Our story started back in 2001 when Pat Lieske, a professional sporting clay shooter and instructor, started Michigan Shooting Centers. Lieske got his first taste of clay target shooting as a teenager, when he attended a hunter’s safety class at his local range. Returning to the clubhouse after trying a few targets, he noticed a flyer on the wall for a skeet shooting league – and signed up to participate. He shot skeet through high school, even delving briefly into the registered skeet world, while also working as a trapper at that same club.
Lieske has built his two ranges, collectively called Michigan Shooting Centers, into Michigan’s pre-eminent shooting sports destinations. The entire Lieske family – wife Karen, sons Drew and Gage and even Pat’s mother – can, from time to time, be seen pitching in at Island Lake and Bald Mountain.