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THE GANDER ROD AND GUN CLUB

TRAP PROGRAM

TRAPSHOOTING SPORT DESCRIPTION
Trap is a shotgun shooting sport that launches clay targets for competitors to shoot.

The style of trapshooting shot at the Gander Rod And Gun Club is known as American Trap and uses rules published by the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA).

The most common size of shotgun normally used is 12 gauge though 20 gauge is often used as well. Any gauge may be used though no allowance is given for the use of a smaller gauge. The shotgun range at the Gander Rod And Gun Club is certified only for shot sizes 7.5, 8, or 9.

Competitors start on one of 5 shooting stations where they shoot at 5 launched targets in turn. Then, the competitors shift positions and shoot again, until each has shot at 5 targets from each of the 5 shooting stations. A visble piece must be seen to break from the target to score as a hit. Hits are scored 1 point each and misses are scored 0. Each competitor will then receive a score out of 25.

Trap can be a very enjoyable shooting game. You may choose to compete against yourself as you try to beat your previous scores or raise your score average, or you may choose to enter an actual competition shoot to vie for top score and honours in various classes.

TRAP PROGRAM DETAILS
The Trap Program will consist of regular league practice days, novice league practice days, and funshoot competition days as published.

Trap Prices:
One round of 25 clay targets: $5.00
Non-member daily range use fee: $10.00

Trap League
Trap league practice days will be Sundays as published (see Events page) from 2:00PM until 6:00PM.
Members and non-members of all abilities are welcome.
There are no age requirements provided a parent is comfortable in letting their child participate. Regardless, all participants are expected to be able to operate a firearm safely after instruction.
Participants must wear appropriate eye and ear protection and are expected to bring their own firearms and equipment, including shotshells (7.5, 8, or 9), as "loner gear" is not available at the club.
Daily competitions may be organized at each practice for those who opt to participate.

Novice Trap League
Novice league practice days will be Thursdays as published (see Events page) from 7:00PM until dusk.
Members and non-members are welcome. This practice day is designed to give new participants a chance to try out Trap without any added pressure as may be felt shooting alongside those of more experience. It's perfect for adults or children who have not shot a shotgun before, or are looking for some instruction before attending a regular league day. There are no age requirements provided a parent is comfortable in letting their child participate. Regardless, all participants are expected to be able to operate a firearm safely after instruction.
Participants must wear appropriate eye and ear protection and are expected to bring their own firearms and equipment, including shotshells (7.5, 8, or 9), as "loner gear" is not available at the club.

Festival Of Flight Competition
The FoF Competition will normally be held on the first Saturday in August as published (see Events page).
Members and non-members of all abilities are welcome.
Participants must wear appropriate eye and ear protection and are expected to bring their own firearms and equipment, including shotshells (7.5, 8, or 9), as "loner gear" is not available at the club.
Competitors will pay an entry fee and fire at a set number of targets at the regular distance (singles), long distance (handicap singles) and regular distance doubles (2 targets at once).
Prizes will be awarded to winners.

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