SKEET | TRAP

SKEET

Skeet is one of the three major types of competitive shotgun target shooting sports.  The sport is in part meant to simulate the action of bird hunting. The shooter shoots from seven positions on a semicircle with a radius of 21 yards (19 m), and an eighth position halfway between stations 1 and 7. There are two houses that hold devices known as “traps” that launch the targets, one at each corner of the semicircle. The traps launch the targets to a point 15 feet above ground and 18 feet outside of station 8. One trap launches targets from 10 feet above the ground (“high” house) and the other launches it from 3 feet above ground (“low” house).

 

At stations 1 and 2 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double where the two targets are launched simultaneously but shooting the high house target first. At stations 3, 4, and 5 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house. At stations 6 and 7 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double, shooting the low house target first then the high house target. At station 8 the shooter shoots one high target and one low target. The shooter must then re-shoot his first missed target or, if no targets are missed, must shoot his 25th shell at the low house station 8. This 25th shot was once referred to as the shooter’s option, as he was able to take it where he preferred. Now, to speed up rounds in competition, the shooter must shoot the low 8 twice for a perfect score.

 

TRAP

Trap Shooting is shot throughout the world’s countries. Trapshooting variants include but are not limited to international varieties Olympic trap, also known as “International Trap”; Double trap (also an Olympic event), Down-The-Line, also known as “DTL” and Nordic Trap. American Trap is the predominant version in the United States and Canada.  Trapshooting was originally developed, in part, to augment bird hunting and to provide a method of practice for bird hunters. Use of targets was introduced as a replacement for live pigeons. Indeed, one of the names for the targets used in shooting games is clay pigeons. The layout of a modern trapshooting field differs from that of a skeet field and/or a sporting clays course.

 

American Trap is broken down into three categories: singles, doubles, handicap. The targets are thrown by a machine located at approximately ground level and covered by a “trap house.” For singles and doubles, there are five “stations”, each 16 yards (14.6 m) behind the trap house. In singles, each competitor shoots at five targets from each station. The trap machine oscillates left to right within a 34 degree arc (up to 17 degrees right and left of center), and the competitor does not know where in that arc the target will emerge. In doubles, the machine does not oscillate, but throws two targets simultaneously with each competitor shooting at five (5) pairs (10 targets) from each station. In the handicap events, the machine operates the same as in singles, but the shooters stand farther away from the trap house.

Our skeet, trap, and 5-stand courses are available seven days per week. You are welcome to sharpen your skills on any course at any time. All three of these games are lighted so you can shoot on cool summer nights or any time of the year. Groups are welcome any time, so if you are interested in scheduling a birthday party or corporate shooting event under the lights, or any time, please call to make arrangements. It’s tons of fun and a great opportunity to shoot while the temperature is a little cooler.

 

NON-MEMBERS             MEMBERS

Skeet (25 Targets)                 $6.50                            $5.50

Trap (25 Targets)                   $6.50                            $5.50

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Back Woods Quail Club

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Georgetown, SC  29440

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