About Us

Dixie Trap & Gun Club

Family Owned & Operated

Dixie Trap & Gun Club was founded in 1985 and is located on 132 beautiful acres in Mathews about 20 miles south east of Montgomery just off of high way 82.  The club is privately owned and operated by Bill and Becky Parson Jr.

Shooting Sports

Dixie Trap & Gun Club offers trap, wobble, skeet, sporting clays, and pistol and rifle ranges.  The club is open to the public to trap, skeet, and sporting clays and offers annual memberships for the pistol and rifle ranges.  

Facilities

Dixie Trap & Gun Club has a 2400 square foot fully equipped club house with restrooms, kitchen, dining and lounge area, and a big screen T.V. We have a small pro shop that stocks shotgun shells, reloading supplies, targets, cleaning supplies, and accessories.  We are available to host meetings and multiple shooting events and have catering available if notified in advance.  We also have 40 RV camp sites with water and electricity.  

We are proud to be the home club to the annual Alabama State Trapshooting Championships.

The 2015 ASTA Championships were featured on the daytime TV show Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter.

Hours Of Operation

Wednesday & Thursday

12:00 PM Until Dusk

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

10:00 AM Until Dusk

Shooting Sports

Activities

Trap

American Trap

What is Trap?

Trap is governed by the Amateur Trapshooting Association or ATA and its rules. The ATA is the primary governing body of American trapshooting and is one of the largest shooting sports organizations in the world.

American Trap is broken down into three categories: singles, doubles, handicap. The targets are thrown by a machine located at approximately ground level and covered by a “trap house.” For singles and doubles, there are five “stations”, each 16 yards behind the trap house. In singles, each competitor shoots at five targets from each station. The trap machine oscillates left to right within a 54 degree arc (up to 27 degrees right and left of center), and at least a 34 degree arc (up to 17 degrees right and left of center)., and the competitor does not know where in that arc the target will emerge. In doubles, the machine does not oscillate, but throws two targets simultaneously with each competitor shooting at five (5) pairs (10 targets) from each station. In the handicap events, the machine operates the same as in singles, but the shooters stand farther away from the trap house.

Dixie Trap & Gun Club has 7 trap fields with Pat Trap machines and Canterbury Voice release systems.  A round of trap can be shot in about ten minutes.  Trap is $4.50 per round of 25 targets for members and $6.00 per round for non- members.  Membership information is listed in the Pricing Information section.

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.

Wobble

Wobble Trap

What is Wobble?

A variant of standard trap is Wobble or Wobble trap. The main difference is a more variable target flight path than in standard trap shooting because the trap machine oscillates up and down as well as side to side. Shooters are allowed two shots per pull, and shooters at stations 1 and 5 stand at the 18 yard (16.5 m) mark while positions 2–4 stand at the 17 yard (15.5 m) mark. Although this version of trap is not sanctioned by the ATA, many shooters consider it to be both more challenging and engaging as well as a more realistic preparation for bird hunting.

Dixie Trap & Gun Club offers two trap fields that can be configured for Wobble with Pat Trap machines and Canterbury Voice release systems.  A round of Wobble can be shot in about ten minutes.  Wobble is $4.50 per round of 25 targets for members and $6.00 per round for non- members.  Membership information is listed in the Pricing Information section.

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.

Skeet

American Skeet

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 $4.50 per round of 25 targets for members and $6.00 per round for non- members.  Membership information is listed in the Pricing Information section.

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.

Sporting Clays

Course

What is Sporting Clays?

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.

Dixie Trap & Gun Club offers 14 automated stations equal to a 100 target course.  The course is $32.oo per 100 for members and $36.00 for non-members.  Membership information is listed in the Pricing Information section.  Completing the course generally takes about 90 minutes.

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.

Pistol & Rifle

Ranges

Our Ranges

Dixie Trap & Gun Club offers a covered rifle range with distances from 100, 200, and 340 yard target lines.  Pistol is shot on the same range.  The rifle and pistol range requires a $75 yearly membership and a daily fee of $10 per day.

Eye and hearing protection are required and available in the club house.

Join us for a great day of shooting sports and activities!

Pricing Information

Membership & Fees

Trap | Wobble | Skeet

  • No Annual Membership Required
  • Per Round (Non Membership)

    $6.00 per round of 25 targets

  • Per Round (Membership)

    Annual membership – $75

    $4.50 per round of 25 targets

Sporting Clays

  • No Annual Membership Required
  • Per Round (Non Membership)

    $36.00 per round of 100 targets

  • Per Round (Membership)

    Annual membership – $75

    $32.00 per round of 100 targets

Rifle | Pistol

  • Annual Membership Required
  • Daily Fee

    Annual membership – $75

    $10 per day

Alabama State Trapshooting Championships

2018

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide memberships?

Yes, we offer annual memberships at a cost of $75.

What are your hours?

  • Wednesday & Thursday | 12:00 PM Until Dusk.
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday | 10:00 AM Until Dusk.

How much are memberships?

$75 for a 1 year membership.

Do you have to be a member to shoot any of the courses?

Yes, you have to be a member to utilize the rifle and pistol ranges.

How much time is required to shoot a round of sporting clays, skeet, trap, wobble?

  • Trap and Wobble Round ~ 10 minutes.
  • Skeet ~ 20 minutes.
  • Sporting Clays ~ 90 minutes.

How much does each event cost?

  • Trap is $4.50 per round of 25 targets for members and $6.00 per round for non- members.
  • Wobble is $4.50 per round of 25 targets for members and $6.00 per round for non- members.
  • Skeet is $4.50 per round of 25 targets for members and $6.00 per round for non- members.
  • The Sporting Clays course is $32.oo per 100 for members and $36.00 for non-members.
  • The rifle and pistol range requires a $75 yearly membership and a daily fee of $10 per day.

Do you provide an introductory lesson?

Yes, initial intro lessons are free of charge.

How much are lessons?

Initial intro lessons are free; however, more customized lessons are priced based on the type of instruction.  An appointment will need to be made for this information.

Do you rent shotguns and what types?

Yes, we have several shotguns available for rental for $10.00 per day including Browning, Remington, and Winchester models.

Do you have a minimum age requirement for shooting?

No minimum age as long as the shooting accompanied by a seasoned shooter.

What type of paperwork do I need to fill out?

There is not any paperwork to fill out for non-membership use.  To become a member requires limited paperwork.

Are there any restrictions on what kind of shotgun I can bring?

No, the club welcomes auto loaders, over and under field guns, pump, and custom guns.

Is eye and hearing protection required?

Yes, eye and hearing protection is required for all shooting sports.

Do you sell eye and ear protection?

Yes, our pro shop inside the club house sells eye and hearing protection.

Do you sell ammo?

Yes, our pro shop inside the club house sells a limited supply of ammunition.

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Dixie Trap & Gun Club

689 Pugh Rd.
Mathews, AL 36052

Club House:
334-399-7996
Direct:
334-123-5678

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Hours Of Operation

Wednesday & Thursday

12:00 PM Until Dusk

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

10:00 AM Until Dusk

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