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Black Powder Muzzleloading


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Upper Peninsula Muzzle Loaders Web Site
UPMLA Rendezvous Weekend, July 17-20, 2008
Pre-1840'S Lifestyle Experience, MUCC Magazine Article
Pre-1840'S Lifestyle Experience, Pictures
Pre-1840'S Lifestyle Experience, Program
Pre-1840'S Lifestyle Experience, Agenda
2003 Winter Shoots Poster
2002 Woods Walk & Running Deer General Plans
2002 Woods Walk & Running Deer Program

Photos from winter shoot, 6 Apr 2002 -
April Shoot Report
Pistol Shooter Ed Benda Dave Paquette
Cards & Candy Targets Ed Benda Shoot Through The Rings

Photos from winter shoot, 2 Mar 2002 -
March Newsletter with Shoot Report
Deer Target Steel Cards David Jaehnig shooting
Stathi Pappas from California Authentic Hawk Man Sandy & Jon Henkel
Prize Winners Mike Kamm & Matt Jaehnig Donated by Ron Haka, No larger view available Mary Linden

Photos from winter shoot, 2 Feb 2002 - Shoot Report
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Loading Table Hit the Ax & Break 2 Clays Line to gong shoot
Clyde Mikkola Jim and Ax Target Matt hit both clays with one shot Sandy

Upper Peninsula Muzzleloaders Rendezvous
Held at OSC July 26, 27, 28th, 2002

Jon Henkel (906) 353-6511 jchenkel@up.net
Rendezvous Information
UPML Shoot Photos - Saturday
UPML Shoot Photos - Sunday

Some History of the Upper Peninsula Muzzleloaders
by Clyde Mikkola, President
Our group in Menominee started shooting Black Powder in 1974 and started a project to restore a Homestead that belong to the Rechardt family. With the coming of the Menominee Centennial in 1976, the group put on pre-centennial events at the homestead each summer to raise money. A black powder shoot was part of those events and shooters came from all directions. The UPML really got their start as an organization from the membership at Negaunee, by holding shooting events where UP and Northern Wisconsin Muzzle Loaders where brought together. The official UPMLA was born on May 15th of 1985 at Route 1 Box 48 Trout Creek, Michigan, I give credit to Sidney L. Lichtenfelt, president, for doing most of the legwork. Sid asked the following to volunteer to serve until we could have an election by the membership at large: Bonnie Willcock of Marquette, Wayne Thoune of Menominee, Don Curtis of Paynville, Tom Filcek Of the Soo, and Dave Bilski of Iron Mountain. The Postal shoot has always been the glue that seem to hold the UPMLA together along with the UPMLA Championship Shoot. Rendezvous that we always looked forward to was Le Sault at the Soo put on by Cotton and Bea Volrath. Another that I always liked was the Sesquicentennial Shoot in Rapid River, it being one of the best, and we can give credit to Jim & Robin Phillips for those. People who really put UPMLA together - My picks are. Sid Lichtenfelt, Bonnie Willcock, Ralph Dollar, Greg & Ann Nyberg, and the originals.

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