Trap is the oldest shotgun shooting sport in America. Trapshooting derives its name from the device, called a trap, which throws clay targets into the air. Participants shoot at the clay targets thrown from a trap house located in front of the shooter. The trap rotates in a random sequence, presenting the shooter with a variety of going away shots, angling to the right, left and flying straightaway.
Trap is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A round of trap consists of 25 targets per shooter. A trap field has five positions, or stations, numbered consecutively from left to right. Five clay targets, sometimes referred to as "birds," are thrown for each shooter at each position, with one shot being fired at each bird. After firing five rounds in rotation, each squad member moves one station to his right, with the shooter on station five moving over to station one.
Find out more about the game of trap from the Amateur Trapshooting Association. Copied from the NSSF website.
Trap is best shot with #7 ½ or #8. Larger shot is not effective for clay target shooting and is prohibited on the skeet fields.
Please uncock the machines and unplug them when you are finished shooting. Leaving them cocked causes damage to the springs. If you don't
know how to uncock the machines, please ask someone for help or contact the range director. Instructions for trap operation are posted inside each house.
Clay target fees for trap are $3/round for members and $5/round for guests. Note: Members will be charged for their non-paying guests' rounds at the current guest rate. Be sure to log in and pay your fees before leaving.
2018 ATA Registered Shoot Schedule
Registration begins at 9:00 AM. Shooting begins at 10AM.
Feb. 3rd, Apr.14th, June 16th, July 7th, Aug. 18th, Sept. 1st, Oct. 13th
and Nov. 3rd.
300 Targets program. Shooters must be ATA members.
2018 FUN SHOOT Schedule
Registration begins at 1:00 PM. Shooting begins at 2PM.
April 15th, May 20th, June 17th, July 8th, Aug. 19th, Sept. 2nd, and
Fun Shoots will include Big 50 Targets for ATA. Entry Fee is $20 per 100 targets (50 singles and 50 handicaps). Anyone can shoot. New shooters are requested to come at 1:00PM for an Introduction to Trap Shooting and Safety Briefing.