The Lost Target website is a web-based news service that strives to post news of interest for gun enthusiasts. The webmaster for the site resides in upstate New York and shoots registered Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays in the states and Canada. By no means a top gun, a shooter just out to have fun...
We showed up bright and early at 8am for a Skeet Work Day.
A hard working crew and little direction was needed. Field #3, the only operational skeet field was looking almost as good as the day it was built when we finished, except for needing a new paint job. It seemed like only a few years ago but much longer then that, but I helped install the machine in the high house when it was first built.
The fence is in need of major repair, but that is for another day.
Field #1 and #2 down for the count and what a mess. We did some trimming just so the pads on the unused fields didn't get anymore overgrown then they were.
The old skeet buildings on 1 & 2 were torn down and the rebuild to put it kindly, mismanaged. I'm told the new buildings not meeting the standards for skeet and most likely need to be torn down. You'd think they could be modified, but I'm told no.
For the size of the club, only having one field is just going to lose you shooters, even long time club shooters.
Imagine the length of time to complete a round when one or two new shooters on the squad? Or, more then a handful of shooters and only one field?
Major dollars needed, but will the club provide the funds?
If nothing else I would push for field #2 to be funded (high/low house configuration) and wait and see if field #1 is needed or not. If for some reason you need a third field for a function just borrow or rent a scissorlift for the weekend and use for the high house, as field #1 already has the pads installed.