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 Closed To All Activity Until Further Notice

In compliance with Governor Walz's executive order to close non-essential businesses and meeting places, Northstar Shooting Sports Club is closed to all use or activity, by members or non-members, until further notice. In regard to the Covid-19 community propagation threat, we are following the situation closely and will post updates as it changes.

We are all anxious to get back to being able to enjoy the shooting sports, but we must be able to do so safely. 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

Our intent is to re-open Northstar as soon as it is safely possible. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

  1. The Board Meeting scheduled for April is cancelled. Future meetings may be held on-line, details to be provided later.
  2. The Annual Northstar Fundraising Banquet has been postponed until further notice.
  3. The WHAN Trapshooting Team practices and use of the range or clubhouse have been postponed until further notice.
  4. Concealed Carry Classes, Firearm Safety Range Day Activities, and any other scheduled range use have been postponed until further notice.
  5. If you need further information, you can email info@nssclub.org or call Mark Bovee, Club Vice President, at (218) 390-7230.

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 ($15.00). However, the front gate lock will not accept these keys until the club reopens as soon as the Covid-19 guidelines and weather allow. We will post that date as soon as we know when that will be.

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

The Next Board and General Club Meeting

The Board Meeting scheduled for April 20th is cancelled. Future Board and General Club Meetings may be held on-line, details to be provided later as dates and times become available.

Help Wanted

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2020 Events

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

Scholarship Applications are due soon.

Look under the Club Info tab to find the qualifications, rules, and application forms.

April 20, 2020
The Board Meeting scheduled for April 20th is cancelled. Future Board and General Club Meetings may be held on-line, details to be provided later as dates and times become available.
April 25, 2020
Annual Fund Raising Banquet - Postponed Until Further Notice
 
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