Trap Shoot

Trap Shooting - Walker MN

Northstar Shooting Sports Club has two regulation trap shooting ranges. We are open to the public for anyone who’d care to shoot at our ranges.

For those who like to shoot regularly, during the spring months teams are formed to compete against others in the area for 10 weeks during the summer months. During 2019, 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.


Summer Leagues - Walker MN Gun Club

The summer leagues will be forming in May and will begin the first week in June. 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.

Trap Shooting Rates - Walker MN Gun Club
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 Trap Shooting in the USA
The first formal trap shoot took place in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1831, using live birds. With the advent of glass ball targets, and eventually clay disc targets, the sport began to take on the popular form of the game known today as Trap. American Trap uses a single target launcher, or trap, which is located below ground in a trap house. This trap oscillates left to right and back, launching a single clay target, or bird. American trap has a field with 5 shooting positions. Singles Trap features shots taken from each of the shooting positions 16 yards behind the trap house. The shooters position themselves on one of the 5 shooting positions, or stations. Each shooter shoots five shots from his current station, then the squad rotates to the next station. Each shooters shoots five shots from five stations. Handicap Trap is the same game with shooters moving back to varying distances from the trap house. The maximum distance is 27 yards. Doubles Trap is shot from 16 yards, with the distinction being in the way the targets are presented. In Doubles Trap, the targets are thrown two at a time, and the trap does not oscillate. So each of the pairs of targets are uniform in trajectory.


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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