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. In addition the  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. Skeet Practice is also held on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00.  Because of the number of older members who regularly participate in this activity and who have serious concerns about covid, until further notice, masks are required to be worn at all times at Wednesday Practice when not actually shooting.

Member Cost: $5 for 25 Clays

Non-member Cost: $7 for 25 Clays


REGISTERED SKEET MATCHES
Are typically held monthly March through December, weather permitting.  The Club Calendar has the dates.  Competitors must be members of the National Skeet Shooting Association, and Colorado residents must also belong to the Colorado Skeet Shooting Association.  NSSA sanctions the matches, establishes competition rules, and records all scores.  Details are available at www.nssa-nsca.org. and www.coloradoskeet.net.  WCFW membership is not required.
The match format varies, but a typical shoot would consist of 50 targets each in 12, 20, 28, and 410 gauges, plus doubles.  Shooters usually may also choose 100 or 200 registered targets in the gauge of their choice if they do not want to be part of the main match.  Match sign-up and squadding is handled online and no walk-in sign-up is allowed.  The cost is usually $30.00 per 100 targets, payable only in cash or by check.
For more information contact either Bill Mason: william.mason070569@gmail.com or Steve Hopkins: stevohopkins@gmail.com.

Skeet Contacts:

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