Skeet Shooting

Northstar Shooting Sports Club has one regulation skeet shooting range. During the summer months, leagues are formed for those wishing to compete against other locals in the area.
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.

Summer Leagues

The summer leagues will be forming in May and will begin June 1st. 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.

Skeet Shooting Rates

The following rates are for one round (25 targets)
Member.......................................................................$7.00
Member w/prepaid 10 round shooting card......$6.00
Non-member*..............................................................$10.00
*(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 Skeet Shooting in the USA
The game of Skeet came a few years after trap shooting. It was invented in Massachusetts in 1920, by a man hoping to improve his wing shooting abilities. There have been many refinements to the game of Skeet since that time. Typically American Skeet is the variety played in the United States. A skeet field has 8 shooting positions and two traps. The targets are thrown from the "High House" on the left side of the field, and from the "Low House" on the right side of the field. These "houses " are simply structures that hold the traps, or target launchers. The targets have a distinct flight path. In Skeet, only one shooter holds the shooting position at a time. Each shooters shoots a sequence of birds from 8 stations from a "high house" and a "low house." Skeet also has a format where different gauge shotguns are used. Using 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge and .410 bore guns lends a great deal of variety to the game.


Announcements
 

The Club is Closed to All Activity (Effective November 9, 2019 - March 31, 2020)

The Club and All Ranges are closed, even to those members who have purchased keys.The club will reopen to members with keys on April 1, 2020, weather permitting.

2020 Membership

2020 Annual Memberships ($60.00) will be available at Walker Hardware and Leech Lake Lumber as of Jan 1, 2020. New Front Gate Keys for members will also be available for purchase ($10.00). However, the front gate lock will not accept these keys until the club reopens on April 1, 2020, weather permitting.

Annual Meeting

The Northstar Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, December 9, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the WACC (Walker Area Community Center), 105 Tower Ave, Walker, MN 56484. Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Christmas Cookies will be served to those who attend. There will be a "social hour" beginning at 5:00 p.m. Annual Meeting documents have been mailed to 2019 Members, to 2020 Members who have prepaid their membership, and to Life Members.

The December Board and General Membership Meeting will follow the Annual Meeting, 6:30-8:55 p.m.

If you have questions or want more information, call the club at 218-888-6701.

The Next Board and General Club Meeting

Monday, December 9, 6:30 - 8:55 p.m., in the WACC, (following the Annual Meeting).

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2019 Events

Memberships and Keys for Club Members are available at Ace Hardware and Leech Lake Lumber Co. in Walker.

12/09/19
Annual Meeting and December Board and General Membership Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the WACC

2020 Events

Memberships and Keys for Club Members are available at Ace Hardware and Leech Lake Lumber Co. in Walker.

January 20, 2020
Regular Board and General Membership Meeting, 6:30 - 8:55 p.m., at the WACC
February 17, 2020
Regular Board and General Membership Meeting, 6:30 - 8:55 p.m., at the WACC
March 16, 2020
Regular Board and General Membership Meeting, 6:30 - 8:55 p.m., at the WACC
April 20, 2020
Regular Board and General Membership Meeting, 6:30 - 8:55 p.m., at the WACC
April 25, 2020
Annual Fundraising Banquet, to be held at the Moondance Event Center, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Cash Bar, Dinner at 7:00 p.m., Games, Raffles, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Kid's Raffle, Prizes Galore, on-site gun registration for prize winners. Banquet will End by 10:30 p.m. FUN FOR ALL!
 
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