Improvements Made to M.C.S.C. Trap Fields
In recent years, the Menard County Sportsman's club has undertaken several building/rebuilding projects in an effort to improve and modernize its trap shooting facilities. The most recent improvements include rebuilt trap houses, new field lighting, new trap throwing machines, and new concrete shooting lanes.
Over the past two years, all four of the trap houses at the M.C.S.C grounds have been rebuild from scratch. The new trap houses are build to ATA recommendations and have a new water drainage system to help keep throwers and targets high and dry. While the new trap houses were being constructed, new field lighting was also installed. The new lighting greatly improves night time shooting conditions at the club.
All four of the club's trap thowers have been replaced with new Pat-Traps, equipped with voice activated release systems. These are the same throwers used at the Grand American in Sparta, IL, as well as, many other state and national shoots. Upgrading to Pat-Traps gives M.C.S.C the ability to throw the same quality ATA registered targets that shooters will see at the larger competitions.
The latest upgrades, currently underway, are new poured concrete shooting lanes. The new lanes feature wheelchair-friendly 16 yard lines to help accomodate handicap shooters. The lanes are surrounded by grass, but infilled with gravel to make moving from one post to the next easier for everyone. Work on the lanes for trap houses 3 and 4 is almost complete, with work on houses 1 and 2 to begin soon.
The work being done at the club is all part of our ongoing commitment to providing the best trap shooting experience possible for our regular trap league shooters and visiting ATA event shooters.