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 will open Saturday, May 16th. Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays will be open. Hours will be Noon - 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays 3 - 8 PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The Club will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. We expect all who come out to practice social distancing.

Members with gate keys have access to the rifle and pistol ranges during the days and hours that the club is not open. Please close and lock the gate behind you after you enter and again as you leave.

2020 Membership

We encourage those who would like to become annual members, or to renew their membership, to send in their annual dues ($60) and fee for a front gate key ($15), if you want a key. Your membership card (and key) will be mailed to you, upon receipt. Send to: Northstar Shooting Sports Club, P.O. Box 21, Walker, MN 56484. If you'd like to join or get your membership card in person, you can do so at Walker Hardware and at Leech Lake Lumber. Paid up 2020 members can also purchase their 2020 gate keys at those same locations.

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

The Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be a Zoom meeting, at 6:30 PM on Monday, May 18th. It is open to Board Members Only. Feel free to contact any Board Member with your questions or concerns.

If you need further information, you can email info@nssclub.org or call Mark Bovee, Club Vice President, at (218) 390-7230.

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2020 Events

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

May 18, 2020
Virtual Board Meeting on Zoom, 6:30 PM
June 10, 2020
Summer Trap League Begins
 
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