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cost per round of trap

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  1. Fisher

    Fisher Member

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    We are a small club in the Northwest. We hate to do it, but the time is finally here that we all have been dreading. we are a small 2 trap club and we currently charge 15$ a year for dues, a 2$ daily fee, and 3$ for a practice round for trap. What do some of you other small clubs charge. Any info would be helpful. I am really going to enjoy our annual meeting this year. Notttttttttttttt! Thanks all.
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Raise your dues to $45 and leave everything else the same...
     
  3. short shucker

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    I agree. Leave the round and daily prices the same and increase the yearly dues. You might bump the non-member round rate to $1 more than member price.

    A couple of the smaller clubs around here charge $50 and no one seems to be put out by it.

    ss
     
  4. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    $35 annual and $7.50/25. Unfortunately we don't set the target prices, it's a county run range and they set the prices.


    Eric
     
  5. W.R.Buchanan

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    I shoot at the Ojai Valley Gun Club in Ojai CA.

    It costs $31 for a days shooting, 2 rnds of 16yd Singles ,1 rnd of Handicap, 1 rnd of Continental, and 1 rnd of Doubles. Plus 10 shots in practice.

    Add this to the $45.00 for a flat of shells at Walmart and you have a $76 dollar day.

    Yearly membership to the club which includes access to just about ALL of shooting disciplines is $75.00

    We have over 1000 members. But I haven't seen 900 of them.

    Randy
     
  6. slowdp

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    Florida is paying $3.50 to $5 per round for member targets. Non member targets are $2 to $3 more per round. Dues are $35 for shotgun only clubs to $200 for pistol, rifle and shotgun clubs. Higher end clubs can go for $500 to $1000 per year. Just our insurance is over $2500 per year. Targets run about $2 per 25. These prices are acceptable considering maintenance, lights, taxes, newsletters,lawn upkeep and such. The good ole days are gone but this is still a rather cheap pastime even though we talk about how expensive it is.
     
  7. OGC Director

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    Oxford Gun Club charges $4 per rd for trap, Skeet, and wobble. Our dues are $15 for 1st year and $10 per year there after. $4 seems to be the going rate in our area. Southeastern Pa
     
  8. algebra1

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    At Bay City in Erie,Pa. we charge $2.50 a round for practice.Price is the same for non-members as well.Memberships are $10.Our sucess comes from having good people running the club.
     
  9. wolfram

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    The $3 per round is pretty low and I would think you need to increase that to remain profitable. $4/round is reasonable, we charge $5/25 for members and our costs are probably similar to yours. Increasing the annual fee won't do much for your bottom line so why go through the anguish.
     
  10. phirel

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    My club charges $3 a round for practice and we have no membership fees. We make a profit. Our expenses are limited to electricity, property taxes and insurance.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. HDLLLIII

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    Town and Country Gun Club Maryville, IL $50.00 annual dues, trap or skeet $2.50 per round. Rifle and pistol range free. Bowling pin shoot $1.00 per day. Larry Lockhart
     
  12. Jon Reitz

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    Our small, one-trap field club charges just $2.50 per round for trap and we are proud that we are able to keep shooting affordable. We have several new, younger shooters with us now. Membership dues are only $15.00, and the membership is very small. The thing we always stay focused on is when buying targets (Lawry) we always try to buy a complete tractor/trailer load, splitting them with other clubs in the area. Some might feel it's a hassle to do this, but working with Rick Lawry makes it easy.

    Keep shooting affordable.

    Jon Reitz
     
  13. edthearcher

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    we charge $3.50 shooting fees per 25 members, non members $4.50. are anual dues are $75.00 per year, stoughton cc wisconsin
     
  14. Shooting Jack

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    My closest club I belong to has dues of $200.00 a year and is 3.75 a round for members. Five dollars a round for non members. We only have 18 members and can't seem to drum up interest. If we had more members we wouldn't have to pay as high a dues. This one is located in South Georgia and we have one skeet and one wobble trap field.

    At another club I pay $100.00 dues and $3.50 a round for skeet or trap. After the first three years of membership it drops to $75.00 a year. Both facilities give you a set of keys. This one is located in East Alabama. Jackie B.
     
  15. Hoosier Daddy

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    I shoot at Coffee Creek Conservation Club in Commiskey, IN. We charge $2 per year dues and are open on Wednesday afternoons at around 3:30pm and Saturdays at around 3:00pm. We charge $2 for 25 on Wednesday and $2.50 on Saturday. Saturday we shoot games as well as practice with a 50 calcutta later in the evening.
     
  16. XP100

    XP100 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what is the logic of charging non menbers more to shoot?
     
  17. code5coupe

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    Encourages them to become members.
     
  18. Smithy47

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    Jefferson City, MO United Sportsmen's Club is $45 a year membership. Gets you a gate key for access to rifle(2), pistol(4), blackpowder(1), archery ranges(4) in addition to three trap ranges and two skeet fields. a nice sporting clays range. Also a fishing lake.
    We charge $2.50/round for members, $4.00 for guests (non-members).
    We currently have 1360+ members, most use the ranges very little.
    Have 130 acres close to town. Started in 1959 and are a 501.C7 club, not open to the general public but members can bring guests.
    Well kept and great place to shoot. All run by volunteers.
    Bob
     
  19. cubancigar2000

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    We are a small club started in 1947 so everything is paid for. We chg $4.50 for non members, $4.00 for members and dues are $20. I don't agree with the members price as I think it should be $1.00 less than a non member and we should adjust the dues to maybe $30. However we do a lot for the members such as the New Years shoot it was $2.00 shoots all day, free hot dogs and snacks, free pop and beer. We also have the $2 shoots several times a year. My wife gets our beverages at the beer dist where she works for a song so we actually have a cost of only 10 cents a can so giving it away at a $2 shoot is not hurting us. When we do the $2 shoots and a newbie shows up they always join because it makes it cheaper to shoot and if they shoot ten times as a member it is $20 compared to a non member at $40 so they get their membership free. We have grown our club a lot this way. Every shoot is a meat shoot so every 5 shooters get a $9.00 meat prize and every shoot we have some kind of food free along with the food we sell. One of our Board members has a butcher shop at his farm so we really have good meat prizes at a low cost to the club
     
  20. Leo

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    Small club in Texas. $175 per year dues. Memeber targets $4.00 per round, non member $6.00.
     
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