Trap

Trapshooting is a specific form of clay target shootine. Trapshooting is a game of movement, action and split-second timing. It requires accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire and break the 4 1/4inch disc which are hurled through the air at a speed of 42mph, simulating the flight of a bird fleeing a hunter. Targets are thrown no less than 48 yards and no more than 52 yards and should be between 8 and 12 feet high when they are 10 yards in front of the trap.

The shooter is required to shoot at the target after he calls “pull”. It does not matter in scoring if the shooter hits only a small piece of the tarted or whether he shatters the target. The target is considered either a “dead” or “lost” bird.

A round of trap consists of 25 targets. Five targets are shot from 5 positions located 16 or more yards behind the trap house.

League info: contact Brian Van Kleek