Overview
Trap is the most popular shooting sport in North America with some 60,000 shooters that shoot at 83 million clay targets per year, be it recreational or in a registered tournament. There are three segments to trapshooting -16 yard event, handicap event and doubles.

16 Yard Event: The shooter stands 16 yards from the trap house “on the 16 yard line”. The thrown targets will fly from 48 to 50 yards from the shooter, and have angles of 35 to 40 degrees. Targets are thrown at varying angles. Most angles are broken at a range of about 35 yards from the shooter.
Handicap Event: In this event, the shooter stands from 17 to 27 yards depending on the shooter’s previous scores. The better the previous scores the further back you shoot from.
Doubles Event: This event is shot from the 16-yard line but at two targets that are thrown simultaneously. The targets have an angle of 34 to 36 degrees and a distance of 44 yards. The shooter has one shot at each target “25 pair” = 50 targets

Trap shoots may be informal practice or registered events. The average shooter will break 12 – 15 targets on the first try trapshooting and gradually improve through the teens into the twenties. A perfect round is 25 broken targets.
Equipment
Firearms: The most used shotgun for trap is 12 gauge with full or modified choke, with 28″ to 30″ barrel. The shotgun can be a single barrel, over under, pump, and/or autoloader.

Ammunition: Shotshells may vary slightly with shooter’s preference. The load can be 2 ¾ dram or 3 dram equivalent of powder and 1 1/8, 1 or 7/8 ounce of #7 ½, #8 or #8 ½ shot size.

Targets: Regulation targets cannot be more than 4 5/16 inches in diameter and 1 1/8 inches tall, weighing 3 ½ ounces. They are made of a composition of pitch and clay or limestone, are saucer shaped and left black or painted orange, white or lime green.
History
Trapshooting gets it’s name from the device that is used to throw the clay target into the air. Trap simulates the flight of a game bird flushed ahead of the shooter. In the beginning live bird were used by releasing them from holes in the ground which was covered. Trapshooting is first mentioned in an English publication titled “Sporting Magazine” in 1793.

The Sportsman club of Cincinnati, Ohio introduced trapshooting in North America in 1831. Live bird where replaced by a variety of targets made of metal, glass and other materials. A catapult was used to launch these targets. In the 1880’s, clay targets much the same as used today were first developed by George Ligowski of Cincinnati and also credited with the development of the trap throwing machine.

In 1924, Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton, became the permanent home of the Grand (tournament) and home of Amateur Trapshooting Association. The Grand is a ten-day tournament held each August.

Chairman: Ron Edward
Phone: 604-792-3440

09 March

Trap Report March 2019

By |2019-03-09T18:11:33-07:00March 9th, 2019|Trap Club|0 Comments

On the 9th Greg Wesslius and Ron Edward pulled the trap from #2 house prior to construction of Range 2B to make is easier. Cold weather and high winds did not make this any easier. Only 6 people showed for the Sunday shoot, there was confusion whether trap was running. Next shoot March 17, 1st [...]

07 January

Trap Report January 2019

By |2019-01-07T10:31:37-07:00January 7th, 2019|Trap Club|2 Comments

We did not have a great turnout for the shoot. Only 24 A Class and 4 B Class shoots. We will try to move turkeys at January 20th shoot. That is the start of our 200 Bird Trophy, best score each month for 8 months. Thanks to Sonny Danielson for running counter. For pulling and marking, [...]

07 December

Trap Club Report December 2018

By |2018-12-07T11:17:01-07:00December 7th, 2018|Trap Club|Comments Off on Trap Club Report December 2018

Had 9 shooters out. Next shoot December 16 Turkey Shoot. January 20 is the start of the 200 Bird Trophy, your best score each month for 8 months. Would appreciate if rifle and handgun shooters would wait until 2:00 as it's tough to hear calls for targets with the noise of rapid fire.

05 October

Trap Report October 2108

By |2018-10-05T10:15:56-07:00October 5th, 2018|Trap Club|Comments Off on Trap Report October 2108

Had 9 people out due to rain shoot was over quickly. Next shoot Oct 21, Nov 18. On Oct 14 Chilliwack is having a 50 target shoot, price $40. On Nov 5 Ridgedale is having the Bill Farr Memorial, $40.

07 September

Trap Report September 2018

By |2018-09-07T09:11:42-07:00September 7th, 2018|Trap Club|Comments Off on Trap Report September 2018

At the Open House we used 5 cases of targets and 650 rounds of ammunition. 115 people shot 5 shots and several volunteers shot also. The new Beretta functioned well as did the 3 other club guns. Peter Turgeon and Daryl Jansen provided 2 other guns. August 19th, 10 people attended 6 shot individual HDCP [...]

04 August

Trap Report August 2018

By |2018-08-04T16:40:03-07:00August 4th, 2018|Trap Club|1 Comment

July 15th was the 70th Interclub Trap Shoot. Mission: 117 Ridgedale: 116 Abbotsford: 106 Chilliwack: 106 Agassiz: 83 Greg Wesselius, Abbotsford, shot the only 25 straight. Abby Team Greg Wesselius: 25 Ron Edward: 15 Nathan Ghole: 21 Larry Danielson: 18 Ed Parsons: 24 It was very hot, over 30 degrees celcius. Thank you to [...]

09 July

Trap Report July 2018

By |2018-07-09T16:46:04-07:00July 9th, 2018|Trap Club|Comments Off on Trap Report July 2018

Had 6 people out to the Club Trophies. Only 2 shot all the categories. Greg Wesselius won all 4 trophies. 50 singles 45, GunsDown 17, Doubles 33, Aggregate 95. Next shoot July 15, inter-club event, other ranges closed. August 19 shoot individual and 24 yd Handicap 75 shots. Night practice June 7 - 7 shooters, [...]

17 May

Trap Report May 2018

By |2018-05-17T10:04:24-07:00May 17th, 2018|Trap Club|2 Comments

Had about 12 people out. Trap #1 needs repair, will be done by next monthly shoot. Next shoot May 20, June 17 is club trophies 125 rounds. Night practice April 12 - 5, 19th - 4, 26th - 4.

06 April

Trap Report April 2018

By |2018-04-06T14:33:53-07:00April 6th, 2018|Trap Club|Comments Off on Trap Report April 2018

Had 10 people out. A couple were trying out guns purchased at the HACS show. Practice nights start Thursday April 5th at 6:00 pm. This will continue until the end of August. Due to difficulty in hearing call for targets, request shooters on other ranges come after 1:00 pm. Next monthly shoot April 15, May [...]

02 March

Trap Report March 2018

By |2018-03-02T10:19:27-07:00March 2nd, 2018|Trap Club|Comments Off on Trap Report March 2018

We had 6 people out. Due ot high winds, icy footing and cold, we shot 1 round. Next shoot March 18. Night practice start 1st Thursday of April at 6:00 pm.

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