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Trap & Skeet Shotgun Match

May 6 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

$5.00
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CONTEST INFORMATION (last updated 4/6/17)

Location.  Paris Skeet & Trap Club – Paris, TX; 4630 FM 79, Paris, TX 75460.  View District IV 4-H Shooting Sports Match Locations map.

Schedule.  Check-in is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. for all shotgun shooters.  A mandatory safety orientation will begin at 8:30 for all shooters and shooting will start immediately following.

Registration.  Each competing member is required to register on 4-H Connect and pay the applicable registration fees.  Members may select from the following options below.  Registration will open on March 15 and close at midnight April 28, 2017 and limited to the first 75 members to register on Connect.  No exceptions will be made nor will late entries be accepted.  When 4-H Connect reaches 75, it will lock out all other entries.  If you do not see it as a registration option on Connect, it means that the event is sold out.

Registration Options:

  • Trap Only (50 targets)
  • Skeet Only (50 targets)
  • Both Trap and Skeet (100 targets)

NEW!!  Thanks to a very generous donation from the local chapter of Delta Waterfowl, this contest will only cost $5 per shooter, regardless of what registration options you choose.  It is expected that each member write a hand-written thank you note to turn in at check-in.  We will compile those and present them to Delta Waterfowl.  Delta will have a tent at the range offering a few raffle items, so please make plans to also thank them in person.

Each member must complete and submit the following form at check-in:  Shotgun – Waiver, Indemnification, and Medical Treatment Authorization Form

Participation. Contestants must be active 4-H members enrolled in a Texas 4-H and Youth Development county program in District IV.  Contestants must also be academically eligible (according to UIL rules) to compete on the day of the contest.

Novice competitors are welcome, but all shooters must be actively involved in a county 4-H shooting sports program prior to competing.  Shooters must have received instruction/training on safe firearm handling, safety protocols, and general rules of play from a certified 4-H shooting sports instructor.

 Age. Age divisions are determined by a participant’s grade as of September 1 of the current 4-H year.  Age divisions for this contest are:

  • Junior                              grades 3, 4, or 5
  • Intermediate                  grades 6, 7, or 8
  • Senior                              grades 9, 10, 11, or 12

Entries per county. Each county may enter unlimited individuals per age division listed above.

Squads.  County squads will be formed by contest officials and posted at the contest.  Individuals will be grouped by county and age divisions as best as possible.

Awards.  1st through 5th place individual awards in each age category will be presented.  High point in each division will also be awarded.  In order to be eligible for High Overall (HOA), the shooter must shoot in both events (trap and skeet).  Team awards may also be presented.  Scores will

Participants with disabilities.  If you need any type of accommodation to participate in this program or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Derrick Bruton at 972-952-9264 or d-bruton@tamu.edu at least 2 weeks prior to the program or note such needs when registering on 4-H Connect.

Course of Fire.  

  1. Skeet – 2 rounds (total of 50 targets)
  1. Trap – 2 rounds (total of 50 targets)

Equipment.  Shotguns 12-gauge and smaller must be used.   Shot size 7 ½ or smaller required (e.g., 8, 9).

Safety. There will be safety officers on the range. Their instructions must be followed. Youth NOT shooting must be kept away from shooters and the ranges.   Each squad will be expected to identify and provide one adult safety observer (does not have to be a certified coach) for each round.   The safety observer will be responsible for helping maintain a safe shooting environment on the range.

  • Shooters must bring the signed waivers to compete.
  • Safe and respectful behavior is expected of shooters, coaches and spectators at all times.
  • Shooters, coaches, and spectators are required to provide their own eye and ear protection.
  • Shooters are expected to wear appropriate clothing for the day.  No open-toed shoes will be allowed.

Disorderly, unsafe or abusive conduct has no place on the Shooting Sports Range and will not be permitted.   Individuals who exhibit such conduct may be immediately disqualification and/or dismissed from the grounds.  The match director, 4-H Specialist, and/or District Extension Administrator will have final say in all disputes.

Things to Note:

  • Day of contest: Bring a copy of the attached Waiver & Release Form.  Contestants will not be allowed to compete if the release form is not turned in at time of check-in.
  • Each individual must furnish firearm, ammunition, eye protection and ear protection.  A shooter will NOT be allowed to shoot without eye and ear protection.  Coaches and spectators must bring their own eye and ear protection as well.
  • In the event of bad weather, the match may be rescheduled or completely canceled.  In the event of rescheduling, refunds will be issued if the member chooses not to compete on the rescheduled date.  If it is canceled, each member will be issued a refund.  If the weather is questionable on the day of the match, you may visit this website to verify the match status.
  • The range is located in a rural area, so you may wish to bring lawn chairs, cold drinks, sack lunches, snacks, etc.  A food truck has been available in previous years, and may be again.
  • Safety is paramount.  If a safety issue arises, anyone can call for a cease fire.

Details

Date:
May 6
Time:
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00
Event Categories:
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Organizer

District IV 4-H