100 Straight Hat Shoot! Zone X July 2014    

Russ Wages,  Gun Club Grounds Keeper  YOU ROCK!

Big Sky Skeet Shoot

Missoula Trap & Skeet Club

Trap Shoot in Great Falls, MT. Spring 2014 

Loading targets for the Hoppie Shoot with "KB", owner Mark Hanson. 


Dale Beelman, Hall of Fame Shooter, Life Memeber, past President and Treasure..Still working the tills!!!!

Jesse Geddes, Gone, But Not Forgotten!

See the bird, move the gun, pull the trigger!!!!!

Welcome to Missoula Trap & Skeet Club

Our award winning club provides one of the best shotgun shooting complexes in the Northwest. The directions to the club can be found by using the link on the right hand side of this page.  Missoula Trap and Skeet  is an all volunteer club which is open at different times throughout the year, you can see our hours of operation which are available in the "Hours" menu at the top of the page. The easiest and fastest way to contact us is through email and we encourage you to use it as needed. We offer leagues for all three sports, Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays. We also have a Olympic Trap (Bunker) that is available for shooting on Sundays from 12-4 pm, see Eric Clark for details. New shooters are always welcome!!! We will be offering New Shooter Clinics before each league season starts.

Trap: Trap is broken down into three categories: singles, doubles, handicap.  Trap League is singles and  doubles and handicaps are  registered events. The targets are thrown by a machine located 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 or 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.A round of trap is a box of 25 shells.

Bunker: Olympic Trap requires an underground structure that houses 15 non-oscillating trap machines. There are three machines at each of five stations that throw a right, center and left target from each station. These targets may be thrown at various heights with left and right angles that can be as much as 45 degrees from center. Targets are also required to travel approximately 83 yards. The shooter is allowed two shots to hit the target

Skeet: A round of skeet involves one box of 25 shotgun shells per shooter, which will be fired at eight different stations, this involves a high house, low house and a set of doubles at some of the stations. There are concrete pads on which each shooter stands to take his turn. Normally, no more than five shooters, are involved in a single round of skeet at one time.

Sporting Clays: Throughout the 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. This as well is a box of 25 shells. 



Upcomming Events

Annual Christmas Party will be held December 13th, starting at 6:00pm.This will be a pot luck dinner , if your last name begins with  A-I please bring a main dish. Last name starting with J-R please bring either a salad or side dish. Last names beginning with S-Z please bring a dessert. The club will be furnishing a keg and open bar.

Winter Leagues will be starting in January and will last for 8 weeks. Everyone is welcome to participate. If you are not signed up for a team and would like to shoot, come out on the day/night that the perspective league starts and we will find a team for you to shoot with. Registration will continue through the second week of league. League fees are due by the end of the second week. This makes it much easier on the volunteers running the league.  Hope to see you in January!!!! See date and times below.
New Shooter Clinic - Sunday, January 11th at 9 am. (No instruction fee)
Trap-Tuesday, January 13th(Fee is $45 per shooter plus a $35 sponsor fee for the team) Sign up will start around 5 pm.
Sporting Clays- Saturday, January 17th (Fee is $50 per shooter plus $35 sponsor fee per team) Sign up will start at 11:30 am. 
Skeet- Sunday, January 18th (Fee is $45 per shooter plus $35 sponsor fee per team) Sign up  will start at 11:30 am.
BUNKER- This is not a league event, but it is up and running for anyone who would like to shoot it on Sundays from 12pm.-4 pm. (Fee is $6 a round )

Trap 3/17/15
Clays 3/18/15
Skeet 3/19/15
More information in the up coming months!!!

"Membership Drive"
All memberships will expire as of December 31st, 2014 for this year. Please fill out a membership application along with your payment and drop it off at the club or mail it to:
John Hightower
3921 Mount Ave.
Missoula, MT. 59804
Membership rate is $40 for the calendar year, associate member fee is $10 per year. Fall League memberships will be $10. It is improtant that everyone renew their membership including Life and Senior members who are not expected to pay a fee.  Registration is needed so you are not dropped from the mailing list as of March 1st, 2015. This is how we asure that our mailing list is accurate. When you pay your membership, you will be mailed a card in the mail, the cards usually only go out one time a month.

Lead Mining in 2015!!!!! You must be a regular member by May 1 , 2015 to be able to get lead and you will have to  buy your lead in person.

Make sure to book your motel rooms now for the State Trap Shoot scheduled for July 8-12, 2015, as this is also the weekend of the Missoula Marathon, rooms go fast!!!!!


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Become a Member

Our club is open to anyone who would like to join. We currently have over 500 members who enjoy shooting and being part of our other activities. A membership is $40.00 per calendar year which, in addition to shooting, entitles you to attend all of our social activities which is a great deal in itself. You won't find a better club at any cost in the Pacific Northwest. Trap and Skeet are $4.00 per round while 5 Stand is $4.50 per round. Bunker is $ 6.00 a round. Ammunition is available for sale in all all gauges .410 bore to 12 gauge. We even have a loaner shotgun if you need one. You are welcome to come out and shoot for a day to help you decide. There is no reason not to give the club a try.

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