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.
Our range is open to both members and nonmembers.  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

Northstar has a new Club Manager, Jason Wambolt.

2020 Membership

New Memberships and Membership renewal forms can be found at Northstar Shooting Sports Club and our website, Walker Hardware and Leech Lake Lumber.  Annual membership dues are $60 and an optional fee of $15 for a front gate key.  Upon receipt, your membership card (and key) will be mailed to you. Send to: Northstar Shooting Sports Club, P.O. Box 21, Walker, MN 56484.  Paid up 2020 members can also purchase their 2020 gate keys at those same locations.

The Next Board Meeting

Further details will be posted as soon as information is available as to location.

2020 Events

September 21, 2020
          Board Meeting 6:30 PM
September 26, 2020 from 11-3pm
50 Rounds of Sporting Clay's, 25 Skeet and 25 Trap
Registration Fee $50
-- Open to Members and Public
September 27, 2020
Concealed Carry Class at 8:00 AM
-- 16 Slots Remaining
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