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
 

Volunteer Work Day

Sunday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bring leaf rakes and tarps - Trap Range(s) Wad Clean-up
Bring your own lunch
Outdoor work - Please dress accordingly
Suggestion - Bring Bug repellent and drinking water
Hope to see you there - Many Hands Make Light Work
Questions? Call Richard Boston at 218-888-6701

Club Members, we need a few of you to step up - to become board member and club officers. If you'd like to become more involved in your club, please contact: Mark Bovee at 218-390-7230 or Richard Boston at 218-888-6701

Annual Meeting

The Northstar Annual Meeting has been postponed until further notice.

If you have questions, or want more information call: Richard Boston at 218-888-6701.

The Next Board and General Club Meeting

will be on Monday October 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Northstar Club House.

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2019 Events

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

Northstar will be closed to all Member activity from 9:00 a.m. - Noon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 16, 17, & 18. The club has been booked for a private event during those times. All normal Club activities will resume at noon each day.

10/6/19
Volunteer Work Day 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
10/21/19
Board and General Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Northstar Clubhouse
October - Date to be determined by weather
Sporting Clays Course closes for the season
11/1-8/19
Rife Sight-In Week: Club Open Every day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
11/8/19
Club closes for the year at 4:00 p.m.
 
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