Trap Shooting Club

Advisor: Mr. White

Season:  January through mid-July

The co-ed Hamilton Charger Trap Club is part of the Scholastic Clays Target Program (SCTP) and is open to aspiring shooters from grades 5 through 12. Trap is a shotgun shooting activity in which the trap shooter stands 16 yards behind a “trap house.” Clay targets fly out in front of the trap house at various angles which shooters break with their shotgun. During competition, each participant shoots two rounds of 25 shots, with each round taking five shots from five different shooting stations.

The Hamilton Trap Club combines with shooters from several area schools to form the Daniel Boone Conservation League (DBCL) Trap Team. We compete in the Southern Flyway Conference against Ozaukee, Beaver Dam, West Bend, Kewaskum, Mayville, Fond du Lac, Hartford and Campbellsport. Practices take place at DBCL approximately two Saturdays a month from 8 a.m. – noon starting in late January (weather dependent). Competitions are held at DBCL or host school locations on Monday evenings starting in April. No firearms are allowed at school. The competition season wraps up with a conference tournament shoot in June and state tournament shoot in July, both in Warrens, Wis. The team concludes its season in July with an end-of-season party and fun shoot at DBCL.

Participants supply their own shotguns (preferably 12 gauge), ammunition, safety glasses and hearing protection for all practice sessions and competition rounds. The coaching staff is comprised of trained shooting instructors who give thorough instruction on firearm safety and trap shooting fundamentals. No prior experience is necessary. An interest meeting and signup will take place in early January.  Questions? Contact Mr. White directly by calling or texting (414) 520-0768 or emailing at  jciwcm@hotmail.com.