24189 Aviation Avenue, Davis, California 95616
The Yolo Sportsmen's Association offers 1 newly renovated and fully ADA compliant Skeet field that is token operated. Please ask our Range Officers or Management if any help is needed.
This field is also what is called an overlay field, set up to allow Trap Shooting as well if needed. This is great for a game called Snipe shooting, when both Trap and Skeet targets are thrown during a special event. 12 and 20 gauge shot shells are available in the club house at competitive pricing.
No other Ammunition is available.
Fee Schedule for Skeet
DAY FEE: $3.00 (1 time fee for use of shooting ranges)
Members: $5.00 per round
Non Members: $7.00 per Round
Skeet shooting is one of the 3 major forms of clay target shooting, in this game all of the shooters called a squad, shoot each station one person at a time until all of the squad has completed that station, they then as a squad, move to the next Station repeating the process until the course of fire has been completed. Skeet is primarily a game of crossing targets at different angles to the shooter, this type of target is representative of the flight of birds more like a Ruffed Grouse, Quail, Dove, Etc. As in all forms of clay target shooting, again the object of the game is to break the target before it hits the ground, with one problem and that is you may not be able to see it all the way to the ground in skeet. One can see that with a group of shooters all moving together from station to station with one person shooting and the rest watching that this is a much more social game than Trap.
Skeet is shot on a field that is in a semicircle with a radius of 21 yards from a center point with a total of 8 shooting stations. The clay target throwing machines called traps are located at each end of the semicircle. One of these is called the high house, as it launches its clay from an elevation of 10 feet, that is station #1. The other house is conversely called the low house this is station 7 as it's target is launched at an elevation of only 3 feet. Both targets are to only reach an elevation of 15 feet before descending. Station 8 is shot at the half way point between station 1 and 7. In skeet you shoot 16 targets as a single, only 1 target in the air, and 8 targets as doubles, 2 targets in the air at the same time. There are only 24 targets, and a perfect game is 25. If a shooter was to shoot with no misses they would shoot what is called their option shell a second time on low target station 8, otherwise the option shell is to be used to try and break a shooters first missed target, thus 24 is the best he could shoot.
Skeet shooting can and is regularly shot with all gauges of shotguns from 12 all the way down to the ever fun 410. Other forms of skeet are Doubles Skeet, International, or Olympic Skeet. Some shooters believe that Skeet is harder than Trap, others think the opposite. Either way it is a great form of recreational or competitive shooting that helps hone a shooters skills.
Fun Skeet Facts
1920: Invented by Charles Davis, in Andover, Mass, An avid grouse hunter. Then called Clock Shooting. Originally set up on a 50 yard circle with only 1 throwing device at 12 o'clock and shooting positions all around the clock face.
1923: Game revised as a chicken farm moved in next door not allowing shooting in that direction, one of the shooters William Harnden Foster saved history by coming up with the idea to now put a machine at the 6 o'clock position cutting the field in half and still allowing shooting in both directions of swing.
1926: The game was introduced by the February issue of National Sportsman and Hunting and Fishing magazine. A contest was held with a $100.00 prize to select a name for this new game. The winner was Gertrude Hurtrude Hurlbutt, a word derived from a Norwegian word for shoot. (skyte)
1926: First National Skeet Championship held.
During World War II, Skeet was used to teach American gunners the concept of leading and timing of a flying target.
1968: Skeet Shooting earned Olympic status.