Skeet

Skeet takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Practice and squadding are at 8:00 a.m., with the shoot beginning at 8:30. Skeet Practice is held on the Friday immediately preceding the second Sunday of the month.

In Skeet, There are two "houses" at the left and right ends of the field: a high house (about 10 feet tall) and a low house (about 3 feet tall). There are eight shooting stations, with Station One located at the base of the high house and Station Seven at the low house, and Station Eight located between the houses. In Skeet the pigeons are thrown in the same direction (from the high to the low house and vise a versa). It is the change in the shooter's position (station) relative to the target which varies, resulting in shots ranging from straightaway to crossing in front of the shooter at 90 degrees to coming almost straight at the shooter. There are singles at each station, doubles (one bird from each house, thrown simultaneously) at some. A certain amount of lead is necessary to hit the target.
Skeet provides a wider variety of shots than trap, but the distances between shooter and pigeon are closer. In either game, if the target breaks, whether a single chip is shorn off by one pellet or if the bird turns into a cloud of dust, it counts as a hit. A perfect score is 25 hits out of 25 targets thrown. A 'round' of either game consists of 25 pigeons and you can shoot several rounds in one day make sure to bring enough ammo.

No special equipment is needed, just a shotgun (12, 16, or 20-gauge will do nicely), several boxes of shells (#9, 8, or 7 ½ shot only), a shotgun vest is helpful.

Eye & Ear protection is mandatory

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