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
 

Northstar Is Open For The Year

Northstar is proud to be able to award 4 Scholarships in 2019 to graduating high school seniors.

The 2019 Scholarship Winners are:

Matthew Biessener - Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School
Edward Harapat, Jr. - Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School
Kira Loop - Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School
David Brown - White Bear Lake High School

2019 Trap League

Now is the time to be lining up teams for this summer’s Trap League. The League will shoot on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, beginning June 5th. A team must have at least 5 members, but it's a good idea to have a 6th member as an alternate.

Let us know if you need another shooter on your team, or if you are a shooter that needs to be assigned to a team. You can register your team when you come to the club for a practice round, or give us a call.

If you have questions, or want more information call: Bill O’Neill at 218-547-2611, or Richard Boston at 218-888-6701, or 218-547-3936.

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2019 Events

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

5/4/19
Youth Firearm Safety Range Day
5/15/19
Club Opens for the year
5/20/19
Board Meeting and General Club Meeting at the Northstar Clubhouse @ 6:30 p.m.
 
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