For Prospective Students

The Purdue Trap and Skeet club is an official Purdue University club, affiliated with Rec Sports. We are a student-run clay target shooting club open to all students, staff members, and family. Students can compete in several competitions around the Midwest each semester. A national competition takes place in the late spring semester in San Antonio, Texas. Our club owns a range a few minutes south of Purdue for practice and open shooting during the specified hours. We send out emails detailing when we are open, we do not have set hours as our schedules change frequently. Subscribe to our email list to receive those notifications. It can be found on our home page. We have been having difficulty with our email list, if you subscribe you should receive a verification email. If you do not receive this email try subscribing again, if that doesn’t work email one of us.

For students in high school that are interested in clay target shooting our club is for you. We accept all experience levels and love teaching new students how to shoot. For those who are experienced and shoot competitively we have a competitive team that travels around the country attending shoots as far as Fort Benning, Georgia, San Antonio, Texas, and even Colorado Springs, Colorado. We do not provide scholarships, we do however subsidize the costs for going on trips, every trips besides for nationals will cost at the most $150 to go, that covers travel, hotels, registration fees, etc. Shells and food are the only items the student has to pay for.

The range is open for practice about 3 times a week. We do not have set practices as we are a student-run club, the club can be open more or less all depending on how much students want to help out. With that we have very cheap prices, $3 a round for targets, $7 for shells (we also have a deal where club members can buy a flat of shells for $50). We have several semi autos that can be used for free if you do not have a gun. You can store your gun and shells in our clubhouse as well, we have a few safes, all that is required is your gun have a trigger lock or case lock on it.

We have two trap fields and two skeet fields, one of which is an international skeet field. Our goal is to get a 5-stand field set up by the end of 2018 so we can practice for sporting clays as well. For competitions we go on about 5-7 a year.

If you are interested on our club please contact us. We are happy to set up a range visit so you can check out our facilities and to learn more about us. A few of our biggest selling points is our range is only a few minutes from campus, students have walked and biked there many times, that is something few colleges have. Also Purdue is a great school to go to, we have a great educational program, one of which you would be hard pressed to top at another college with a shotgun program. We love to shoot and have a fun time doing so. Contact us if you are interested!

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Information for the 2017-2018 School Year

The Purdue Trap and Skeet Club is looking to get off to a running start for this upcoming year. Last year was a rather successful year as we competed in several competitions, participated in many volunteering events, and much more. We became a Tier 1 club with the University which shows how successful last year was, we want to grow off of that experience and become better yet!

Upcoming callouts: Pizza and drinks will be provided!

August 31st from 7-8pm in ARMS B071
September 5th from 7-8pm. Location TBD.

Please subscribe to our email list if you have not already. That is the only way we send out when we are open to shoot. You can find the link on our homepage.

Upcoming Alumni Shoot:

Our annual Alumni Shoot will be September 8th, the range will open at 10:30am and be open until around 4pm. This is for alumni only, try to show up at the beginning as there will be a short meeting before lunch which starts at about 11:30.

We will be competing in several competitions this year just like last year. A new shoot some of us will be going on in late September to Colorado Springs. We will also be going to Columbus, Ohio, Fort Benning, Georgia, San Antonio, Texas, and potentially more. On most of these trips we take around 10-15 people. Costs are generally capped at $150 or less which covers everything besides for food and ammunition. Most of our competition occur on the weekends and require missing no classes, which a few exceptions.

The club can only be as good as its members, the more active you guys are the more active the club will be for everyone, so I encourage everyone to step up, help out and we can all have a good time! We are looking for Ranger Officers, they are people who are certified in CPR/AED/First Aid and have been trained to open the range. Our club is dependent on them to open the range and we are currently in low supply of them.

We have several events which are listed under the events tab, we try to keep them as up to date as possible. Our lights project began this summer and should be finished soon, we will be having later shooting times occasionally because of this, it especially helps in the winter when it gets dark at 5pm.

See you at the range!

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Information for the 2016-2017 School Year

The Purdue Trap and Skeet Club is looking to get off to a running start for this upcoming year. After a down year we are looking to get back on track by opening up the range much more and going to many more shoots! If you are interested in any of this please read all of this post.

Upcoming callouts: Pizza and drinks will be provided!

August 30th from 6:30-7:30 in ARMS 1103
September 1st from 6-7 in ARMS B071

Please subscribe to our email list if you have not already. That is the only way we send out when we are open to shoot. You can find the link on our homepage.

Upcoming Alumni Shoot:

Our annual Alumni Shoot will be September 10th, the range will open at 10:30am and be open probably until 4pm. This is for alumni only, we are looking into doing some kind of friendly competition or have some kind of shooting games set up so come out and enjoy the fun!

We will be going to many shoots this year, we have no confirmed which ones yet but some could be as early as September 3rd, there are also a few in October we will most likely be going to. In order to go to events you must be a travelling member and come out to practice a few times. The costs generally are around $150 plus your own shells and food. Most of the shoots we go on are weekend only events and require you to miss no classes.

The club can only be as good as its members, the more active you guys are the more active the club will be for everyone, so I encourage everyone to step up, help out and we can all have a good time!

See you at the range!

Range Lights Project (Updated July ’17)

Over the past year the club has researched the possibility of adding lights to the range. This would allow the club to shoot in the evenings which has many advantages. Most clubs have lights and often shoot “trap games” in the evenings. It is a way to have some fun and have a good time. Also, in the winter the sun sets at 5:30 which does not leave much time at all for students to shoot during the weekdays as most have classes until 4:30 or even 5:30.

We have gotten far enough along in this project that the Corec has gotten involved and did their own assessment of the project. They estimate it will cost $20,000 to do this project. But we have many options to lower this cost. Here are some of the project details. We want to add lights to one field, our combination trap and skeet field. We will need two light poles, one will sit behind station 2, the other behind station 6. In order to put in these lights we will need a new electrical box. There is talks of adding lights to the first trap field as well, it would probably only require one additional light pole.

Our biggest hurdle right now is raising the funds to take on this project and finding contractors who will work with us on lowering the price. That is why we are asking alumni and anyone who is interested in helping out the club to possibly donate some money for the project or help us out in any way with the project. We would like to get this project done in the next few years if possible.

Update 7/1/2017:

The project has been approved and is currently being worked on by the University. It will hopefully be completed by the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. We are still in need of funds, we have raised $10,000 and are still looking for an additional $15,000.

By Isaac Keldsen