For Prospective Students

The Purdue Trap and Skeet club is an official Purdue University club, affiliated with Rec Sports. We are a student-run clay target shooting club open to all students, staff members, and family. Students can compete in several competitions around the Midwest each semester. A national competition takes place in the late spring semester in San Antonio, Texas. Our club owns a range a few minutes south of Purdue for practice and open shooting during the specified hours. We send out emails detailing when we are open, we do not have set hours as our schedules change frequently. Subscribe to our email list to receive those notifications. It can be found on our home page. We have been having difficulty with our email list, if you subscribe you should receive a verification email. If you do not receive this email try subscribing again, if that doesn’t work email one of us.

For students in high school that are interested in clay target shooting our club is for you. We accept all experience levels and love teaching new students how to shoot. For those who are experienced and shoot competitively we have a competitive team that travels around the country attending shoots as far as Fort Benning, Georgia, San Antonio, Texas, and even Colorado Springs, Colorado. We do not provide scholarships, we do however subsidize the costs for going on trips, every trips besides for nationals will cost at the most $150 to go, that covers travel, hotels, registration fees, etc. Shells and food are the only items the student has to pay for.

The range is open for practice about 3 times a week. We do not have set practices as we are a student-run club, the club can be open more or less all depending on how much students want to help out. With that we have very cheap prices, $3 a round for targets, $7 for shells (we also have a deal where club members can buy a flat of shells for $50). We have several semi autos that can be used for free if you do not have a gun. You can store your gun and shells in our clubhouse as well, we have a few safes, all that is required is your gun have a trigger lock or case lock on it.

We have two trap fields and two skeet fields, one of which is an international skeet field. Our goal is to get a 5-stand field set up by the end of 2018 so we can practice for sporting clays as well. For competitions we go on about 5-7 a year.

If you are interested on our club please contact us. We are happy to set up a range visit so you can check out our facilities and to learn more about us. A few of our biggest selling points is our range is only a few minutes from campus, students have walked and biked there many times, that is something few colleges have. Also Purdue is a great school to go to, we have a great educational program, one of which you would be hard pressed to top at another college with a shotgun program. We love to shoot and have a fun time doing so. Contact us if you are interested!

Information for the 2017-2018 School Year

The Purdue Trap and Skeet Club is looking to get off to a running start for this upcoming year. Last year was a rather successful year as we competed in several competitions, participated in many volunteering events, and much more. We became a Tier 1 club with the University which shows how successful last year was, we want to grow off of that experience and become better yet!

Upcoming callouts: Pizza and drinks will be provided!

August 31st from 7-8pm in ARMS B071
September 5th from 7-8pm. Location TBD.

Please subscribe to our email list if you have not already. That is the only way we send out when we are open to shoot. You can find the link on our homepage.

Upcoming Alumni Shoot:

Our annual Alumni Shoot will be September 8th, the range will open at 10:30am and be open until around 4pm. This is for alumni only, try to show up at the beginning as there will be a short meeting before lunch which starts at about 11:30.

We will be competing in several competitions this year just like last year. A new shoot some of us will be going on in late September to Colorado Springs. We will also be going to Columbus, Ohio, Fort Benning, Georgia, San Antonio, Texas, and potentially more. On most of these trips we take around 10-15 people. Costs are generally capped at $150 or less which covers everything besides for food and ammunition. Most of our competition occur on the weekends and require missing no classes, which a few exceptions.

The club can only be as good as its members, the more active you guys are the more active the club will be for everyone, so I encourage everyone to step up, help out and we can all have a good time! We are looking for Ranger Officers, they are people who are certified in CPR/AED/First Aid and have been trained to open the range. Our club is dependent on them to open the range and we are currently in low supply of them.

We have several events which are listed under the events tab, we try to keep them as up to date as possible. Our lights project began this summer and should be finished soon, we will be having later shooting times occasionally because of this, it especially helps in the winter when it gets dark at 5pm.

See you at the range!