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Lee Kay Public Shooting Range skeet shooter

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Lee Kay Public Shooting Range rules

Skeet shooting etiquette

To assist in preparing you for your visit, please familiarize yourself with our rules. Learn these few simple definitions and rules, and then you will be on your way to enjoying one of the venues at the range.

Some of the terminology in skeet shooting can be confusing. The following are common terms:

  • Squad — up to five shooters
  • Round — refers to 25 clay pigeons/shells
  • Bird or target — a clay pigeon
  • Pull — when you give a verbal command, such as "pull, heyah, yep" or any other sounds to call for the clay pigeon to be released.
  • Stations — The positions at skeet where you will shoot. There are eight stations in skeet. Skeet starts at station 1 which is directly under the high house, and then you work your way around to station 7 by the low house. Tthe round ends at station 8 in the middle between the high and low houses.
  • "Red dot" — this is where the puller stands to push the button for a target call

Additional rules:

  • All shooters and guests must check in at the shotgun office.
  • Safety is our number one priority on the range. The shotgun action must remain and the gun must be unloaded until you are at the line ready to shoot. Acceptable, safe directions for your muzzle are straight up or downrange (north). Break-action shotguns that are open may have the muzzle pointed toward the ground. Do not walk to the line or change posts with a loaded gun. You must wear eye and ear protection anytime you are on the range — the range is anywhere north of the sidewalk.
  • Shell/shot size allowed at Lee Kay: 7½, 8, or 9 with a maximum of 1,330 feet per second. (The smaller the number, the larger the shot size). Any other shot size will carry into the dog training/hatchery area.
  • At skeet, you can load two shells in your gun at all stations except station 8, which only allows one shell at a time.
  • Do not load until it is your turn to shoot. Your gun should be empty and open with your hands off your shells until you are standing still on the pad.
  • When you are not at a shooting position, your gun needs to be visibly clear and unloaded.
  • When changing stations, your gun needs to be unloaded, action open and pointed in a safe direction (see the first bullet point). Never point your gun to either side while moving. Walk around the other shooters to get back in line. Your squad must stay together until it is time to move to the next station. Then yyou line up single file behind the station, and the only person on station is the shooter whose turn it is to shoot. Typically, the last person pulls for the person on station shooting. The puller stands on the "red dot" to the side of the station.
  • Pick up your empty shells. There is a magnet on the stand for your convenience.
  • A shell bag will make it more enjoyable while you are shooting trap. If you do not have a shell bag, place your shells in your pocket. It is much easier to reach in your pocket than it is to bend over and pick up a shell out of a box on the ground.
  • On busy days, be conscientious if other shooters are waiting for a turn to go out. Don't take a long time to get ready, don't take breaks or have only one person shoot at a time. Be prepared to start once you are assigned the field. Our busy days are usually Saturdays and Sundays. On these days, we may ask you to "squad up" with others — a great way to make new shooting friends.
  • Shooting games such as "pick a piece," Annie Oakley, "buddy," or "knock-out" or other similar games are not allowed.

Skeet target shooting sequences:

Because you are usually shooting "passing" shots at the targets, you will need to lead the target to hit it. Lead is typically shooting where you expect the target to be. There are many factors in lead and many are found in some of the clay target shooting manuals.

  • Station 1 and 2 — High house single, low house single and then a pair with the HIGH HOUSE first. Four shots at each of the two stations.
  • Stations 3 through 5 — High house single, low house single. Two shots at each of the three stations.
  • Stations 6 and 7 — High house single, low house single and then a pair with the LOW HOUSE of the pair shot first. Four shots at each of the two stations.
  • Station 8 — High house single, then low house single. Each shooter will shoot at a target from the high house before any member of the squad shoots at a target from the low house. Only one shell is allowed in the gun. Once everyone has completed their high house shot, the entire squad will turn and the leadoff shooter will shoot at the low house target. If the shooter has not missed any shots at the previous stations, the 25th shot is taken at the low house.

Option: The next shot taken after your first miss — at the time you missed and on the station/house, you missed from (e.g., low house or high house).

We are looking forward to helping you have a safe, fun, enjoyable experience when you come out to shoot with us. Please familiarize yourself with our rules and let us know if you have any questions.

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