Skeet

The event is in part meant to simulate the action of bird hunting. The shooter shoots from seven positions on a semicircle with a radius of 21 yards (19 m), and an eighth position halfway between stations 1 and 7. There are two houses that hold devices known as “traps” that launch the targets, one at each corner of the semicircle. The traps launch the targets to a point 15 feet above ground and 18 feet outside of station 8. One trap launches targets from 10 feet above the ground (“high” house) and the other launches it from 3 feet above ground (“low” house).

At stations 1 and 2 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double where the two targets are launched simultaneously but shooting the high house target first. At stations 3, 4, and 5 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house. At stations 6 and 7 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double, shooting the low house target first then the high house target. At station 8 the shooter shoots one high target and one low target.

The shooter must then re-shoot his first missed target or, if no targets are missed, must shoot his 25th shell at the low house station 8. This 25th shot was once referred to as the shooter’s option, as he was able to take it where he preferred. Now, to speed up rounds in competition, the shooter must shoot the low 8 twice for a perfect score.

Skeet practices are scheduled during the months of March & April on Tuesday mornings with start times at 10am. Starting sometime in June (watch the Calendar for updates!!) practice time will change to Tuesday evening from 3 PM till dusk, or until everyone is out of shells; whichever comes first…… There are also some weekend Skeet Practices scheduled this year, as well as one Island Skeet Association match. Check the Website Calendar through the year as practices are added. A round of Skeet costs $5.00

Practice Schedule

The Skeet Practice Schedule starts every year in March; Tuesday practices will start at 10am in March. Later in the year there will be Saturday or Sunday practices at 9am as well. Check the calendar for confirmation or cancellation of any dates. Other shoots and/or practices will be posted on the website calendar when they come up.
For more information, please contact our Skeet Chairman, Paul Hagel.   skeet@vfgpa.org