Trap is perhaps the most popular clay target sport in America. The game consists of a single target going away from the shooter standing 16 to 27 yards from the house. The trap machine oscillates, so you never know which angle the target may come out. Our state of the art trap fields feature industry-best Pat Traps and Canterbury voice release systems. A round of trap (25 targets) is $8 for nonmembers and $6 for members.
Trap shooting (wikipedia) – is one of the three major forms of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shotgun shooting at clay targets). The others are Skeet shooting and sporting clays. There are many versions including Olympic trap, Double trap (which is also an Olympic event), Down-The-Line, and Nordic trap. American trap is most popular in the United States and Canada. American trap has two independent governing bodies: the Amateur Trapshooting Association, which sanctions shoots throughout the United States and Canada, and the Pacific International Trapshooting Association, which sanctions shoots on the West Coast.
The sport is in some ways a replacement for a game where the targets were live pigeons. Indeed, one of the names for the clay targets used in shooting games is clay pigeons. The layout of modern trap shooting is different from skeet shooting in that there is only one house that releases targets and the shooters only move through 5 different positions.