Turkey Shoot Games
The club often hosts Turkey Shoots during the winter season. Winning participants receive varying prizes. Historically shoots are held every two weeks on Sundays. The Sunday before Thanksgiving, two weeks prior to that, the Sunday before Christmas and two weeks prior to that.
Some of the contests available to play are as follows. Rules may be altered slightly, but need to be decided upon and given prior to each contest.
Follow the leader: The first shooter shoots anywhere on the field he/she chooses. Each shooter shoots one bird from the same spot. If a shooter misses, he/she gets a ”hickey,” after 3 hickies the shooter is out. If the first shooter misses, then the next shooter in line that has not missed starts the second round from any chosen spot. This continues until 1 or 2 shooters are left, depending on the number of people that started the contest.
Colorado Bush Wacker: 2 shooters stand directly behind the center of the trap house. The shooter on the left calls for a target and shoots. If he/she misses or a big piece is falling, the second shooter gets a chance to shoot it. If the second shooter hits the target or a piece the first shooter gets a “hickey” and is replaced in position with the second shooter (shooter 2 moves left and becomes shooter 1). After three “hickies” the shooter is out. Last shooter left wins.
Annie Oakley: All shooters (up to 15) are lined up in the order in which they signed up on the 25 yard line. The first shooter calls for a target. If the shooter breaks the target, the next shooter in lines becomes the leader. If the first shooter misses the target, then the second shooter in line must shoot the target. If the second shooter breaks the target then the first shooter gets a “hickey.” If the second shooter misses the target, then the third shooter in line has to shoot. If the third shooter breaks the target, then the first two shooters in line get s “hickey”. If all three shooters miss the target, then they all get a “hickey”. After three “hickies” the shooter is out of the contest. The last shooter left wins.
Quail Walker: A shooter will walk toward the trap house from the 25 yard line. At anytime during the walk a target will be thrown. If the shooter misses the target he/she receives a “hickey”. After three “hickies” the shooter is out of the contest. The last shooter left wins the contest.
Bushwacker: This game is very similar in nature to the Colorado Bushwacker. Differences are: shooters stand on the 25 yard line (rather than behind the trap house) and there are three shooters (not two). The shooter on the left calls for a bird and shoots, if he/she misses or a big piece is falling the second shooter get to shoot, if he/she misses or a big piece is falling, the third shooter gets to shoot. If the third shooter hits the target, the two previous shooters get a “hickey”. If the second shooter hits the target, the first shooter gets a “hickey”. Shooters move left as “hickies” are gained to replace that shooter. After three “hickies” the shooter is out of the contest. Last shooter left wins.
Do I have to be a member?
The Cheyenne Trap and Skeet Club is open to the public. Club membership is not required to participate in any of the tournaments, leagues or turkey shoots.
Members of the club are eligible to receive:
Reduced rates on practice shooting in the form of a clay card (10 rounds for $50)
Reloading components for purchase at prices below retail costs
Voting rights at annual meeting
Annual Membership: $50
Good for one calendar year from purchase
Life Membership: $250
Included membership for immediate family
What shells can I shoot?
Only 7 ½, 8 or 9 size shot in target loads of 3 dram of less equivalent can be used on any shooting field.
Only guns 12 gauge of smaller may be used on any shooting field.
Maximum of ATA speed limit not to exceed 1300 fsp in velocity
Rules and Regulations
Actions must be kept open when not shooting
Shooters are not permitted to load gun until on the line
Parents will be responsible for children at all times
No guns in the clubhouse
All shooters must follow the posted alcohol rules
Only shooters and authorized personnel are allowed on the firing line
Eye and ear protection are to be worn by all shooters when on the firing line and is recommended to be worn by all individuals on or near the firing line
Shooters are not permitted to change posts once shooting has begun
Only 5 shooters permitted on a field at one time
Shooters are allowed to load only 1 shell at a time except for when shooting doubles
No shooter may mount or load his/her gun until the previous shooter has shot
Once gun is loaded muzzle must be kept pointed down range
Guns must be unloaded from post to post
Broken open gun with shell in the chamber cannot be rested unop toe, shooter must hold gun
No guns will be loaded or pointed down range while the flag on the trap house is visible
Talking while on the line needs to be kept to a minimum to prevent extra birds from being thrown
1 yard difference between adjacent shooters with no more than a maximum of 2 yard
2 yard difference between adjacent shooters with no more than a maximum of 3 yard
***Each shooter is responsible for his/her self and fellow shooters at all times***
***ATA and NRA safety rules will prevail and apply at all times***
***Cheyenne Trap and Skeet Club is not responsible for accidents or loss
of personal property***
***Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. CTSC reserves the right to disqualify or eject any shooter disrupting the harmony of a shoot or not abiding by club or safety rules***