Hamilton Angling & Hunting Association



SKEET RANGE RULES

NOTE: VIOLATION OF THE RULES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. SUCH ACTION MAY RESULT IN CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST ANY OFFENDER & ASSOCIATES.

1.  The caution sign must be displayed when the range is in use.

2.  NO alcohol or drugs.

3.  Guns must be unloaded and actions open except on the firing line / station

4.  Guns may NEVER be pointed in the direction of other persons.

5. Guns must be pointer down when carried.

6.  When on the firing line:

* keep your gun pointed ahead and unloaded until it is your turn to shoot.

* Guns must be shouldered for firing.

* Pass behind other shooters when moving from #5 to #1.

* In case of a mis-fire, keep the gun closed and pointed straight ahead for 60 seconds.

* If a red flag is raised on the trap house, open actions and unload guns at once.

* All shells must be equivalent to 3 drams / 1 1/8 oz. with # 7.5 shot or less.

* If shooting beyond 27 yards, rope off and mark sidewalks.

ALL ATA and NSSA Rules apply.


GENERAL CLUB RULES <----- Click

SHOOTING SKEET

The Skeet Field

Today’s skeet field varies little from its 1920 beginnings. It has eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the stations are arranged in a half moon between the two trap houses, and one station is directly between them. The high house, on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it travels to the center of the field. The low house target, on the right side, leaves the trap house just 3-1/2 feet from the ground. It also rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it reaches the center of the field.

A Round of Skeet

A round of skeet consists of 25 targets, with 17 shot as singles and 8 as doubles. The first miss is repeated immediately and is called an option. If no targets are missed during the round, the last or 25th target is shot at the last station, low house 8. The shooting sequence is as follows:

  • Stations 1 and 2: High house single; Low house single; High house/Low house pair
  • Stations 3, 4, and 5: High house single; Low house single
  • Stations 6 and 7: High house single; Low house single; Low house/High house pair
  • Station 8: High house single; Low house single

Skeet is shot in squads of up to five shooters. They move from station to station around the half moon, ending up in the center, at the end of the round.

Any gauge shotgun may be used, of any type, as long as it can fire at least two shots. The preferred shot size is #9, but nothing larger than 7-1/2 should ever be used. Since strength is not a factor, women are able to compete equally with men. Left handed shooters do just as well as right.

Shooting a Practice Round of Skeet at Your Club

Upon arrival, go directly to the sign-up desk inside the skeet house to pay for the round and be assigned to one of the skeet fields. You’ll need to take the following equipment to the field with you:

  • Shotgun – any gauge, any type, as long as it fires at least two (2) shells
  • Ammunition – One box of 25 shells, same gauge as your gun
  • A shell holder you wear to carry your ammo as you move around the field
  • Ear Plugs – MANDATORY
  • Eye Protection – MANDATORY

 

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