Sign up for the April session of hunter safety will be this week, Thursday 4/7, 2-6pm and Sunday, 4/10, 11am-4pm.
Classes will be held on the following dates, students must attend all 4 classes and pass the exam to receive certificate.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Monday 4/11 7-9:30

Wednesday 4/13 7-9:30

Friday 4/15 7-9:30

Saturday 4/16 9am-1pm

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April means ATA @ SHFC!


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Youth shooting opps at SHFC

SHFC Youth Shooting Opportunities

Sunday, April 3

9-11am: Breakfast Fundraiser for the SHFC Clay Buster Youth Trap Shooting Team

1-2pm: Youth Shooting Informational meeting, stop in to learn about the opportunities for your kids at SHFC

1-3pm: Try Trap! Do you have a youth who would like to try trap shooting? Come join us    during Clay Buster team practice time, certified coaches & mentors will be on hand to   assist. This will take place every Sunday, April-October during competitive trap season when team practice is being held. The April 3rd Try Trap event will be led by senior CB team members and mentors.

2-3:30pm: MI High School Clay Target League Team formation meeting, please see   informational flyer 

Sunday, April 10

1-3pm: CB team practice

1-3pm: Try Trap! Certified coaches & mentors will be on hand to assist.

Sunday, April 17

Sunday, April 24
1-3pm: CB team practice

1-3pm: Try Trap! Certified coaches & mentors will be on hand to assist.

Please watch for Try Archery! events to be added to this schedule!  We look forward to seeing you and your kids at SHFC!

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MI High School Clay Target League opportunity

MI Clay Target

Team Formation

Informational Meeting

Sunday, April 3, 2-3:30pm


Sparta Hunting & Fishing Club

13218 Long Lake Road

Sparta, MI 49345


To all interested local high school students and administrators:


SHFC is proud to offer coaching, range, and administrative support in the formation of local high school youth trap shooting teams.

 The first of these teams in this area is in the formation process. While this is an independent/homeschool team, we are accepting team members from school districts that do not offer shooting sports within their districts programs, per the MI Clay Target program guidelines. We encourage interested local school district administrators to attend our team formation meeting to learn more about this exciting new opportunity available to your students!

The US Clay Target program was formed in 2009 in Minnesota and has seen tremendous growth since. There are now 17 states participating. The MI Clay Target League launched in 2016 with 7 teams shooting the inaugural spring league season. More information can be found at:


Information specific to the current team forming:

Any Michigan student is eligible to participate if he/she:

Is in grades 6 through 12, AND

Possesses a state-issued Firearm Safety/Hunter Education Certificate, AND

Meets all school curricular activity eligibility requirements maintaining a 2.0gpa, AND

If the team has room to accommodate the student athlete.

Our trap team is recognized and supported by the Michigan Homeschool Athletic Association

Our team will focus on trap as its primary discipline, is coached by 2 NRA certified Shotgun Coaches and mentored by numerous SHFC members

Anticipated initial start up expenses: $30 MI Clay registration, $20 team registration, est $25 team shirt cost, must have own shotgun (12 gauge or smaller) and provide own ammunition (no reloads allowed for competition, club does allow reloads for practice), range practice fee for youth $2.50 per 25 shot round.

Team practice will be held on Sundays at SHFC, April – October, 1-3pm with the exception of predetermined dates when ATA tournaments are held or the club is closed. Team participation will be at coach’s discretion based on demonstrated shooting safety & stamina.

There is an opportunity for athletic lettering within this program’s guidelines.

We encourage local schools to recognize and support these shooters by providing photo space in the school yearbook. 

Seating will be limited at the formation meeting on April 3rd. Please let me know if you plan on attending by contacting me at 616-485-5111 or Thank you! We are looking forward to this new and exciting shooting sports opportunity and hope you are too!



Hunter Safety class is being offered at SHFC for free on the following dates:

Sign Up Days: Thursday, April 7th (2-6pm) and Sunday, April 10th (11am-4pm)

Class Dates: Monday, April 11, Wednesday, April 13, and Friday, April 15 7-9:30pm all three days AND Saturday, April 16 9am-1pm. Lunch is provided on Saturday. You must attend all classes for receive certificate. Questions regarding this training? Call 887-8982 & leave a message

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AIM Fundraiser Breakfast April 3rd!

Come join us Sunday, April 3rd 9-11am, for a yummy breakfast of egg casserole, French toast, sausage links, juice and coffee. $5.00 per person. Proceeds benefit the SHFC Clay Buster Youth Trapshooting Team, thank you!!!

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Winter 2Gun results

Thanks to all that came out today and shot.  Also great team work on getting the setup done.  Here is the link to the resuts:

Also we found a pair of gloves.  And Aaron Kamphuis is missing a black Magpul magazine marked “AK”.  Please send me an email…


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Food drive at the 2016 Ultimate Sports Show!

Please consider supporting Sportsmen Against Hunger at the 2016 Ultimate Sports Show!

“It’s that time of year again when sportsmen and sportswomen in West Michigan step up and make a difference for those less fortunate in the community. The Annual Tony Gates/Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food will be Thursday, March 17, during opening day of the Ultimate Sport Show, at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

Bring six boxes or cans (4 pounds minimum) of non-perishable food items to DeVos Place on Thursday and receive a pass for free admission to the Show that day only – a $10 value for adults.

Volunteers from area sportsmen’s clubs will collect the donations for the food drive and donate it to God’s Kitchen and other West Michigan distribution centers for people in need.”

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Top secret AIM Breakfast April 3rd!

Actually, it’s no secret that there is a AIM breakfast on April 3rd at Sparta hunting and fishing club. What is the secret? “What is for breakfast?” Nobody really knows. To find out bring $5 per person. See you there!  9am-11am, $5.00 per person.

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The monthly board meeting scheduled for this evening, 7pm March 1, has been cancelled. Rescheduled today/time to be determined at a later time.
Thank you, stay warm & safe out there!!

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Winter 2-Gun Shoot March 20th

To shake off the Winter we are hosting our second Winter 2-Gun Shoot at SHFC on March 20th at 10 a.m.  There will be 3 stages setup for your shooting pleasure.  The cost is $10.- for non-members and $8 for members.  Please bring 100 pistol and 100 rifle rounds to be on the safe side.

See you at the range!

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