MINNESOTA TRAPSHOOTING ASSOCIATION
September 12, 2021
Harold Cyr 92 of Oklee, MN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
Harold Anthony Cyr was born on April 13, 1929 in Crookston, the son of Frank and Leontine (Beaudin) Cyr. He attended school in Oklee, graduating in 1949. He was drafted into the US Army in February of 1951 and received an honorable discharge in December of 1952. He spent a large portion of his time in the Army as a cook at Elmendorf Air Force base in Anchorage, Alaska. Other than his time in the service, he was lifelong resident of Oklee.
On August 4, 1953 he married Shirley Ann Turgeon at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and they celebrated 68 years of marriage this past year.
Other than his family, Harold’s greatest passion was hunting. He hunted deer, loved to chase fox and coyotes, but his real love was to hunt waterfowl. When they were still in the store, most of October and November, Shirley would open so he could pursue his passion. Any time that he could have a shotgun in his hands, it was a good day. He also loved to shoot trap and competed in ATA trapshoots when he was able. He was always proud of breaking 199 out of 200 at the North Dakota State Shoot in Grand Forks. He also participated and won events in league shooting in Thief River Falls and Red Lake Falls.
NEW! – Blasts From The Past
MTA members and guests, here you will find photo’s, articles, programs and artifacts from day’s past in the Trapshooting World. There will be no rhyme or rythem so check back often for new/old items. Enjoy!
The 2022 Harlan Campbell Shooting Clinic will be Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, 2022 at the Owatonna Gun Club. The cost is $395.00 for the 2-day clinic. Reservations are required. Shooters interested in taking the clinic can contact:
2022 ATA All American Teams Announced
Peter Walker Open Second Team
Bernie Merchlewitz Open Second Team
Leo Brand Sub-Junior First Team
Miranda Klassen Sub-Junior Second Team
Jack Knaus Junior First Team
Troy Haverly Sub-Veteran First Team
George Pappas Sub-Veteran First Team
Dean Neumann Veteran First Team
Randy Cook Veteran First Team
Dean Walker Senior Vet Second Team
Scott Messenger Senior Vet Second Team
Rod Tolman Chairshooter Team
Minnesota Trapshooting Association
All State Teams
The Minnesota State Teams is the in state equivalent to the ATA All American Teams. The MN State Teams are comprised of the Top Shooters in their respective categories and in most cases it is your overall average of Singles, Handicap and Doubles.
Locally Scheduled Events
2022 MTA Zone Shoots
2022 MTA Shoot Dates and Registered Shoots
MTA GUN CLUBS
Events & Activities
This year’s inductee’s are very deserving for their many years of service and dedication to the MTA Association. Be sure to reach out and congratulate our newest member’s of the MTA Hall of Fame!
2021 State Singles Champion
2021 State Handicap Champion
2021 State Doubles Champion
2021 State HOA Champion
2021 State HAA Champion