Like to have a go at Trapshooting?.......If you would like to try your hand at Clay Target shooting you are most welcome to come out to the club on a shoot day.Shoot days are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month at TECT Park.
If you have your own shotgun you can bring it,and if you don't have a gun we can arrange one on the day for you to shoot with.
When you arrive at the grounds come into the clubhouse to the secretary's office or simply make yourself known to a club member and we'll help get you started to shoot some clay targets.
If you've never shot before or you've never shot at a clay target club,we will have a senior club member give you a safety briefing and give you some coaching on the basics of clay target shooting,then under supervision you'll be able to shoot some targets.
After that your welcome to shoot the days programme under supervision.
Some questions new shooters might have....
Do I Need Special Clothing? :
No special clothing is required,you must wear shoes when shooting,(jandals or barefeet not allowed) and you will need a pair of earmuffs or ear plugs.(these are available at club).
How much does it cost to join the club?
You don't have to join the first time you shoot,but if you enjoy yourself and want to join the club the yearly subscription to the Bay of Plenty CTA is $60.00 per year,and you will also need to register with the N.Z.C.T.A as a social member for $30.00 or if you wish to shoot at other clubs a full member for $80.00
Is it expensive to buy a trap shooting gun?
You can purchase a good second hand trap gun for around $500-$1000,this will get you started and as you get better you can upgrade.If its your first gun its well worth getting advise from a gun shop to get a gun that 'fits' you.
Can the whole family participate at trapshooting?
Yes,trap shooting is a sport for all ages,as long as you can safely use a shotgun,we have shooters from their early teens to the nineties.Its not uncommon to see 2 or 3 generations of a family shooting together, many couples enjoy shooting together as well,its a great family sport,and you get to meet new people as you can travel to other clubs around New Zealand to compete.
How much does a days shooting cost?.
The shoots held on the 3rd Sunday of the month cost $35.00 for your entry,which includes targets and BBQ lunch.Ammunition is approximately $11.00 per box and you will need around 5 boxes for the days shooting.
Many Schools also have Trap Shooting teams,The Bay of Plenty Clay Target Association actively supports College Trapshooting.
If you would like to try trapshooting.........
Bay of Plenty Clay Target Association
President : Colin Pritchard (07) 548 0838