Oak Ridge Sportsman Association

Skeet & Trap Club

ORSA's Skeet and Trap club offers three trap fields, including wobble trap, and three skeet fields for use by shotgun enthusiast from beginners to veterans.

Contact Information
Skeet & Trap Contact:Larry McNamee

Station 1 Skeet
Station 5 Skeet
Trap and Skeet

Brief History of Skeet

In 1920 in the town of Andover, Massachusetts, a small group of upland game hunters took to shooting clay targets as a means of practicing their wing shooting. As friendly rivalries started to develop amongst the group, a uniform series of shots were developed to keep the competition fair and even for all. It was from this crude beginning that the modern day version of skeet shooting developed into what is now an international sport practiced by hunters and non-hunters alike.

Charles E. Davies, an Andover, Massachusetts businessman and avid grouse hunter, is recognized as the inventor of the skeet game as we know it.

The word "skeet" is derived from the Scandanavian word for "shoot." Credit for naming the game goes to Gertrude Hurlbutt, a Dayton, Montana housewife, who in 1926 won a contest for naming the new game. Among the thousands of entries in the contest were "Bang" and "Bye Bye Blackbird."

Skeet Shooting today involves 10's of 1000's of people across North America and the world. There is American Skeet, International Skeet and English Skeet. Each form of Skeet Shooting varies slightly from the other.

The National Skeet Shooting Association is the governing body for American Skeet. More than 20,000 skeet shooters shoot "registered targets" that are sanctioned by The National Skeet Shooting Association each year.

Club Events

If you want to shoot better in the field, enjoy a day at the gun club, or compete with the top skeet shooters in the Area for honor and glory, then skeet shooting is a great sport for you. Key Benefits

  • Skeet "Polar Bear" League
  • NSSA Registered Events
  • ATA Registered Events
  • Carousel style Target Thrower Trained Range Officers
For additional information regarding ORSA Skeet and Trap activities you may contact Larry McNamee, Skeet and Trap President, at ataorsa@gmail.com.

Club Rules

ORSA Skeet and Trap Rules