Welcome to WLRGC Trap!

We have public trap shoots every 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month and they all start at 11am. The public is welcome to join us. We shoot until there are no more shooters. So, get to the club early so you don’t miss the fun. Minimum equipment you need to shoot trap at WLRGC:

  • Shotgun (Can be either Semi-auto, Pump, or over/under)
  • Minimum 1 box (25 shells birdshot)
  • Ear & Eye Protection

COST: $5 per line (5 shots at each of the 5 stations for a total of 25)

When you get to the trap house you will sign up for a one line minimum (you can sign up for as many as you have boxes of shells).

WLRGC Club Trap Rules:

  1. PAY YOUR TRAP FEE WHEN YOU SIGN UP
  1. AUTOMATICS MUST HAVE SHELL CATCHER
  1. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION MUST BE WORN WHEN SHOOTING
  1. ACTION OPEN UNTIL YOUR TURN TO SHOOT
  1. KEEP TALKING TO A MINIMUM WHEN ON THE SHOOTING LINE AND BEHIND.
  1. DO NOT PICK UP BRASS UNTIL AFTER THE LINE HAS FINISHED SHOOTING

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If your new to the sport and want to learn more scroll down.

What is trap shooting?

Trap shooting is one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting. The other disciplines are skeet shooting and sporting clays. Trap shooting is distinguished by the targets being launched from a single “house” or machine, generally away from the shooter, compared with skeet shooting where targets are launched from two “houses” crossing in front of the shooter. Sporting clays involve a more complex course, with many launch points.

How to shoot trap?

  • Five shooters (one per station). 
  •  Shot from the 16-yard line. 
  •  Trap oscillates a total of 54 degrees left to right (27 degrees each side of center), with target variation up to a 34-degree arc. 
  • The actual point of launch is unknown to the shooter. 
  • The shooter will engage five targets from each station before rotating to the next.  
  • A round of singles trap consists of 25 targets.

If you want more information and tips on how to shoot trap select any of the links below.

Trap Shooting: A Post-by-Post Guide | Field & Stream (fieldandstream.com)

Trap Shooting for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know – The Clay Bird