Trapshooting is a specific form of clay target shooting where the clay “birds” always originate from a single location or “trap”. This gives an element of predictability that makes this game inviting to beginners as well! Accuracy and skill are required to aim, fire and break the 4.25-inch disc flying through the air at over 40mph- simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter.

As soon as you yell “pull” targets are hurled into the air from a trap at various angles and directions to simulate flight patterns of birds. In “doubles”, the trap springs 2 clay targets into the air in different directions. In wobble trap, the target is released into varying directions and at a different elevations. Think of it as shooting’s equivalent of the “knuckleball”.

In scoring, it does not matter if the shooter hits only a small piece of the target or turns it into a dust cloud. A hit is a hit.

In registered trapshooting, the rules specify that targets must be thrown no less than 48 yards, no more than 52 yards and should be between 8 and 12 feet high, and 10 yards from the trap. Shooters stand a minimum of 16 yards from the trap houses. Registered trapshooting is competition that is regulated by the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA).

Lynbrooke is a full-service sporting clays facility located in Augusta, Kansas with 13 fully automated stations, Five-Stand and Trap Shooting with Push and Golf Cart Rentals.  Our facility can accommodate groups from 15 up to 200.

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