FAQ

How old do I need to be to join the trap club?


12 years old and have a MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate. You must posses a MN DNR Firearms Safety Certificate to be on the STC. We will NOT accept the SAFE certificate on the MN Clay Target League website.




How do I register for the trap club?


Part 1 of registration...All returning members from the previous season will register first starting sometime in January 2022. New member registration will then open up sometime in February (TBD). New member registration is a first come basis. Once registration is full, it will close. Part 2 of registration...Once all members (75 max limit) have registered with the Shakopee Trap Club, you will have to register with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. Part 2 of registration is with the league. **We will send out an email each time to inform you when it is time to register.




Where do we meet each week?


Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club
2920 220th St E. Prior Lake, MN 55372




How do I obtain a MN DNR firearms safety certificate?


Check out the following for more information...
1. MN DNR: Firearms Safety Certification for Youth
We will not accept the SAFE certificate from the MN Clay Target League.




Do I need my own 12 gauge or 20 gauge?


Yes. Shooters must know and understand all of the operating and safety features of the firearm they are usingprior to shooting on the range. No one is allowed to handle anyone's firearm but your own. You may not borrow a friend's firearm to shoot a round.




What do I bring to trap each week?


Proper hearing and eye protection; ammo pouch / bag; proper clothing attire, and firearm in case; marked in a way that you can recognize it.




How much does it cost to join the trap club?


As our 2021 seaon has ended, please stay tuned for our 2022 registration information. For our 2021 season, registration was $275/student. This included a new jersey (To be ordered at the time you register), Horse and Hunt fees (range and clays) and ammo. There was a $35 clay target league fee that also needed to be paid and for the 2022 season, more details will be provided closer to registration. This will be Registration Part 2. AMMUNITION For legality reasons and Shakopee Trap Club protocol, you will not receive your ammo or be refunded due to your absence. Shakopee Trap Club will not be placed in a position if a participant uses the ammo in an inappropriate manner. Any extra ammo at the end of the season will be carried over to the next season.




How many weeks is the trap season?


2022 Season TBD For our 2021 season, it was 8 weeks long. Here is an example of what that looked likes. March 23rd Practice Week 1
March 30th Practice Week 2
April 6th Spring Break (Not Shooting)
April 13th Competition Week 1
April 20th Competition Week 2
April 27th Competition Week 3 May 2nd (Emails have been sent out to students and families that are participating in trap shooting championship in Alexandria). May 4th Competition Week 4
May 11th Competition Week 5
May 18th Fun Week - Not mandatory (Last day of the season) June 20th Trap shooting Champtionship at Alexandria Shooting Park (Be there between 7-7:30am. Opening ceremonies starts at 8am. June 25th Minnesota State High School Clay Target League's State Tournament (Invites a select number of top performing teams and individuals to compete in a single-day competition and champions will be awarded coveted Minnesota State High School League trophies).




Is there a state tournament for trap?


Yes! However, the trap shooting championship in Alexandria, MN is the qualifier for state. The Minnesota State High School League’s State Tournament is at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake. Any member of the Shakopee Trap Club can participate. This is an all day event. Check out the trap shooting championship here. You will want to reserve a room now, if you plan on staying over night. We do not hold any room blocks. **Our 2021 class is 7A this year, and our date to shoot is Sunday June 20th at Alexandria Shooting Park (6533 County Rd 87, Alexandria, MN 56308) **Check in with the head coach between 7-7:30 am. Opening ceremony starts at 8am. **$45 per athlete. Fee includes State Tournament t-shirts, and targets. **Students provide their own ammo. You will need 4 boxes. All Shooters – Novice, Junior Varsity, and Varsity – will shoot 100 targets (50/50). Scores and rankings will be published on the League’s website shortly after the completion of the events. Visit the League’s website to view the latest on tournament dates, status, rules, and information after the tournament announcement has been made.




How do I letter in trap?


Shakopee Trap Club Lettering Criteria as recognized by the Shakopee High School.
All of the following must be met:
1. No incident with drugs, alcohol or tobacco
2. Full time student with no failing grades
3. Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
4. Make progress towards graduation
One of the following needs to be met:
A) A Senior who has participated in all grades 9-12 (4 consecutive years) despite classification status.
B) Any athlete who shoots 25/50 straight in Conference Weeks 1 - 5 (not Practice Weeks, Reserve Week, or Fun Week).
C) Any athlete who has a season average of 20 or higher as determined by True Team Scoring System. D) Any athlete who shoots Varsity Championship in Alexandria, MN.




How do I get more information about the trap club?


If you can not find your answer under the FAQ, please send an email to shakopeetrapclub@gmail.com with further questions.




Can I switch between my 12 gauge firearm and my 20 gauge firearm during the season?


No. Please check this on the firearm before you start the registation process. This is the gauge you will be using for the entire season. **Due to unforseen circumstances, if you switch gauges, you MUST; A. Know and understand all of the operating and safety features of the firearm you are using prior to shooting on range day, B. Notify the head coach, no exceptions. C. Provide your own factory ammunition. Ammunition load, shot size, and velocity (feet per second) specifications must meet the use requirements of the shooting range. Each night you shoot, your ammo MUST be inspected by an RSO, head coach, or coach on the range *You do not recieve the ammunition for the gauge you previously registered with and/or you do not recieve a refund for the ammunition.




What is the proper footwear for trap?


You must wear closed-toe footwear only. NO SANDALS ARE ALLOWED!!




For the day(s) I miss, do I get my ammo I paid for?


No. For legality reasons and Shakopee Trap Club protocol, you will not receive your ammo or be refunded due to your absence. Shakopee Trap Club will not be placed in a position if a participant uses the ammo in an inappropriate manner. Any extra ammo at the end of the season will be carried over to the next season.