Trap Shoot

Northstar Sportsmens Club has two regulation trap shooting ranges. During the summer months, leagues are formed for those wishing to compete locally against others in the area. Running at the same time, the club sponsors a youth trap shooting league. This league is open to anyone 17 years of age or less.
A membership or shooting on a league is not necessary to take advantage of the ranges. We are open for anyone wishing to shoot, or learn a new sport.
For the shooters looking for "stiffer competition", Northstar Sportsmens Club also host a couple of registered trap shoots.
Trap Shooting - Walker MN

Summer Leagues - Walker MN Gun Club

The summer leagues will be forming in May and will begin the first week in June. It's never too late in May to sign up your team or just come out by yourself and join one of the teams looking for a teammate. This is just a summer fun event for anyone wanting to keep a record of their increasing shooting skills. The league will run for 10 weeks.
We have leagues forming for trap, skeet, and sporting clays. What is particularly nice about this league is that it fits into everyone schedule. You do not necessarily need to shoot as a team. Many of us have unusual work schedules that would otherwise prevent us from shooting on a particular night. When you come out to shoot (anytime the club is open), be sure to tell the score keeper whether the score is for league or practice, PRIOR to shooting.
Thursday nights tend to be trap shooting night for many of the members. Along with their evening of shooting, many plan their supper at the club. Thursday nights are also known as "Pot-Luck Night", so if you wish to attend, bring along a favorite recipe of yours.

Trap Shooting Rates - Walker MN Gun Club
The following rates are for one round (25 targets)
Member.......................................................................$6.00
Member w/prepaid 10 round shooting card......$5.00
Non-member*..............................................................$8.00
*(non-member may not purchase or use prepaid cards)

Expert and novice shooters are always welcome. We have qualified instructors to help those who are new to the game.
Brief History of Trap Shooting in the USA
The first formal trap shoot took place in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1831, using live birds. With the advent of glass ball targets, and eventually clay disc targets, the sport began to take on the popular form of the game known today as Trap. American Trap uses a single target launcher, or trap, which is located below ground in a trap house. This trap oscillates left to right and back, launching a single clay target, or bird. American trap has a field with 5 shooting positions. Singles Trap features shots taken from each of the shooting positions 16 yards behind the trap house. The shooters position themselves on one of the 5 shooting positions, or stations. Each shooter shoots five shots from his current station, then the squad rotates to the next station. Each shooters shoots five shots from five stations. Handicap Trap is the same game with shooters moving back to varying distances from the trap house. The maximum distance is 27 yards. Doubles Trap is shot from 16 yards, with the distinction being in the way the targets are presented. In Doubles Trap, the targets are thrown two at a time, and the trap does not oscillate. So each of the pairs of targets are uniform in trajectory.


Announcements
 

Club Events 2017

10/23/17
Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser - 5:00 P.M.

Club Events 2018

01/02/18
New keys available for members
 
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