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Skeet, Trap and 5-Stand Rules

1. Shotgun action must be open at all times.
2. Load & unload gun on station only.
3. Only one loaded gun on the shooting field at any time.
4. Eye and hearing protection mandatory for shooters and spectators.
5. Shotshell size no larger that 12 gauge, 1 1/8th shot.
6. Shotshell size no larger that #7 1/2 or smaller than #9.
7. No person under the age of 18 years old is allowed in skeet houses unless supervised by an adult.


Skeet Shooters

Skeet Range Chair: Bill Gabiga (860-464-2374)

Bradford has 2 Skeet fields. We participate in the Eastern Connecticut Skeet League and have teams representing all levels of shooting.

Members $3.00 per round of 25.  Non-members $4.00 per round of 25. Members please register your guests at the Visitor Center in the Mosena Drive.Tokens are available from Bill Gabiga.

If you are not familiar with the operation of the traps or the system to launch birds please do not use the skeet field. Contact Bill Gabiga at 860-464-2374 for orientation or see a Officer of the club.

Contact Bill Gabiga if you are interested in skeet shooting instruction.


Trap Shooters


Trap Committee members are Joe Vasile, Tim Drury, Wayne Boylan, Rich Erdely, Nick Mynuk, Jeff Bryers and Ray Xavier.

Bradford currently offers one trap field, with a second that is under construction.


Open Trap is available to shooters of all abilities, Saturdays 9:00 am and Wednesdays 10:00 am weather permitting.  

Members $3.00 per round of 25.  Non-members $4.00 per round of 25. Members please register your guests at the Visitor Center in the Mosena Drive. Tokens are available from Bill Gabiga.


5 Stand

5-Stand is another of the shotgun disciplines that combines the target presentations of skeet with those of trap and sporting clays in a confined field. At Bradford, we have approximately 16 traps on our field utilized at any one time presenting a wide variety of targets from the straight forward presentations to the more complex Chandelle, Battue, and Bunny Wrabbit. Utilizing 5 to 6 stands, each shooter steps inside a stand or box, and shoots two rounds at two different presentations; either on report or simultaneously.  Shooters take turns until they have exhausted all 25 rounds. Each shooter can either request a specific presentation or shoot a designed menu.

 - Member practice is Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and there is generally an ample supply of experienced shooters willing to help instruct new shooters. Cost for members is $4.00 per round of 25 targets.

 - Any questions or instruction requests should be sent to Fred Bowman, 5-Stand Chairman at: