Trap and Skeet

SPRING HAM SHOOT
Sunday April 7, 2019 Staring at Noon

Welcome to our Trap & Skeet Fields

We have 2 regulation trap fields with wireless callers and 1 skeet field. Our fields and backgrounds are of the best in central MA. All our fields are lighted for great night time shooting. Our members are diverse, young and old, men and women, from the casual thru registered shooters. We are always happy to show and teach newcomers the joy and tricks of the sport.

During the year we have club championship shoots plus a ham and a turkey shoot.

Our fields are set up to shoot and learn the following games:

  • 16 to 27 Yard Trap
  • Trap Doubles
  • Wobble Trap
  • Turkey Pad
  • Skeet
  • Modern Skeet
  • Skeet Doubles
  • Scat
  • Protection

The cost per game is only $3.00 and is the best value around. Members and nonmembers get the same great price.

Our fields and trap house are under the control of Randy Schmidt. He takes great pride in his club, and the fields. So come on down have some fun, meets some great people, we promise you will have a great time.

If you have an interest, we encourage any and all new to the sport or just need the practice for hunting season, come join us during our many hours that we are open to the public.

Hours:

Public Hours: (Weather and staff permitting) Sundays Noon. to 3:00 pm and Thursdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Absolutly no shooting after 9:00 pm.

Member Hours: (Members only or guests with members using Hand Traps (with Trap Committee approval when open to public) Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to Sunset and on Sunday 12:00 Noon to Sunset. Wear your badges.

Rules:

  1. No alcoholic beverages if you are shooting, handling firearms or ammunition.
  2. Guns left in racks or unattended must have their actions open. (Exception: guns with break open actions left in racks)
  3. Guns must be carried unloaded with actions open and kept pointed in safe directions.
  4. Loaded guns not allowed in buildings.
  5. Do not load your gun until you are at your shooting station or if the flag is on the trap house.
  6. Load only one shell at a time unless you are shooting doubles or international.
  7. Do not close your action until it is your turn to shoot.
  8. Do not change stations with a shell in the gun.
  9. Do not leave misfired ammunition on the ground, in the trash or at the range. Dispose of it properly.
  10. Shot size larger than #7 1/2 is not permitted on the trap or skeet ranges.
  11. Follow “The Ten Commandments of Gun Safety” at all times.
  12. Be courteous, limit squads to six people. (Ten when shooting Protection)
  13. Use eye and ear protection when shooting or near shooters.
  14. Sign up for squad(s) before you shoot.
  15. The Range Officer has the final say.

Ten basic Rules of Firearms Safety

  1. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
  2. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep the action open and unloaded. Keep the safety “on” and your finger off the trigger.
  3. Be sure the barrel of the firearm is clear of obstructions. Check the chamber and magazine every time you pick it up. Only carry and use ammunition appropriate for your firearm.
  4. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot. Agree to safe fields of fire for yourself and hunting companions and never swing beyond your area.
  5. Positively identify your target and what lies beyond. Make sure there is an adequate backstop when hunting or target practicing
  6. Unload your firearm when climbing a tree, crossing a fence, jumping a ditch or traversing slippery or steep terrain. Never pull a firearm toward you by the muzzle.
  7. Be aware of the potential for ricochet. Never shoot at a hard, flat surface or water.
  8. Unload firearms when not in use, leaving the action open. Transport and carry firearms unloaded and cased when traveling to and from the field or target practice
  9. Store firearms and ammunition separately in locked compartments and beyond the reach of children.
  10. Never use alcohol or drugs that can impair your judgment before or while shooting.

Photos:

8PT Upper Trap House
8PT Upper Trap Field
8PT Lower Trap Field