New Skeet Machines
Duane & Cheryl Hartman have made a generous donation which made it possible to purchase four new skeet machines. The machines have been delivered and installed on both skeet fields. Thank you, Duane & Cheryl.
Additional Sporting Clay Machines!
Bill & Linda Demmer have made a generous donation which made it possible to purchase eight sporting clays machines. The machines have been delivered and installed on sporting clays course. We are now able to have three machines per station so the course can be changed during the winter. Thank you Bill & Linda.
A Very Special Thanks!
We are extremely happy to announce that the Hal & Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation has provided our club with a very generous grant of $32,300. The grant was specifically for improvements to the shotgun ranges. We have purchased the card readers for the sporting clay course, scissor lift for the sporting clay course and wall coating to the skeet and trap fields.
The entire Capital Area Sportsmen’s League gratefully thanks The Hal & Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation. Hal Glassen was a long time member of the Capital Area Sportsmen’s League.
Club/Gold Card for all shotgun sports!
We switched to a card system for sporting clays, skeet, trap, wobble trap and 5-stand. This is like a debit card.
Members will purchase a gold card for $15 (which you will keep) and pre-load it before shooting. We are selling the birds to members at $.25 per bird for sporting clays and $.20 per bird for skeet, trap, wobble trap and 5-stand with a $100 minimum. There is no expiration on the card. During the summer shotgun hours, members can shoot on any shotgun range from 10:00 AM to dusk Wednesday through Sunday afternoon (weather permitting).
Cards will only be available during normal operating hours on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Welcome to the shotgun sports area of CASL. We offer the following types of activities:
Skeet is 25 targets from 8 stations in a predetermined sequence of singles and simultaneous doubles (crossing targets).
A round of trap consists of 25 targets shot as singles. Thrown from an oscillating trap, targets are going away shots. Trap is shot from 5 stations in a half moon circle. You will shoot 5 singles at one station then move to the next station. Firing line is 16-27 yards from the trap house.
Trap Doubles (upon request)
A round of wobble trap consists of 25 targets shot as singles. Thrown from an oscillating trap both horizontal and vertical, targets are going away shots. Wobble trap is shot from 5 stations in a half moon circle. You will shoot 5 singles at one station, and then move to the next station. Firing line is 16-27 yards from the trap house.
Shotgun Range Hours:
Members Only Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to dusk
Sunday 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mid-October into Winter: Hours Subject to Change.
Open to the Public:
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Contact the Shotgun Directors:
Don Willcutt: 517-852-4252
Dan Kelley: 517-202-2326
Email the Shotgun Directors
Special events, i.e. corporate etc. require volunteer help. See the range master in the shotgun building (it is possible to reduce dues by volunteering).
Upcoming Shotgun Events:
Five Stand is a type of shotgun sport that is similar to sporting clays, trap and skeet. There are five stations, or stands and six to eight strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps). Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of clay birds. Each station will have a menu card that lets the shooter know the sequence of clay birds he or she will be shooting at (i.e. which trap the clay bird will be coming from). Our five stand targets include a rabbit, chandelle, overhead, standard skeet high house and low house shots, teal (launched straight up into the air), and an incoming bird.
Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as "golf with a shotgun" because a typical course includes from 10 to 15 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. Our course has 15 stations with each station presenting targets from trap machines. Targets are thrown as singles and pairs. A pair of targets may be thrown as a true pair, as a following pair or on report. Numerous hunting conditions are simulated by combining various speeds and angles with different types of clay targets. Each station is unique. Throughout our course, the shooters might see targets crossing from either side, coming inward, going outward, flying straight up, rolling on the ground, arcing high in the air, or thrown from towers. The possible target presentations are limited only by safety considerations, the terrain, and the imagination of our course designers. The configuration of the stations are changed to maintain interest for the shooters and for environmental preservation of the course. Golf carts are available to rent for those shooters who would prefer to ride than walk.
Saturday and Sunday
Open Shooting for Members and Public
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Open Shooting for Members and Public
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Shooting for Beginners
Upon request. Interested parties please contact:
Don Willcutt: 517-852-4252 or Dan Kelley: 517-202-2326
We now accept credit and debit cards. Fees are subject to change.
Members: $0.25/100 Birds
Non-Members: $0.35/Bird thrown
12 gauge: $8 (25 Shells/Box)
20 gauge: $8 (25 Shells/Box)
28 gauge: $12 (25 Shells/Box)
410 gauge: $12 (25 Shells/Box)