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Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby retired1 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:27 am

The fish and game club I belong to here in CT is debating raising prices for rounds of Trap and Skeet.
We currently have one price for members and another price for non-members of the club with no restrictions
on how often a non-member guest can utilize the club.

I'm requesting information on what your club charges per round for a member and a non member, the state your located in and if
you have any policy regarding how often a person can come as a guest before needing to join the club.

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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby Sagebrush » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:38 am

A lot depends on where you live and the amout of money that is invested in the clubs.

A few years back the member ship was $100 and you got 10 trap tickets and a sporting clays round.

Today $120 for the membership (no tickets) and non-members pay $6.50 for skeet or trap and $35 for 100 birs in SC.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby 3200 man » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:50 am

The trap club I belong to has a membership fee of 60 bucks ,allowing to buy 10 rd trap tickets for 35 dollars.
The Sporting Clays Range I go to , the fee is 35 bucks for 100 tagets with a show pair at each station .
I'm in the Central Valley of California
Most , Sporting Clubs in the area with-in 75 miles charge 35 to 40 bucks per/rd .
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby duckstopper333 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:09 pm

A few of us shoot trap at two different clubs here in Mass. We belong to one that only allows members to shoot and the cost is $3/round. They shoot three days a week.The other one, which we don't belong to charges non-members $3.50/round, but members pay $3/round. There is no limit on the number of times non-members can shoot. They shoot 4 or 5 days a week.

We also shoot sporting clays at two different clubs, neither of which we are members. One shoots every Saturday and charges non-members $25 for 100 targets, $20 for members. The other charges $45 which includes 100 targets and a BBQ afterward. They only hold shoots 3 or 4 times a season.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby duckbio » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:34 pm

Tucson Trap and Skeet club in AZ charges $5 a round for trap and skeet, $6 for 5 stand, $9 for international or bunker trap, and $30 for a 100 rounds of sporting clays. These are all member prices. Non-member prices add $2 unless sporting clays then add $5 for the walk through. Annual membership is $75, lifetime is $500. But this club also has 50 trap fields, 5 international bunker trap, 15 skeet fields for both American and International skeet, 2 5-stand fields, 2 sporting clays courses, and a 9000 sq ft club house.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby Sagebrush » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:34 am

AZ at only $5......................thats great.

So to make money they charge $6 for a beer ?

Those prices are crazy cheap..................................... SWEET.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby War Wagon » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:06 pm

Membership $ 50 Trap/Skeet member price $ 3.50
Nonmembership price $ 6.00
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby waterfowlhunter » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:14 am

our membership is $80 a year and trap is $3 for members and $5 for non members. no skeet range. all the local sporting clays ranges are about $18 for 50 or $35 for 100 and members save about $2 on each.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby retired1 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:53 pm

Thank you for the information to those of you who posted. I have been a member of my club for about 15 years and I don't ever recall an increase in prices so I believe we are overdue. We currently charge 2.50 a member and 3.00 for a non member with no restrictions on how often they can come but they must be accompanied by a member. We have 8 skeet and trap fields and you can shoot 7 days a week.

Membership without hunting/fishing privelleges is $150 a year - $300 if you want to hunt and fish.

We have proposed going up to $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non members. The member price is not what is causing the controversy but some people think the non member price is too high and it's causing some interesting discussions if you know what I mean.

I know things are different in different geographic locations but does anyone think $5.00 is unreasonable for a NON member?
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby waterfowlhunter » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:34 am

retired1 wrote:does anyone think $5.00 is unreasonable for a NON member?


I probably would not pay $5 a round for trap if I could find another place to shoot for $3. Although it is only $2 difference if I shoot every week for 52 weeks I can buy 2 cases of ammo with the savings. (top gun for $49 a case on sale).


You should check the other ranges in your area, If any others are less than yours I would expect you to loose some business if you increase it but it depends on the people shooting there. I can buy 250 clays in a box for under $5 on sale at the local discount store and I know the clubs get them for much less. That is about .02 cents each so 25 rounds cost me .50 cents. If the club is charging $5 a round they are maknig at least $4.50 profit on each person for each round rather than the $2.50 they make @ $3 a round. lets just say 200 people shoot there a week (only 1 round) that is $600 vs $900 a week, if you go to a year it is $31,200 vs $46,800 so the increase could give a club a pretty good boost. of they could take a drastic cut due to people shooting at another club.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby duckbio » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:24 am

Sagebrush wrote:AZ at only $5......................thats great.

So to make money they charge $6 for a beer ?

Those prices are crazy cheap..................................... SWEET.


$2 a bottle for domestics, $2.50 for imported and specialty beers.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby Sagebrush » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:33 am

I missed the $3 members deal..........................

Holly CRAP, Batman..................

I'll buy two years of tickets !!!
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby 3200 man » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:41 pm

Sage ,
Boy at those prices ,with 15 bucks a week for 5 rounds and say 50 weeks in a year ,that's 7250 shells so, we better get-to
loading ? I'm half way there now and I pay 3.50 a round . This is not counting rounds of Sporting Clays ,I don't want the Wife to
see this ,if you know what I mean ?
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby Sagebrush » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:28 am

It is still cheaper than race cars, rebuilt motors, Deep sea fishing trips and that thing at the end of the year called.......
Christmas !!

More primers.................please.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby 3200 man » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:56 am

A Guy is going to Die of something so ,I've desided it might as well be over-shooting ! I hope it's latter than sooner ,tho !
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby 3200 man » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:42 am

Waterfowlhunter ,
I would be interested in knowing the company that you buy your targets from ? You say ,a box of 250 clays ? I have been
shooting clay targets for 40+ years and only know that a case has 135 targets in them and if you buy them at Wally-World
there is only 90 . So with your good Math ability , maybe you can tell us where we can find 250 targets in a box ? Or recount
the ones you have .
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby retired1 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:00 am

3200 man wrote:Waterfowlhunter ,
I would be interested in knowing the company that you buy your targets from ? You say ,a box of 250 clays ? I have been
shooting clay targets for 40+ years and only know that a case has 135 targets in them and if you buy them at Wally-World
there is only 90 . So with your good Math ability , maybe you can tell us where we can find 250 targets in a box ? Or recount
the ones you have .


Have to say I kind of wondered about that too. Even if you were to get targets that cheap, what some people are not taking into consideration is that a private club has many other expenses associated with the sport. Just a few: Insurance, Maintenance on the buildings and machines, Tractors and fuel to mow the grounds, taxes and a mortgage, ........... the list goes on.
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Re: Skeet / Trap Prices

Postby 3200 man » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:08 am

The reason most target companies put 135 targets in a case is for possible breakage and if the Club maintains thier mechines
properly , they have targets to gain or make a profit on ,same as the 90 count cases . With 135 targets a full squad can shoot
a round ( 125) so ,it's pretty eazy to figure how many cases you need , for the number of shooters you have on any given day .
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