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TRAP & SKEET SHOOTING

Trap and Skeet in southern Arizona's is quite a treat. Located near the Sonoran desert, you and your guests will delight in all the areas floral and fauna. With 14 Skeet fields, 25 Trap fields, two 5-stand Sporting Clay fields, and a 5000 square foot club house, the club has something to offer every shot-gunning enthusiast!

In Trap shooting, a single target is hurled from one trap. The five contestants in each group will fire at 25 targets (five rounds in a rotation) from a series of five shooting positions located 16 yards behind the trap. At a signal from a shooter, the clay target is hurled forward into the air, away from the firing line. In order to simulate the unpredictable flight patterns of birds taking wing, the targets are sprung out of the trap at various angles and in various directions (straight, left, right, hard left, hard right, etc. The clay pigeons rise to a minimum height of about 10ft and, unless hit, fall to the ground about 150ft from the trap.

Charles E. Davies, an Andover, Massachusetts businessman and avid grouse hunter, is recognized as the inventor of the skeet game as we know it. Skeet shooting is an international sport practiced by hunters and non-hunters alike. The game of skeet consists of shooting at 25 targets from 8 different shooting positions. Targets are alternately thrown from a high-house and a low house. The basic difference between skeet shooting and trap shooting is that in skeet, most of the targets are crossing targets and in trapshooting, all of the targets are outgoing targets This tour is approximately 4 hours and is inclusive of admissions where applicable, rental shotgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, beverages, service coordination, bottled water on board (2 per person), and a JW Marriott Starr Pass Destination Guide/Naturalist (1 guide for every 10 participants) throughout. *Close-toed shoes required. Sunscreen and hat suggested.