South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club has 6 trap fields available for your practice or league enjoyment. Our summer trap leagues are very popular, with over 45 teams participating in a variety of league formats. Come enjoy trapshooting in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Our 3 skeet shooting fields are open for practice and leagues. Each year we host over 30 teams in our skeet leagues, vying for trophies and working to improve their shooting averages.Come enjoy the game of skeet in the Twin Cities area of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Meandering along the wooded backwaters of the Mississippi River, our 50-target sporting clays course provides a fun challenge to the hunter practicing for the upcoming season, the league shooter, and the tournament shooter who attends any of our registered National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) tournament competitions.
Sporting Clays has often been compared to “golf with a shotgun.” Squads of shooters walk from station to station and take turns shooting from a “stand,” or “peg.”
It is here that a shooter will encounter a variety of targets that simulate game birds, as well as a few “unusual” targets that will challenge your shooting skills. In addition to outgoing, incoming, quartering, and crossing targets, try your hand at such targets as the “springing teal,” a target launched straight up on edge; the rabbit target, a clay target with a thick edge that is launched on edge, rolling and bouncing along the ground; the “chandelle,” a looping target that arcs across the sky; the “battue,” a very thin specialty target that slices through the air in a confounding manner; and the midi and mini targets, which are smaller and faster versions of the standard clay target.
Our standard practice and league course has eight stations, including 2 raised shooting platforms, and a duck tower that can throw clays in multiple directions. Stations and targets are reconfigured on a frequent basis to change things up and increase the challenge of the course.
The sporting clays course can be expanded to accommodate 100 targets for tournament shooting.
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5-Stand sporting clays is a condensed version of sporting clays that consists of 5 stations side-by-side. Shooters attempt 5 targets at each station, for a total of 25 targets per round. The same types of targets can be thrown in 5-Stand as in sporting clays, to throwing crossing targets, incoming and outgoing targets, quartering targets, springing teal, and chandelles.
Towers and terrain are used to augment the challenge of the course. Our 5-Stand course is used for practice, league, and tournament shooting, and is a great venue for some quick hunting practice.
In winter and inclement weather, shoot from the comfort of our heated, covered 5-stand.
Join us at South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club, in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; bring your shotgun; and try 5-Stand shooting!
The South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club is open for practice shooting. Bring your shotgun to our range and shoot a practice round of trap, skeet, 5-stand, or sporting clays. We also have a heated 5-stand building to stay out of the weather while shooting.
Contact us to schedule a time to get ready for hunting season, or stop in anytime during business hours.
To schedule a special shoot for your organization or family, contact our Club Manager.
The Club offers FITASC practice shooting and several jackpot tournaments throughout the year, as well as NSCA-registered tournaments. FITASC is a version of sporting clays that offers the additional challenge of requiring a low gun before calling for the target. A FITASC round of 25 targets is normally shot from 3 stations (“pegs”), with both singles and doubles (report pairs and/or true pairs) at each station. FITASC is a fun variation on sporting clays that is worth a try!
The Club has league shooting available year-round, with multiple versions of trap, skeet, and sporting clays. Leagues are very popular, and league rounds can be shot anytime, at your convenience. Shoot as part of at team, or an individual league. Click here for more information on leagues at the Club.
We hold numerous registered tournaments for competition shooters, including Minnesota Sporting Clays Association (MSCA) tournaments, NSSA-registered skeet tournaments, and ATA-registered tournaments. Click here for more information on tournaments at the Club.
Information about our rifle range is available here.