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Trapshooting

Trapshooting is a specific form of shotgun clay target shooting. Trapshooting is a game of movement, action and split-second timing. It requires the accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire and break the 108 mm discs which are hurled through the air at a speed of 42mph, simulating the flight path of a bird fleeing a hunter. The shooter is required to shoot at a target after he calls "pull." It does not matter in scoring if the shooter hits only a small piece of the target or whether he shatters the target. The target is considered a "dead" or "lost" bird. If the target is hit it is "dead." It is the shooters responsibility to check his own score. In registered trapshooting, the rules specify that targets must be thrown no less than 48 yards and 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 and a maximum of 27 yards from the trap houses.

The WSRC has the longest trap line in the world with 120 trap fields outfitted with a voice activated release system extending over 3.5 miles. Twenty-four are combination trap/skeet fields with 16 of those fields equipped with lights for shooting after dark. The WSRC is the home grounds for the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Grand American Trapshooting Championships.

NOTE:  The World Shooting and Recreational Complex is currently working with organized groups to utilize the shooting aspect of the facility. At this time, only organized groups that have signed an agreement with the WSRC will be able to shoot. If you are interested in hosting an organized event, whether it have a shooting component or not, please contact our main office. Please call (618)295-2700 extension 304, Monday-Friday, from 8:00a – 4:00p. As events are approved, they will be listed on our website calendar. Thank you all for your continued support of the WSRC.​​