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.


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.

NOTE: We are planning on starting up a Trap league that we will be open on 1,2,3,Sundays from 10am to 2pm for trap practice and possible also on the 4th Sunday depending on RO availability. Please contact Gary Cholas if you are interested in joining the group. We will announce when events become scheduled.

Trap Contacts:

Trap Directors
Gary Cholas, Randall Arbogast
Tel No.: 720-273-1911, 970-219-3293

Trap Range Officers