Need to brush up on your reaction time or accuracy heading into waterfowl season? Want to test your skills against other shooters in a league?
Lincoln Trap and Skeet Club is just the place. The club was founded more than 100 years ago and has been located at 4805 N. 48th St. since 1952. The club is fortunate to have all three shooting disciplines—trap, skeet and sporting clays, said president Rob Predmore.
Lincoln Trap and Skeet features nine ranges with trap targets. Sporting clays are thrown from two trap houses to simulate bird-hunting, and skeet involves shooting at crossing targets. The club will remain open well into winter and is offering fall leagues for sporting clays, skeet and trap shooting. Fall leagues are fairly informal, Predmore said. Sporting clays and skeet league participants can shoot anytime Tuesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Youth leagues are offered during the summer, but Predmore said he would be willing to put together a fall league if there is interest among younger shooters. Some unregistered shooting events with the opportunity to win prizes are in the works, Predmore said.
The club also welcomes groups that want to hold an employee appreciation or fun day. “We can customize an outing, even arrange for a meal for groups,” he added.
Lincoln Trap and Skeet plans to stay open into December, weather permitting, Predmore said. Memberships for 2013 and 2014 may be purchased, with prorated memberships for the remainder of 2013.
Members receive a discounted rate for targets. For $5.50 members can purchase 25 trap or skeet targets. Non-members pay $10. Sporting clays are $16 for 50 targets for members and $25 for non-members.