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Gate #2 Info

For all upcoming Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club  Events please see our calendar located here.

Set in the natural terrain North of the Twin Cities our beautiful shotgun range is open to the public from April through Mid-September. We have 4 Trap Fields, 2 Skeet Fields, a Five Stand Field and a Sporting Clays Course. Heated Five Stand Will also be available in the Winter.

Open to the public hours: 
Mondays until October 31 4PM – 9PM
Please check the Calendar for changes

Cost (non-members):
Trap and Skeet $10.50
5-Stand $12.50
Sporting Clays $24.00

Spring Trap League

The Spring Trap League starts April 12nd and runs for 20 weeks.

  •  16 Yard Trap League

 Spring Combo League

The Spring Combo League starts April 12th and runs for 18 weeks. The teams compete in the following venues:

  • 16 Yard Trap – 6 weeks
  • Skeet – 6 Weeks
  • 5-Stand Sporting Clays – 6 weeks.

Spring Skeet League

Spring Skeet starts April 12th and runs for 20 weeks.

 Spring Sporting Clays

The spring Sporting Clays League starts April 19th and runs for 10 weeks.

 Spring 5-Stand League

Spring 5-Stand starts April 12th and runs for 20 weeks.

 Summer Youth Trap League

The Summer youth League starts June 18, and continues each Monday night for 8 weeks.This program is fully supervised with seasoned shooters for safety and instruction. There are two categories:

  • Sub-Juniors – Ages 11 through 13
  • Juniors – Ages 14 through 18

Gate #2 Blog Posts

102, 2017

ATA Shoots at FLSC 2017

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: All Posts, Gate 2, Page 1|0 Comments

Want to try shooting ATA registered targets? Now is your chance! Forest Lake Sportsmens Club has 5 free one year memberships to the ATA if you have never been a member. Check out the [...]

3001, 2017

A Big Rig, a Furnace and Gun Ports! Heated 5-Stand at FLSC in 2017

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: All Posts, Gate 2|0 Comments

This time of year as the seasons close, the birds fly south, and the lakes freeze up most folks set their scatter guns in the safe for a long winter’s nap (maybe even take one [...]

501, 2017

Winter 5-Stand 2017

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: All Posts, Gate 2|0 Comments

Public and league shooting open weekends from January 14th to March 26th (11 weeks), Saturday and Sunday hours 10am to 4pm, last sign ups at 3pm. Cold weather range closure when day time high will [...]

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Gate #2 Activities

  • Trap
  • Skeet
  • Sporting Clays
  • 5-Stand
  • Heated 5-Stand
  • Tactical Shotgun

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Trap is the oldest shotgun shooting sport in America. Trapshooting derives its name from the device, called a trap, which throws clay targets into the air. Participants shoot at the clay targets thrown from a trap house located in front of the shooter. The trap rotates in a random sequence, presenting the shooter with a variety of going away shots, angling to the right, left and flying straightaway.

Trap is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A round of trap consists of 25 targets per shooter. A trap field has five positions, or stations, numbered consecutively from left to right. Five clay targets, sometimes referred to as “birds,” are thrown for each shooter at each position, with one shot being fired at each bird. After firing five rounds in rotation, each squad member moves one station to his right, with the shooter on station five moving over to station one.

Descriptions provided by NSSF

Skeet uses the same clay targets as trap. Two trap houses are required in skeet-a “high house” at the left of the field and a “low house” at the right. Both traps throw targets at fixed angles. High-house targets start at a point about 10 feet above the ground, moving to the shooter’s right. Low-house targets move in the opposite direction starting from a point about three feet off the ground.

Skeet is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A skeet field has eight positions, or stations, seven of which are numbered consecutively from left to right in a semi-circle around the field. Station eight is located in the center, almost directly between the trap houses, offering very challenging-and very exciting-targets.

A round of skeet consists of 25 targets. Some stations offer single targets, others doubles. There are 16 single targets, two from each station. A round also includes eight shots at four double-targets from stations 1, 2, 6 and 7. The first target missed is repeated; the repeat target is called “the optional.” If no miss occurs in the round of 24 shots, the optional is taken as a single target; usually shot from station eight.

Descriptions provided by NSSF

Sporting clays is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate a variety of field-shooting situations. On a sporting clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of game birds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.

Courses are laid out in natural surroundings and typically include five or more shooting stations. Like golf, shooters move from one station to the next to complete the course. At any station, targets may be thrown as singles, simultaneous pairs, following pairs (one target right after the other) or report pairs (the second target launched at the sound of the gun being fired at the first). To further challenge shooters, target size may vary from the standard trap/skeet clay bird to the smaller “midi” and “mini” targets, or a flat disc-shaped “battue” target. There are also “rabbit” targets, special clay disks that are thrown on edge to roll and skitter unpredictably across the ground.

Sporting clays allows for either a pre-mounted or low gun approach, and a full round usually consists of 50 or 100 targets (depending on the number of stations), with several targets normally thrown at each station.

Descriptions provided by NSSF

Five Stand is a type of shotgun sport shooting similar to sporting clays, trap and skeet. There are five stations, or stands and six to eighteen strategically placed clay target throwers(called traps). Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of clay birds.