Minnesota Trapshooting Association

MTA Hall Of Fame


Minnesota Trapshooting Hall of Fame

Richard Berger
St. Cloud, MN

Elected: 1994
Supporting Member

Dick started shooting at the age of 8 by shooting pigeons for dog training and field trails.  He began clay target shooting in 1958 at the St. Cloud Country Club.  IN 1960, Dick and his dad Tony built the Del-Tone Trap Range.  Dick was instrumental in starting league shooting at Del-Tone that year. From 4 traps and 8 league teams, he has built it to 14 trap fields, a skeet field, a rifle range and campground, with a high of 57 – ten person league teams.

The first registered shoots were held at Del-Tone in 1963.  Dick began shooting registered in 1961, in 1965 he won the Billy Fawcett Handicap.  To date he has registered 31,600 singles, 24,200 handicap and 11,450 doubles.

He has actively promoted registered shooting in Minnesota.  He and his wife, Judy, have hosted the MTA State Championships since 1965. 

Dick has served on the Central Minnesota Gun Club Board of Directors for 30 years.  In 1981 he recommended that the CMGC start a Minnesota Team Championship shoot.  This shoot has been successfully promoted by Dick for the past 12 years.

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