Aberdeen Gun Club
The Aberdeen Gun Club, Inc. was established in 1980 by a small group of trap shooters who wished to preserve the sport of trap shooting in the Aberdeen area. Trapshooting was not new to this area as it had been shot for many years at various locations. Our present facilities were purchased in 1983 and the log clubhouse was erected in 1986 with funds raised by a group of shooters and individuals wishing to “invest” in the future of the club. The result is the finest shooting grounds in the area with 13 trap-houses equipped with automatic trap machines and voice-pulls, 1 skeet range and 1 5-Stand sporting clays range.
Our club is a trap shooting club. Leisure shooting is one of America’s favorite pastimes. Millions of families, hunters and people desire a safe, challenging form of recreational shooting. The Aberdeen Gun Club is committed to promoting firearms safety education by making the shooting sports available and accessible to all.
Membership of the club is not required to shoot at our club, but it is encouraged. Funds from our membership dues are used to help improve the facilities at the club and to keep the cost of shooting as low as possible. Individual, Family and Youth memberships are offered. Youth shooters are encouraged and shoot at a discount.
The trap-range is open from mid-April until September, depending upon the weather conditions.
Two adult leagues, the Clay Bird League and the Tuesday Night League, are shot on Tuesday evenings, as well as Doubles League. Youth leagues are shot on Wednesday evenings. The Skeet League is on Thursday evenings. A practice trap is always open to the public whenever activities are scheduled at the trap range. Many Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons are also used for practice and “make-up” shooting.
We are affiliated with the Amateur Trapshooting Association and host several registered trap shoots during the summer. Some of these are competitive and marathons are thrown for shooters to register large amounts of targets during the year. Periodically, the Aberdeen Gun Club also hosts such shoots as the SD Northern Zone Shoot, the South Dakota State Shoot and the ATA Central Zone Shoot.