Disciplines

Each discipline is run by a club specifically focused on that particular discipline.  They collect their own match fees and buy their own equipment, materials and any props they might use.  No Weld County Fish and Wildlife membership dues are used by the disciplines.

All shotgun ranges are only open when a Range Officer is present and the event is listed on the Event Calendar.

Skeet

Our four ancient clay target machines have been replaced with brand new equipment, and the buildings housing the equipment have been re-built and painted, along with the fencing. Everything looks great, works great, and we have one of the very nicest skeet facilities in the state.

Skeet uses the same clay targets as trap. 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, almost 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 doubles. There are 16 single targets, two from each station. A round also includes eight shots at four double-targets from stations 1, 2, 6 and 7. The first target missed is repeated; the repeat target is called "the optional." If no miss occurs in the round of 24 shots, the optional is taken as a single target; usually shot from station eight. Find out more about the game of skeet from the National Skeet Shooting Association. The Scholastic Clay Target Program provides competition opportunities for young skeet shooters.

Skeet practice is held every Saturday (weather permitting) from 10-2. Non-members are welcome if accompanied by a member.

Member Cost: $5 for 25 Clays

Non-member Cost: $7 for 25 Clays

Trap

Trap is the oldest shotgun shooting sport in America. Trapshooting derives its name from the device, called a trap, which throws clay targets into the air. Participants shoot at the clay targets thrown from a trap house located in front of the shooter. The trap rotates in a random sequence, presenting the shooter with a variety of going away shots, angling to the right, left and flying straightaway.

Trap is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A round of trap consists of 25 targets per shooter. A trap field has five positions, or stations, numbered consecutively from left to right. Five clay targets, sometimes referred to as "birds," are thrown for each shooter at each position, with one shot being fired at each bird. After firing five rounds in rotation, each squad member moves one station to his right, with the shooter on station five moving over to station one.

Find out more about the game of trap from the Amateur Trapshooting Association. The Scholastic Clay Target Program and the ATA's AIM program provide competition opportunities for young trap shooters. The National Shooting Sports Foundation administers First Shots, a program that introduces newcomers to shooting.

Skeet and Trap Contacts:

Trap Director
Jim Stevenson
Email:trap@wcfw.org
Tel No.: 970-342-1258

Skeet Director
Bill Mason
Email: skeet@wcfw.org
Tel No.: 970-616-9622

Skeet Advisor
Steve Hopkins
Email: steveh@wcfw.org

Tel No.: 303-929-0598

Skeet Range Officers

Dave 834-2357

Mardy 303-616-1860

John 834-2357

Mike 720-771-7826

Steve  303-929-0598

When there is a fifth Saturday in the month Range Officer TBA