Skeet Shooting

The game of Skeet was invented in Massachusetts in 1920 by a man hoping to improve his wingshooting abilities. There have been many refinements to the game of Skeet since that time, and typically American Skeet is the variety played in the United States.

A skeet field has 8 shooting positions and two traps.  Participants attempt to break clay targets thrown from a high house and a low house.  These “houses ” are simply structures that hold the traps, or target launchers, which throw the targets in a distinct flight path.

In Skeet, only one shooter holds the shooting position at a time, and shoots a sequence of birds from 8 stations from a “high house” and a “low house.” Skeet also has a format where different gauge shotguns are used. Using 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge and .410 bore guns lends a great deal of variety to the game.