud.

Thanks Dick Berger for sharing!

Congratulations to Jim Lambert for shooting his first ever ATA 100 straight. Jim was shooting championship singles event the ATA Central Zone shoot at the DelTone gun club in St Cloud. Not only did he shoot his first 100, but then he backed it up with a 99 in the second half for a personal high 199!!! Nice shooting!!!

ATA Central Zone at Del-Tone hasn’t been without excitement...Hasn’t stopped Bradley Bible from banking 49x50 in the Handicap shootoffs!!

Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)


The Gunsmithing Scholarship deadline has been extended to August 7th! Apply now!!!


Obituary for Neil M. Winston

startribune.com Winston, Neil M. In his own words: Neil M. Winston, 78, of Saint Paul passed away on the eighth of July, 2019. Neil was born in Minneapolis on August 27, 1940. He graduated from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey in 1959. He enlisted in the US Army in 1961, attended the 47-week Army Language School....

With great sadness I regret to inform this forum that former ATA President Neil Winston passed away yesterday at his home. Neil was a relentless supporter of the ATA Community, and he will be missed.

MTA and ATA Hall of Famer, Eric Munson, added another HOA title to his impressive collection of Minnesota State titles this week, hitting 1075 out of 1100 targets! Great shooting Eric!!

Ben Dietz had another outstanding Minnesota State Shoot! Not only did he claim his first Singles title on Saturday with 200x200 plus extras, but today he also clinched the HAA title with a 396x400 to take home that title in back to back years!

Congrats to Ed Dietz, winner of the Kolar Combo raffle!!

Bank schedule for today’s Championship Handicap event. Shooting will begin after this morning’s annual meeting.

Congratulations to Max Seifried on his first hundred straight, registered during the first half of today’s Singles Championship!

Bank assignments for today’s 2nd hundred. Shooting will begin as your trap becomes available.

We’ve crowned the first champion of the MN State Shoot! Jack Knaus broke 98x100 plus extras in rainy, windy conditions. He also broke his first 100x100 doubles in yesterday’s Class Championships!

Congratulations Jack, well done!

Bank assignments for the 1st Hundred in tomorrow’s Singles Championship. A reminder that shooting will begin at 8am sharp!

The 2nd hundred will begin as your second hundred traps become available.

Congratulations to Bernie Merchlewitz for winning yesterday’s handicap event with a 100x100 from the 27 yard line! Awesome shooting!!

Thursday’s bank schedules.

Wednesday’s bank schedules.

The silky-smooth cadence of Paul Cyr is back and calling shooters to the line for the first shootoffs of the year....Good to be back for another MN State Shoot!

Day 1 of the Minnesota State Shoot is underway! Here are today’s bank assignments. A new feature for this year, your squads AND banks will print on your cashier receipts!

Next Sunday, July 7th, the MTA will be raffling off a new Kolar Max Trap Combo to benefit youth shooting in Minnesota!

Only 300 tickets will be sold so if you haven’t purchased your ticket(s) be sure to talk to a board member next week at the State Shoot!

We’re less than 1 week away from the 109th Minnesota State Shoot at the Alexandria Shooting Park! Looking forward to seeing everyone there, and hopefully some nice summer weather (finally)!

Congratulations to Troy Slater, who broke his very FIRST registered 100 straight in today’s singles at the Del Tone/Luth gun club!!!

[06/15/19]   ATTENTION: Due to the weather, the second 100 of today’s Southern Zone Singles Championship, along with the Handicap and Doubles Championships, have been moved to tomorrow. Shooting will begin at 9am.

Owatonna Gun Club

Good job Guy Hessler earning your OGC buckle for 100 straight in today’s doubles!

Owatonna Gun Club

Shawn King did something today that VERY few folks have done - he broke 100 straight in the handicap event! Great job Shawn! Earned you’re a famous OGC cast bronze belt buckle as well as your 27 yard ATA pin. Congrats!!

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Northern Zone Championship! The weather, food, and friends were great and the team at the Bemidji Trap & Skeet Club did an awesome job hosting! If you haven’t had a chance to visit their awesome new club location make sure to check the MTA Shoot Calendar to find the next chance to do so!

Good luck to the Central and Southern Zone shooters as you compete at your own championships in the coming weeks!

Congratulations to the Northern Zone Handicap Champion Morgan Psyk!

Bemidji Trap & Skeet Club

What a great turnout for Saturday’s 200 singles NW Mn Zone Shoot. Good luck shooters!

A reminder that the 2019 Minnesota Trapshooting Northern Zone Championship will be held at the Bemidji Trap & Skeet Club this weekend, June 1-2. Saturday will be the 200 bird Singles Championship, followed on Sunday by the Handicap and Doubles Championships. All shooters, from all zones, are welcome and we look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!!

8257 Hwy 89N, Bemidji, MN 56619

It’s the 36th annual Viking shoot this weekend in St Cloud!!

[04/27/19]   Presquading for the MN state shoot will be open on May 1st at 7am!!

[04/14/19]   **URGENT MESSAGE!!**

For all of the shooters that have made reservations for our state shoot, to stay at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, please call and check your reservations!!! It has come to our attention that the hotel has been sold and is now a Quality Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels. It is our understanding that any reservations made under the old business were not passed on to new ownership, and need to be made again!

Yesterday at the Southwest Grand in Texas, MN shooter Jeff Arendt shot his way back to the 27 yard line for the first time! Congratulations Jeff, and good shooting!

Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)

Now available! Gunsmithing Scholarship! Application must be postmarked by July 1, 2019! To get more details, click the link below!

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