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Michigan StateShoot - Attendance

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jimbotrap, Jul 12, 2008.

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  1. jimbotrap

    jimbotrap TS Member

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    I just look at the attendance for the Michigan State Shoot. It appears it was down considerably from last year. Was weather a factor, or is the slow down in the economy to blame? Sad to see shoots decline. - Jim
     
  2. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    Michigan is feeling the crunch more than a lot of other states.Construction and manufacturing Job loss, suburbanites commuting long distance to find work. Home forclosers.

    Combine these difficuties with increased ammo, food and travel expenses, the outlook is grim given the trend remains or increases.
     
  3. GoldEx

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    Jim -

    The weather was near picture perfect. $4.25 gas, a sagging Michigan economy and $40 shot did not help I'm sure.

    JK
     
  4. michmoe

    michmoe TS Member

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    If the payouts and the trophys are the only reason you shoot ,then I'd say look for another sport! Mason is and will always be one of the premire places to shoot.Its not the MTA'S fault Michigan is the leader in home foreclosures and has the highest unemployment rate. If you want to experiance a very well run shoot,with first rate targets in a friendly atmosphere,then give Mason a try.Hell, we even have a good looking president now!!!....lol
     
  5. Pocatello

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    It's a long commute for me, but when I retire in a couple of years I look forward to shooting at Mason again and visiting with old friends.
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    It was nice shooting there, just a bit lonely.... ;-(
     
  7. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    All things considered I thought it was successful.

    Don
     
  8. Gunnerandbabe

    Gunnerandbabe TS Member

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    I shot Mich state shoot last week end and liked it very much. Jess
     
  9. shannon391

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    I was happy with the trophies I was fortunate enough to win.
     
  10. John Thompson

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    I shot the Michigan State and will never go back. Not cost, targets or trophies but the AHs driving through Chicago. I drove with traffic pulling a 17k 5th wheel and locked up the brakes numerous times due to being cut off. I didn't mind the road repairs.
     
  11. cat

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    First off I'd like to say thanks to everyone who has attended the shoots at Mason.
    Yes, we are down in numbers; but Shannon is right with the economy the way it is people are really picking and choosing where they shoot.
    Second the trophies are not the best everytime you win there but they are not the best sometimes at other clubs either, for instance the PA State Shoot when Joe (Ronald) won a water carafe and an ice bucket.
    Third the payoffs I'm not even going to comment on, but if you are at Mason walk up to Bank 1 look down with all the trees, traps scenery and that may remind you of the old grand down at bank 24 (those were the days).
    John Thompson I'm sorry that you won't come back because of traffic but we are a friendly bunch of people who look forward to everyone coming and enjoying the shoots at Mason.

    Thanks to all who shoot at the MTA Homegrounds

    Cat
     
  12. jim creighton

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    Hi Cat Is the MTA shoot results from 08 state going to include HOA scores? I received an extra $100.00 & don"t know what I won. Thanks . also did you get my Email from Fri. Thanks Jim
     
  13. G-12

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    I drove up from Indiana on Wednesday to the Michigan state shoot. It was my first trip to Mason. With the huge trees it reminded me of Vandalia. Not much of a crowd but those I met were friendly and the folks who worked there kept things running smoothly. The food was good. In addition, I shot well enough to win my class in the the 200 singles on Wednesday. I didn't get a trophy but had a swell time nonetheless. Looking forward to next year in Mason. Thanks,
    Ben
     
  14. cat

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    Jim

    I put in a request to JD to hae this on the web-site and yes, I did get your e-mail this morning.
    Thanks
    Cat
     
  15. BIGDON

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    "Hail to the Chief" We now have the best looking President of any state organization, besides that she is smart too.

    By the way did you charge Shannon extra for the private swimming pool??

    Don
     
  16. Larry 64

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    Two years ago I had my best shoot ever at Mason, 190/200 in the 200 singles. It was my first year in ATA shooting and second shooting trap. I was just getting started. Now I can't shoot more than once or twice a month at my club and ATA is out of the question. Everything costs way more and I took a wage hit. Thats Michigan......
     
  17. Setterman

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    I try to get to Mason every year, and will continue to do so. I drive 1 hour and 45 minutes one way from Ohio. My schedule often dictates what days I get to shoot. Good people (well..most of them), great facility, and the events are run in a timely manner. It's nice to sit in the shade while waiting for your squad and visit with friends you don't often see. I pity anyone on a trophy committee. It is impossible to keep everyone happy. I shoot for the competition. The trophies are just an added gift. If I win enough money to pay for some of my shooting, all the better. I'll be back next year. John Rosebrock "Rosey"
     
  18. cat

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    I think we should charge Shannon extra for the private swimming pool.
    Thanks to all for the positive feedback.

    Cat
     
  19. shannon391

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    My Horoscope for that week said I might inherite some lake front property...

    The only thing missing was that guy with dreadlocks wading by with a laundry basket full of Hieniken.

    And thanks Don for offering to loan your fishing poles.
     
  20. BILL GRILL

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    It is a nice place to shoot. But it was not a well run shoot! They called out squad 37 in the first wave on Sat and it was not much better on Sunday. They might as well have thrown out the first 40 squads. JMHO, Bill
     
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