Trapshooting is a game of movement, action, and split-second timing. It requires the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire and break the 108 mm discs which are hurled through the air at a speed of 42mph, simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter. The shooter is required to shoot at a target after they call "pull." It does not matter in scoring if the shooter hits only a small piece of the target or whether they shatter the target. Shooters stand a minimum of 16 yards and a maximum of 27 yards from the trap houses.
The WSRC has the longest trap line in the world with over 120 trap fields extending over 3.5 miles outfitted with a voice activated release system. Twenty-four of those are combination trap/skeet fields with 16 of those fields equipped with lights for shooting after dark.
Since 2006, the WSRC is the home grounds for the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Grand American Trapshooting Championships. It draws thousands of competitors from all over the world to compete in August. All ages are welcome to come to compete or to just check it out!
For more information, come to Vendor Building 3, Suite 310 or call (618) 295-2332.
Check the calendar for shooting days: registered shoots, fundraisers, walk up weekends.