The purpose of the USTA is to have fun
while building friendships, old and new, 
through organized competition that 
supports all USTA clubs 
and gives back to the shooting community 
by providing a healthy environment  
that fosters the growth of trapshooting in Utah.

"Message" from the President

Hello shooters, 

I want to personally thank each of you for all the support of the USTA. Also, the USTA wants to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the Utah State Shoot, as well as congratulate the many trophy winners, both in and out of state. I believe our trophies are second to none and would like to acknowledge all that helped put the package together. Most of these trophies were selected by our local clubs, AIM Program and the Presidency, let us know if you would like to see something different next year. 

During the 2015 Utah State Shoot we through 216,000 targets during the week. This number is a bit less than the previous couple of years, but we still had a great shoot. I would also like to thank Bill and Leeann Martin for the generous donation of the $10,000 Lewis money we had up for grabs. Hopefully you were able to get a piece of that. A special thanks to the Spanish Fork Gun Club, they did a great job hosting the shoot! The trap help was great and the targets were beautiful and the good times were contagious.  

Luckily for all of you shooters, the year is still in full swing! The Grand American is right around the corner and I truly hope to see you there. If you haven’t ever gone, there is still time to make your plans. There is nothing quite like the Grand, 3.5 miles of trap line, 120 trap houses and the best of the best all gunning for a chance to be called champion. If that doesn’t excite you, please check yourself for a pulse.  

Those that aren’t able to make the trip back to Sparta, we have some club shoots still going through the rest of August. Helper, Sevier and Spanish fork will wrap up our target year in Utah. Hopefully you are able to go and support a gun club somewhere and burn some power for the much needed “recoil therapy”.  

The 2016 shoot year begins September 1st and the first shoot scheduled is at the Ogden Gun Club over Labor Day. Check the shoot calendar on the website, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Good luck at the Grand or whatever shoot you are planning to attend.


Scott McKinnon
USTA President – Where Shooters Matter