Trap shooting utilizes the Clubs two trap fields, both equipped
with lighting for night shooting. Shotguns are used for trap,
typically 12 gauge, and consists of 25 clay pigeons (birds) per
round. There are 5 positions (posts) that shots are fired from
various yardages from 16 to 27, and birds are thrown from one
trap house in front of the shooters. The most common type of
event is singles, where one bird is thrown at a time, 5 birds per
post for a total of 25 birds per round. There are also doubles
events where two birds are launched simultaneously and the
shooter fires one shot per bird. An interesting Trap fact, the
world’s largest trap shoot, the Grand American, is one of the
largest participatory sporting events in the United States, with over 5800 people entering in 2006. And it’s currently held in Sparta, IL at the World Shooting Complex.
The trap fields are open year around for practice rounds using the token system, unless a conflicting activity is taking place (Trap Derby, range maintenance, archery shoot, etc). Tokens available in the Clubhouse vestibule, cost is $5 per 25 birds.
If you are interested any trap activities, contact Lyle Kruger for details.
Contact Lyle Kruger at (217)343-6161 for more information.
Schuetzenfest Trapshoot is Saturday Sept 26. Click here for flyer.
"Wednesday Morning Irregulars" informal trap shooting. A little trap shooting and a whole lot of Bull! Open to all shooters, starts at 10am.
Effingham County Sportsman's Club