Trap & Skeet

Welcome to the Trap and Skeet Facilities at the United Sportsmen’s Club!

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For those seeking to sharpen their shot-gunning skills or to just mingle with other shooters the trap and skeet facilities offer you a fine opportunity.  The trap and skeet shooting facilities consist of two lighted trap and skeet fields and one non-lighted trap range.  We have just added a new shot gunning experience – it’s called wobble skeet.  WOW!  Response has been almost overwhelming.  The difference between wobble skeet and normal skeet is the targets from both the high house and the low house are oscillating up and down so that the shooter can’t anticipate the height of flight path.  It is a real challenge for even the most experienced shooters.

The trap and skeet club house has shotgun reloading supplies and ammunition available for sale.  The range is run by volunteer members of the Trap and Skeet Committee and the normal hours of operation are 09:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday.  The range will remain open year round except for Sundays during winter months (e.g. October through March).  The range may remain open past these hours to accommodate all shooters present.  Special events such as leagues or fun shoots may be scheduled and will be listed below

Current prices are $3.00 per round of trap or skeet for members and $4.50 for guests of members.  Prices and availability for reloading and shooting supplies vary from month to month and current prices are posted in the clubhouse.

Trap & Skeet

A patterning board is available for use at any time and is located directly north of the #1 trap field (far left).  This area can also be used for hand thrown targets.  Hand thrown targets or mechanically thrown targets are not permitted on the trap and skeet fields.  Shot size is restricted on all fields to #7 ½ shot, or smaller (e.g. #8 or #9), with a limit of three dram-equivalent loads.

Patterning

 

Scheduled Events:

        • A Shotgun Derby consists of two person teams drawn at random with prize money for first, second and third place. Sign-up is not required.  However, pre-shoot registration must be completed by 6:15 pm, followed by team drawings. Shooting begins at 6:30 pm. There are no gauge restrictions and the smaller gauges (.410 and 28) will receive a one bird handicap per round (skeet only).  The Skeet Derby is held every Monday evening and the Trap Derby every Tuesday evening.  All Shotgun Derbys are open to members and their invited guests, both experienced and non-experienced.
        • There are no registered trap or skeet shooting events or leagues scheduled at this time.
        • Are you new to trap and skeet shooting?  Please check out the two references “Introduction to Skeet” and “Shotgun Sports” located under the Trap and Skeet tab. Also, most shooters would be happy to assist you to any of our shooting sports; don’t be bashful and just stop by and introduce yourself.
        • “On Monday night under the lights on November 13th, 2017 we will hold the third annual turkey shoot called Turkeys at Sundown.  This will be a fun shoot consisting of 51 targets (25 American skeet,25 Wobble skeet, and one shot at a turkey).  Click here for details (Turkeys at Sundown – file is attached)
        • The assigned Range Attendant Schedule can be found at (2017 schedule)
        • Special events and activities can be scheduled through the Range Chairman, Vern McGaffic at 573-634-7525