Skeet Shooting

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The Basics: Skeet Shooting

Skeet Shooting is the sporting competition for those who want to strategically move around a field that is set up in standardized distances. Shooters are grouped into “squads” with each squad made up of five shooters. Skills are sharpened in agility as shooters move around the course. Left-handed shooters normally do well in this sport. It’s a great game for men and women to compete together because of the uniform series of shots that keep the competition even.

  • STRATEGIC SPORT AND AGILITY
  • PLAYED IN SQUADS OF 5 SHOOTERS
  • $8.50 PER ROUND OF 25 TARGETS

 

The Skeet Field

The Okeechobee Shooting Sports skeet fields are arranged in a half moon with 8 shooting stations and 2 trap houses. Shooters move from station to station, ending up in the center at the end of the round. There is a high house on the left side of the field, which throws its clay targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it travels to the center of the field. The low house target is on the right side and leaves the trap house just 3.5 feet from the ground. It rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it reaches the center of the field.
 

A Round of Skeet

A round of skeet consists of 25 targets, of which 17 targets are shot as singles and 8 as doubles. The first miss is repeated immediately and is called an “option”. If no targets are missed during the round, the last is shot at the last station, low house 8.

The shooting sequence is as follows:

  • Stations 1 & 2: High house single, low house single, high house/low house pair
  • Stations 3, 4 & 5: High house single, low house single
  • Stations 6 and 7: High house single, low house single, low house/high house pair
  • Station 8: High house single, low house single

 

Rules: Trap & Skeet Fields
  • A maximum of two shells can be loaded at any one time.
  • No moving from one shooting position to another with a loaded firearm.
  • Only load at the shooting position, DO NOT load your firearm behind other shooters!
  • Shot sizes only between 7.5 and 9 are permitted with load size no greater that 1-1/8 oz. and 3 drams of powder. This means, slugs and shot shells between 00-7 are NOT permitted on the clay shooting fields. If you do not know what load your shells are or are not familiar with shot shell load information do not load your firearm without approval from a Range Safety Officer.
  • Abide by the General Range Rules of Okeechobee Shooting Sports facility.

Please do not hesitate to ask our staff for help if you have any questions. If you are found using incorrect ammunition you will be asked to leave the range for the day and may not be able to return. Safety first!

Interested in learning more about Clays Instruction courses? Call us at the Pro-shop for more information.

See you on the field!

Where to Begin

Upon arrival, go to the Pro-Shop to register and get your field assignments. If you are a beginner or want to sharpen your skills, register for the Clays Instruction Class.

Be sure you are ready for the field with the following:

  • Shotgun – Most any gauge or type that fires at least two shells and has a stock is acceptable
  • Ammunition – Bring at least one box of 25 shells or purchase them at our Pro-Shop
  • Shell holder – Pick up a holder to allow for easy movement around the field
  • Ear Plugs – MANDATORY
  • Eye Protection – MANDATORY
  • Electronic Waiver – If you have not filled out the electronic waiver after Jan, 1, 2016, save time by doing so here.