Youth Shooting

JRGC strongly supports getting our youth involved in shooting sports. Shooting sports activities develop many life skills, including discipline, perseverance, handling the pressure of competition, and sportsmanship.


JRGC 2018 Fall Youth Trap Shotgun Shooting Events

JRGC will be opening our trap fields for the next 6 Sundays (September 23 through October 28) at 2pm for youth shooters to participate, learn, and shoot. Youth may attend any or all of these dates; we suggest new shooters attend at least the first and second week to learn the basics. Activities will be supervised by NRA Certified Instructors and Coaches. We will be teaching shotgun safety, the rules and scoring for trap, and trap shooting fundamentals. Parents are welcome to attend, as well.

Each youth shooter may shoot 2 rounds (50 targets total) of trap each week. JRGC requires a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian be on file for each youth. Youth may bring their own shotguns, and we will also have several youth shotguns available to borrow as needed. Shooters may bring their own shells, or purchase 12 or 20 gauge shells at the club for special youth prices.

Thanks to the support of the Friends of The NRA and Jasper Rifle and Gun Club, the cost of a round of 25 trap targets will be $2, and a box of shells will be $3. These prices are only available during these events.

With enough youth interest, JRGC will sponsor a competitive youth trap shooting team in the spring. Please come out this fall to see what youth trap shooting is all about, and if you might be interested in participating in youth competition in the spring. There are many local, state, and national competition opportunities for youth trap teams.

For more information or if you have questions, please email, or call Steve Haggh at 812-482-9013 or Joseph Jones at 360-975-9284.