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Skeet & Trap


Trap, the oldest shotgun shooting sport in America is available at Blackwood Gun Club. Trapshooting derives its name from the device, called a trap which throws clay targets in the air at varied angles going away from the shooter. The trap can be set to oscillate up and down and right and left creating a wide variety in random sequence. The "game of trap" is shot in squads of 5 shooters and consists of 25 targets. The trap field has 5 positions numbered 1-5 left to right. Shooters are thrown 5 targets or "birds" from each position. After 5 targets shooters rotate right and the far right comes around to position 1 on the far left. Trap can be set up for less shooters and can be set not to oscillate to give beginning shooters a great way to start out shooting. There is usually a "pull cord" with button to launch the target when "Pull" is called by shooter when ready.

Blackwood Gun Club also has Skeet which uses the same clay targets & throwers as trap. There are two trap houses, a "high house" on the left and a "low house" on the right. Both traps throw targets at a fixed angle. Skeet is usually shot in squads of 5. A skeet field has eight shooting positions or stations which are usually numbered 1-8 from left to right with # 8 in the center. A round of skeet consists of 25 targets. Some stations are singles and some are doubles. Ask for a score-sheet and game rules if you want to shoot the game of skeet, or just enjoy shooting singles or doubles from some of the stations for a good practice round.

Range Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Range Pricing:
Round of Skeet: $9.50 (25 clays)
Round of Trap: $9.50 (25 clays)

There are several clay shooting games set up for shooters at the Blackwood Gun Club Clay Range. People generally shoot clays for fun, to get ready for bird hunting or for competition and also as a networking or teambuilding activity. Clay shooting is a fast growing hobby among every age & gender and can be enjoyed by beginners alongside the expert shooter, which is great for family, business associates and friends, young and old.

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