What is Skeet?
American Skeet is administered by the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA). The targets are shot in a different order and are slower than in Olympic skeet. There is also no delay after the shooter has called for them, and the shooter may do this with the gun held “up”, i.e. pre-mounted on the shoulder (as is allowed in trap shooting).
A full tournament is typically conducted over the course of five events. These include four events each shot with a different maximum permissible gauge. These maximum gauges are 12, 20, 28 and .410 bore. The fifth event, usually shot first in a five event competition, is Doubles, during which a pair of targets is thrown simultaneously at stations 1 through 7, and then from station 6 back through either station 2 or 1, depending on the round. The maximum gauge permitted in Doubles is 12. Each of the five events usually consists of 100 targets (four standard boxes of ammunition). All ties in potential winning scores are broken by shoot offs, usually sudden death by station, and usually shot as doubles, from stations 3, 4 and 5. Tournament management has the right to change the shoot format with respect to the order in which events are conducted, the number of events in a given shoot, and the rules governing shoot offs.
Each event normally constitutes a separate championship. In addition, the scores in the four singles events are combined to crown a High Over All (“HOA”) champion for the tournament, a coveted title. On occasion, the scores for all five events are also combined, to determine the High All Around (“HAA”) champion.
Dixie Trap & Gun Club has 2 skeet fields with 1 field having a voice release system. A round of skeet can be shot in about twenty minutes. Skeet is $5.00 per round for youth members, $6.00 per round, and $7.00 per round for non-members. Membership information is listed in the Pricing Information section.
Note: First time shooters shoot at the member price for the day.
We have several shotguns available for rental for $10.00 per day including Browning, Remington, and Winchester models.
Introductory lessons are available and we have outside lessons available by appointment.
Generally shooters shoot 12 ga. shotguns but smaller gauges are welcome. Field guns are also welcome and work well on all courses. We have a small pro shop that stocks shotgun shells, reloading supplies, targets, cleaning supplies, and accessories. Eye and hearing protection are required and available in the club house.
Eye and hearing protection are required and available in the club house.