One of the great amenities at Indian Hammock is the George Arata Clay Shooting Shotgun Complex. This shotgun shooting venue features: a covered Five Stand, Field 1 – Skeet, Field 2 – Modern Skeet, and Field 3 – Trap. The skeet and trap fields are all competition designed / grade courses. The 5 Stand was completed in 2017 and features 5 shooting stations with clays thrown from 8 different traps. Please find below informational videos for each of the different shotgun shooting disciplines.
Skeet / Modern Skeet
The Skeet and Trap committee is comprised of over 20 Indian Hammock members who are certified Range Safety Officers (RSO’s) and have been trained to open up the different fields. Every Sunday morning, except for board meeting Sundays, Field 1 will be opened by one of the committee members at 9:00am. It is open for all Indian Hammock members and guests. In addition to the Sunday open shoots, members can request to be placed on a “Shotgun Field Open” text messaging list, the members on this list will be informed when a committee member is opening one of the fields. Beginners and novice shooters are always welcome to shoot anytime the fields are open, however, if you would like to have a private introductory session, please contact the committee chairs to schedule a time.
Every year the Skeet and Trap Committee hosts over a dozen different competition/fun shoots. The shoots include: 100 Bird Skeet Championship, Ed Foster Shoot, Carson Low Gun, Annie Oakley Shoot, 5 stand Fun Shoot, Ladies Invitational, Bill Carson Memorial Shoot, George Arata Fun Shoot and Trap Championship. All of these shoots are open to members and guests, however, only members can leave with the titles.
Below is a list of the scheduled 2023 shoots:
- Apr 23, 2023 – 5 Stand Fun Shoot
- May 7, 2023 – Ladies Invitational
- May 28, 2023 – Annie Oakley Shoot
- June 11, 2023 – Bill Carson Memorial Shoot
- July 2, 2023 – George Arata Fun Shoot
- Oct 8, 2023 – Trap Championship
- Oct 22, 2023 – 5 Stand Fun Shoot
- Nov 12, 2023 – 50 Bird Low Gun Shoot
- Nov 26, 2023 – Annie Oakley Shoot
In addition to these scheduled shoots, we will host a number of Friday Night Shoot-N-Eats. We meet around 5:00 pm to shoot one of the venues followed by dinner at the Birds Nest. Bring your own food & beverages, we will supply the grill. Members are more than welcome to come for only the dinner portion.