If you would like to come out and trap shoot, and have not shot before, here is a link to the Amateur Trap Association web site, and a great getting started page they have put together. It does a great job of walking you through what you need and also some rules so you know what to expect when you get here. The article is from 2010, so some of the cost associated with the things you need may be out of date.
If you would like to come out and shoot trap or skeet, and have not shot before, here are links to the Amateur Trap Association web site, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the National Skeet Shooting Association. You can visit these pages and get great information about getting started in the shotgun sports. They do a great job of walking you through what you need and also some rules so you know what to expect when you get here. The article if from 2010, so some of the cost associated with the things you need, may be out of date.
The North Bristol Sportsman’s Club was organized in 1971 as a trap shooting club. In 1973, the organization moved to the present location, for more room and better safety control. We have 4 trap fields with 1 combination trap and skeet field. With technology constantly changing, we have the newest trap throwing machines along with voice activated controls.
Trapshooting is a specific form of clay target shooting. It is a game of concentration, movement, action, and timing that requires the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire, and break a clay target. In trap, there are 5 stations from which you shoot at 5 clay targets, for a total of 25 birds in a round. The trap field stations are graduated, such that you can shoot from the 16-yard line all the way back to the 27-yard line. If you’re really brave, you can shoot doubles, which are 2 birds coming out of the trap house at the same time.
Trapshooting has been a growing sport over the years, and especially at the North Bristol Sportsman’s Club. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages from 10 to 90, members and non-members, male or female. You can start shooting at any age, young or old. We encourage youth shooters.
Our club holds different trap shooting events annually, both on individual scoring and team scoring events. Please check our monthly calendar for those events.
North Bristol Sportsman’s Club has different Trap Leagues:
Winter/Spring league on Monday evenings
Summer leagues, both Monday and Wednesday evenings, Memorial week off
Fall league, on Wednesday evenings
A league team consists of 5 regular shooters and at least 1 or 2 subs. You shoot 50 birds, 25-16 yard and 25-Handicap targets during a league night. A league team is usually made up of a group of friends or co-workers. In a league setting, your team scores are tracked, printed and posted at the club. League shooting is a fun, competitive event, and we encourage youth teams to take part in all leagues.
Spring League starts March 1st, Summer League starts May 1st. You can join Spring league by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details and the summer league registration is below.