REED CITY \u2014 Hugo Rinke spends a lot of time at the Reed City Sportsman Club, and for good reason. The Hersey resident has been a member of the club for 34 years. He graduated from Farwell High School and has lived in Reed City since 1977 and presently is employed at Yoplait. At the sportsman club, he runs the trap shooting events. The Amateur Trap Shooting Association has sanctioned tournaments, which Rinke handles locally. \u201cWe\u2019ve had them as often as every month in the past,\u201d he said. \u201cBut now we\u2019ve cut back to two per year, generally in the spring and fall.\u201d The last such event at the clubgrounds was in the first week of June. The next one is Sept. 22. \u201cPeople from all over the state of Michigan come,\u201d Rinke said. \u201cWe have people coming from Charlevoix, Grand Rapids and Saginaw.\u201d The last shoot attracted 20 entries. \u201cWhich was down, it had been raining everywhere around us and that kept people away,\u201d Rinke said. \u201cWe\u2019ll usually have 40 people. It\u2019s a mixture of both local people and from other cities.\u201d Rinke has also done extensive traveling to test his shooting talents. Rinke has a plaque signaling him as among the 10 top shooters in the state. As a result of that, he receives all-state trap shooting honors and has been on it the last five years. Nationally, he\u2019s also placed 10th in the Southern Grand American Handicap at Tampa. He tied for the state handicap championship about five years ago. He\u2019s also the Class AA champion high overall winner in the state. \u201cOf a combined total of all events, I was the high shooter in everything,\u201d he said. Rinke started shooting back in the 1970s. \u201cThere were some years in-between when I didn\u2019t shoot at all,\u201d he said. \u201cNow I\u2019m shooting probably as much or more as ever. I like the camaraderie. You get to know a lot of good nice people. You almost become like family. The socialization after the shooting is a big factor.\u201d Rinke said he enjoys challenging himself actually, more so than others. Hunting, not surprisingly, is usually on Rinke\u2019s agenda. Bow hunting for deer and also grouse hunting are among Rinke\u2019s favorite pastimes. Rinke\u2019s name is in the record book for Commemorative Bucks of Michigan as the all-time 34th largest deer taken with a handgun. His was taken in 1979. It was an 11-pointer with a 131.7 Boone & Crocket score. Most of his hunting is in the area. The deer population \u201cis definitely down,\u201d he said. \u201cAll the doe permits they\u2019re issuing are definitely hurting.\u201d A hunt Rink would like to take sometime is for moose in Canada. Rinke said he\u2019d like to fish more. \u201cMy wife loves to fish,\u201d he said. \u201cDuring the summer time, I\u2019m so much involved in trap shooting, it\u2019s hard to find the time. Most of my fishing is in the winter through the ice.\u201d Rinke likes Haymarsh and Burgess lakes, plus Rose Lake, for fishing. \u201cWe get some nice ones every once in awhile,\u201d he said. Rinke is hoping he can stay in competitive shooting for a long time. \u201cWe\u2019re getting a lot of new shooters, which is really encouraging,\u201d he said.