Unlike trap, Skeet is a purely American shotgun game, born and bred not only in the U.S.A. but in the very cauldron of American independence — Massachusetts. In 1920, several Andover bird hunters, casting about for a more realistic means of honing their wingshooting skills by duplicating all the shot presentations they might encounter in a live bird field, devised a scheme they called Shooting Around the Clock.
Today’s skeet field varies little from its 1920 beginnings. It has eight
shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the stations are
arranged in a half moon between the two trap houses, and one station is
directly between them. The high house, on the left side of the field,
throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target
rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it travels to the center of the
field. The low house target, on the right side, leaves the trap house
just 3-1/2 feet from the ground. It also rises to a height of 15 feet by
the time it reaches the center of the field. More information on skeet can be found at the National Skeet Shooting Association website.
Advance sign up is not required.
Gate opens 15 mins prior to start time - see calendar for days and times.
Last squad will start 15 minutes before session end time.
- Open to the public.
Course of Fire Details
- National Skeet Shooting Association Rule Book