We shot two of the three sporting clays courses Thursday afternoon. Passed on the skeet in the woods course.
Had the place to ourselves except for one other shooter.
Shot both sporting clays courses. Easy to moderate targets.
A number of repetitive targets. Easily fixed if they would move machines away from shooting stands.
On one course I asked a shooter if the targets get any harder? He just gave me a look. I'm not a Master shooter, but I shot enough targets in both the USA and Canada to know the level of targets presentations being thrown, and I know when I'm getting bored (especially at $.51 cents per target). Not courses to train on if planning on attending a major shoot, such as the Florida Challenge held at Bradford last week.
But, it is what it is and shooters on the course seemed to be having a good time and that is the bottom line for the club.
Only one machine not working for us.
Last visited the club a few years ago. A nice addition was restrooms built on both courses.
Non-member rate for skeet/trap: $11.25 per round.
Challenger ammunition being sold for $9.50 per box. We brought are own. A club we visited last week was selling Challenger ammunition for $6.50 per box.
Shot a couple rounds of trap.
Blue skies and great shooting background.
Member access via gate key card. You have to be a guest of a member to gain access.
For when the trap fields are not open they have a coin operated field you can access seven days a week.
I'm told you can get a key to the skeet fields and shoot on non operational hours on the honor system.
Northeast part of Florida. Almost at the Georgia line.
76 degrees. Overcast.
Busy, very busy.
$39 for 100 targets. Ammunition available.
14 stations. 3 machines per station.
They have a five station "Yellow" course for beginners. Very basic targets.
You can easily walk the course without a golf cart (available for rent, as well as hand carts).
We didn't have any machine/target issues. As we arrived at one station a young man was replacing a battery.
When we were leaving there were six or seven women who were gathering to learn how to shoot sporting clays with whom I assume was a club instructor.
Morning fog. Overcast. In the 70's.
Two sporting clays courses and a FITASC parcour.
Read about ammunition shortages and brought are own, 12 gauge, 1oz., Clever shells.
Shot with a Beretta 400 and a 300 sporting. No shell issues.
The club does have ammunition for sale.
Recommend you rent a cart. With club membership you have use of a cart.
John Wooley (shooting instructor) was on the course teaching a new shooter.
We tend to bounce around and sampled targets from both sporting courses. Targets for all levels of expertise. Beginners need to stick to the course starting at the club house.
I filmed the 5-Stand shoot at North Country Sportsmen's Club in Vermont. 12 and 20 gauge events.
VIDEO as well as results.
I got the impression it was a well run shoot. Heard some good comments about target presentation. The club lucked out in regard to rain and turned out to be a nice day for this time of the year.
I didn't shoot but did pull three 20 gauge squads. I made a few mistakes, but didn't piss off to many people. I did get better. It did wear me out... Don't tell my doctor : )
Next day my wife ask where's my shooting cart? Opps... Left it at the club. I was using the cart to transport camera gear. Picked it up on Wednesday. The club had it stored in a locked building.
Back in the day when I helped out at the local club I had a couple of phone calls asking if I was missing anything. Yep... my gun still in the gun rack at the club : (
Canadian boarder closed until November 21. Looks like I won't be shooting in Canada until the spring of 2021. I'd really like to get back into ATA trap shooting but until the boarder opens no where close for me to get targets in.
I don't expect to be posting anything in regard to my shooting or club visits until February 2021.
Wife has been shooting an A300 Sporting for the last nine months or so. Just in the last several weeks she has shot trap with it.