Side X Side Shotgun Tournament

The 2023 Tunnel of Trees Side x Side Tournament is Canceled

This is happening for a variety of reasons.

The same Planning Committee has prepared and conducted the Tunnel of Trees Side x Side Tournament for the past seven years. The Committee is tired! Many committee members have agedout of the heavyduty activities involved in planning, setting up, conducting and tearing down the tournament event. Every year there have been complaints from our club membership that the club has been essentially closed for regular shooting activities for a week prior to the tournament because of the preparations and after for the cleanup involved. We reached out to the club membership seeking younger, fresher members to take over the responsibilities of the tournament but we have been unable to find interested volunteers.

On a more positive note, new projects at the club are causing conflicts with the timing of the tournament. Because of northern Michigan weather, three of these projects have a delayed start time due to snow, ice and messy weather.

  • The Emmet County Sportsmens Club clubhouse is undergoing a muchneeded refurbishment. Work is underway but there’s still a fair amount still to be done.
  • The Hunter’s Clays course trail is going to be reconditioned and a few changes are being added.
  • The Hunter’s Clays course is going to be enlarged from 12 stations to 14 stations.
  • Four new premium shooting stands are going to be added to the Hunter’s Clays course (two to existing stations and two to the new stations).

And finally, a huge thank you to our sponsors MEC Outdoors, Fieldsports Ltd (Bryan Bilinski) and Joe’s Clays (Joe Schmatz) and to our volunteers. These sponsors helped make the Tunnel of Trees a success. And last but not least, nothing would have been possible without our wonderful volunteers and it is our sincere wish that they continue to support the ECSC in future endeavors.

We will miss all of you very much. The club will remain open while the project work is being done. If you’re in the area and wish to shoot at the club, we welcome you. Please check the website for open hours as these are subject to change to accommodate the project work and weather conditions.

Thank you for your understanding.
The Tunnel of Trees Side x Side Tournament Planning Committee

2022 Tunnel of Trees Side X Side Shotgun Tournament

September 9-11, 2022
Emmet County Sportmen’s Club
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Side X Side Enthusiasts:

Emmet County Sportmen’s Club is looking forward to hosting the annual Tunnel of Trees, Side X Side Tournament, September 9-11, 2022.  If you are a returning participant or are a first-time guest, we want to make your experience at Tunnel of Trees, Side X Side tournament a fun event you will want to return to for years to come.

The Emmet County Sportmen’s Club is located in beautiful Northwest Michigan, only two miles from Lake Michigan.  The club is situated among rolling hills and dense forest.  The club has a number of shooting venues including a beautiful and challenging 12 station sporting clays course.  Also available are two skeet and trap fields, a 5-stand course and a unique crazy quail venue.

We are also excited to share our local attractions such as Cross Village, Wilderness State Park, Dark Skies Park, Mackinac Island, downtown Harbor Springs and Petoskey.  We are located in a vacation destination with fine accommodations and dining.  Pellston Airport is approximately 15 miles from the club and is serviced by Delta Airlines.

Thank you for your interest in the Tunnel of Trees, Side X Side tournament.  All our members and volunteers look forward to getting to know you and making your experience unforgettable.

Ron Kelemen
Event Coordinator

Side X Side Enthusiasts
Side X Side Shooters

Review the rules and register today!


Northern Michigan’s premier shooting facility, the Emmet County Sportsmen’s Club is a non-profit, volunteer club that is open to the public.

Situated on 95 acres of rolling hardwood forest in the beautiful Northwest Lower Peninsula, our shooters enjoy Skeet, Trap, Wobble Trap, Five-Stand, Sporting Clays and Crazy Quail. Of that 95 acres, 70 acres is dedicated to one of the Midwest’s finest sporting clays courses. Our state-of-the-art course, which opened in July 2014, features 12 challenging stations built into spectacular terrain. Members and guests enjoy modern clubhouse amenities including comfortable seating, a sporting library, a kitchen stocked with refreshments and king size restrooms.