Eye and Ear protection is REQUIRED
Skeet uses clay targets. Two trap houses are required in skeet - a "high house" at the left of the field and a "low house" at the right. Both traps throw targets at fixed angles. High-house targets start at a point about 10 feet above the ground, moving to the shooter's right. Low-house targets move in the opposite direction starting from a point about three feet off the ground.
Skeet is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A skeet field has eight positions, or stations, seven of which are numbered consecutively from left to right in a semi-circle around the field. Station eight is located in the center, directly between the trap houses, offering very challenging and very exciting targets.
A round of skeet consists of 25 targets. Some stations offer single targets, others singles and doubles. There are 16 single targets, two from each station. A round also includes eight shots at four doubles targets from stations 1, 2, 6 and 7. The first target missed is repeated; the repeat target is called "the option". If no miss occurs in the round of 24 shots, the option is taken as a second target from low eight.
Find out more about the game of skeet from the National Skeet Shooting Association (Copied from the NSSF website.)
Skeet is usually shot with #9, but #8 is often used. Larger shot is not effective for clay target shooting and is prohibited on the skeet fields.
Skeet shooters are not to load their shotguns unless they are on a designated shooting station. Actions always remain open otherwise, even when walking to and from the field. Never load more than 2 shells at one time. It is common practice to load 2 shells when shooting skeet. Skeet shooters are not allowed to shoot at targets that are out of bounds. At Station #8 the target will pass you if you don’t break it quickly. You are not to turn around and shoot at it after it has passed you. This is a serious safety infraction.
Instructions for using our skeet traps are posted in each house. If you encounter a problem STOP. Do Not try to adjust the trap yourself. Call Mike Hatfield, Jerry Grogan or Ricky Allen. Their numbers are posted in the houses.
ERAD is available on all 3 Skeet Fields.
Please load the machines gently to avoid cracking the targets. DO NOT DECOCK the skeet traps. Please unplug both cords before you leave. This should stop some of the problems we have had with maintenance. Machines left plugged in are subject to costly damage during thunderstorms.
Clay target fees for skeet are $4/rd (25 targets) for each member and $6/rd (25 targets) for each guest. Remember to log in and pay your fees before you leave. Be sure to mark your check showing the number of rounds of skeet shot. A round is 25 clays. NOTE: Members will be charged for their non-paying guests' rounds at the current guest rate.
NSSA CERTIFIED SKEET REFEREES: Ricky Allen, Roger Haney, Mike Hatfield, Ronnie Newton, and Tom Hill.
If you are new to the game or just want a quick refresher course, visit the link to NSSA mentioned above, then come to a FunShoot. Help is always available.