Originally developed as a method to augment bird hunting, trapshooting is now highly regarded as a recreational and competitive shooting sport in its own right. Participants take aim at clay targets, often referred to as birds or pigeons, traveling at speeds of up to 60 mph. The Oregon Sportsman’s Club offers beginner-level instruction for anyone wishing to develop their trapshooting skills or brush up on the basics.
Beginner trapshooting sessions begin in May of each year. Sessions are open to all ages and will focus on shotgun-shooting fundamentals and safe shotgun handling. Students are encouraged to bring their own shotguns. However, guns can be provided by the club if necessary. Eye and ear protection must be provided by the student. Shooters must be 12 years old and show proof of completion of a hunter safety education course. All youth participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.