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Winter league at my local Club started a few weeks ago but because of work and family issues I was not able to shoot until yesterday. In phone conversations with some of the other shooters, they say that scores have been lower this year than the past. When I went to shoot I noticed that there was 6 to 8 inches of snow (I live in Michigan) on top of the trap house and I watched a few squads shoot. When my squad went to shoot, I asked the trapper to shovel the top of the house off and he did. My squad and I shot well. Afterwards we heard some grumblings about how it was "unfair" that we had a "clean" trap house to shoot over and that everybody should have to shoot the same. Any rules about snow (or other debris) on traphouse roofs being removed BEFORE you shoot??

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They're just pissed because they didn't think of it.
 

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I don't even like the previous squad's wads on top of the traphouse. When I pulled, I would clean off the top of the house if necessary between squads. No reason to give some a reason to fuss.

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As a courtesy to the shooters, I shovel the top and sides of the traphouse when it snows. As a shooter I use the traphouse as a reference point and it is difficult to watch a target leave the traphouse if you can't make it out other than a hump. Yesterday, we had accumulatively 15 inches of snow when we opened the club. Since I'm at the club when it opens, the trustee and I get the trap ready and part of that is to shovel the top and sides. Don't know of any rule but I make it my rule to do it. Darrell
 

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If there is snow, wouldn't the house be too high?

B. TRAPHOUSES
Traphouses must adequately protect the trap loaders and shall not
be higher than necessary for that purpose. It is recommended that
traphouses constructed after September 1, 2003 shall conform to the
following specifications:
1. Length not less than 7 feet, 6 inches, nor more than 9 feet, 6
inches.
2. Width not less than 7 feet, 6 inches, nor more than 9 feet, 6
inches.
3. Height not less than 2 feet, 2 inches, nor more than 3 feet, 0 inches,
the height to be measured from the plane of the number 3 shooting
position.
It is recommended that the throwing surface (throwing arm or plate)
of the trap machine be on the same level as that of Post 3 and the
target height setting pad.
 

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"If there is snow, wouldn't the house be too high?"

With all due respect 12" or 12' of snow will not change the height of the trap house.

Bob Lawless
 

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Bobster. Funny. But unfortunately, perception is reality. I think what I would do is pop a round into the snow on th house to test my trigger na pattern and then see how that disturbs shooters, looking at the hole in the snow.
 
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