Reed City Sportsman Club stays busy with trap shoots

Jack Adrianse of the Reed City Sportsman Club.
Jack Adrianse of the Reed City Sportsman Club.

REED CITY -- Sundays and Wednesdays are special days at the Reed City Sportsman Club.

Todd Dew noted that Sundays and Wednesdays are days year round when various members get together and test their shooting skills.

“There’s a lot more people here on Sundays,” Dew said during a recent Wednesday afternoon when about 10 club members were around to practice their shooting.

It’s also a day when Tom Yost gets a chance to work on his black powder shooting.

“I go downstate to shot,” Yost said, noting that the black powder shooting gun bears some resemblance to a muzzleloader. He was recenlthy practiceing with his gun at a sportman c lub shoot.

His brother, Bill Yost, also of the Reed City Sportsman Club, also partakes in the Grand American tournament in Sparta, Ill., usually in early August, sponsored by the Amateur Trap Shooting Association.

Mike Adrianse and Hugo Rinke, Two other club members, also attend the Grand Am.

The Grand made its debut a the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Ill.

The club’s winter league starts in January.

“We like to get more people involved,” Yost said. “It’s a lot of fun.”

“My first Grand was in 1999 and I haven’t missed on since,” he said.