SUNDAY TRAP SHOOTING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(EXCEPT on some holidays and on Sundays when there is a monthly club meeting.)
- Only registered shooters and administrative personnel admitted. No non-shooting people allowed on the range or within the designated staging area. CDC social distancing protocols (minimum distance of 6 feet between persons) will be followed. A face covering (covering nose and mouth) is mandatory at all times except when on the firing line.
- Range qualifications will not be available until Phase II of the Governor’s Reopening RI protocols go into effect. After Reopening RI Phase II is in effect, people needing qualification must arrange for to be qualified by appointment only.
- There Will Be Two Sessions:
Session 1 – Limited to 10 registrants. Registrations will be taken between 8:45 a. m. and 9:15 a. m. or until 10 shooters are registered. Limit of 2 lines per shooter with Line 1 being called at 9:30. a. m. Proof of pre-qualification is required.
Session 2 – Limited to 10 registrants. Registrations will be taken between 10:45 a. m. and 11:10 a. m. or until 10 shooters are registered. Limit of 2 lines per shooter with Line 1 being called at 11:15 a. m. Proof of pre-qualification is required.
- The gate in the road leading to the upper range area will be open from 8:45 a. m. until 9:15 a. m. (or until the maximum of 10 registrations is reached) to allow non-members access for Session 1 registration. The gate will reopen 10:45 until 11:10 a. m. (or until the maximum of 10 registrations is reached) to allow non-members access for Session 2 registration. Non-members arriving early must wait in their vehicle in the lower parking area until the gate is opened for registrations. DO NOT BLOCK THE ACCESS ROAD OR ENTER THE PREMISES BY FOLLOWING ANOTHER VEHICLE.
- Non-members must leave the club grounds immediately after shooting.
- The Lower Trap Range is closed to the public until further notice.
WEDNESDAY TRAP SHOOTING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
• Members: $3.00 per 25 shot round
• Non Members: $3.50 per 25 shot round
• Juniors: $2.25 per 25 shot round
• PAT-TRAP Automatic Doubles Machine with Wobble.
• CANTERBURY Wireless Voice Release System.
• High Output Flood Lights for Wed evenings
• Well maintained Club House on each Trap Field with wood burning stove.
Trap shooting is one of the three major forms of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shotgun shooting at clay targets). The others are Skeet shooting and sporting clays. The sport is in some ways a replacement for a game where the targets were live pigeons. Indeed, one of the names for the clay targets used in shooting games is clay pigeons. The layout of modern trap shooting is different from skeet shooting in that there is only one house that releases targets and the shooters only move through 5 different positions.
Trap shooting has been a sport since at least 1793 when it used real birds, usually the Passenger Pigeon, which was extremely abundant at the time. Fake birds were introduced around the time of the American Civil War as the Passenger Pigeon was nearing extinction and sufficient numbers were not reliably available. Clay targets were introduced in the 1880’s.