Leagues are a weekly competition, however, it is also a way to meet other shooters, improve your shooting, and have a good time.
Thank you so much for your participation and sportsmanship!
Ho-ho-ho the Winter League is here! Registration is open, just click the button below to fill out the registration form. The Winter League start date is Wednesday January 13 and ends Sunday February 21. If you have any questions about the leagues please don’t hesitate to contact Chantay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall League 2021
GENERAL RANGE RULES:
- NSSA/NSCA rules will apply to all leagues shooting. Only two gun malfunctions are allowed by a shooter in a round. Excessive gun malfunctions will be scored as lost. Failure to take off the safety is not a legal gun malfunction and will be scored as a lost target.
- All ammunition used at this facility MUST be 7-1/2, 8 or 9 shot only. No magnum shells will be allowed.
- Anyone who is found consuming alcohol before or during shooting on Elm Fork premises will be asked to leave Elm Fork and will be removed from the league.
LEAGUE SPECIFIC RULES:
- Shooting will begin at 6:00 pm each night. Scorecards MUST be turned in to the Pro Shop by 8:00 pm, NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Each shooter will shoot 50 targets each week. Squads will be assigned to a station number, 5-Stand, skeet field and will follow NSSA/NSCA rules.
- Skeet teams should have a total of 5 shooters.
- 5-Stand teams should have a total of 5 shooters.
- Sporting Clay should have a total of 4 shooters.
- If you are unable to fill a complete team, Elm Fork may have unassigned shooters available that could be added to your team or in some cases it may be necessary to combine teams.
- Scores and schedules will be posted on the website weekly at www.elmfork.com.
- Awards will be determined by club management. Individual awards are based on total RAW score. Team awards are based on team total handicap score. The number of shooters in each league will determine the number of awards given.
- In the case of inclement weather. Contact the range at (972) 556-0103 or check the website at www.elmfork.com by 4:15 pm the night of the league to find out the status of league shooting. If necessary the league may need to be extended to accommodate league nights impacted by weather.
- All rounds must be completed by 8 PM of the scheduled day.
- Trophy fees must be paid in full by the first night of shooting.
- League fees can be paid all up front or spread out weekly.
- Golf cart rentals will be $5/person (4 to a cart) on league nights.
- League championship will be decided by a shoot-off between the top teams. In the event that there is a tie for top individual score, the individual HOA will be determined by shoot-off.
- Scores will be an aggregate of all targets shot. If unable to shoot at the scheduled time, you have the following options ONLY:
- PRE-SHOOTS – You are allowed 2 Pre-shoots for specific dates that the shooter knows he or she will not be able to attend. Pre-shoots must be requested prior to the rounds being shot, and must be shot with a league member present. In the event that the league is postponed, pre-shoots for a specific week will carry over to the actual week of shooting. Pre-shoots can be done any time the range is open, but must be pulled by someone other than the shooter.
- BANK – You are allowed 1 Bank. It must be shot as a pre-shoot(see rules above) and you can use it at any time during the League. Banks are to be used as a “just-in-case”. If there is an emergency and you cannot make it to that league night, you can use your bank score for that evening. Shooters must pay range fees for the bank.
- SUBSTITUTES – Substitutes for missing team members will be allowed 1 time per team per league, only if the team member does not have a bank or pre-shoot. The shooter can have a substitute step into their position for that week only. The substitute will still be required to pay for the weekly league fees if they have not been pre-paid, but not the trophy fee. If a substitute is used, the regular shooter is not eligible for end of league individual HOA. However, the substitute’s score will count towards league team scores.
- MAKE UP – Generally a makeup will NOT be allowed. However, at the managers discretion, in the event of an emergency a league participant may petition the league management for 1 make up round. If the makeup is granted, the shooter will have until the scheduled league night at 6 o’clock to make it up and return the score to the league management.
- If none of the above options are utilized, the missing team members score will be shooters average for that night minus 4 targets.
- Scorecards are to be initialed and dated by the shooter in order to indicate that the scores recorded are correct. Once all shooters in the squad have left the field/station, the scores will stand as recorded.
- ***You must complete a Request Form in order for your option to be utilized. ***
- ***You must have a separate Request Form for each individual Request. ***
To ensure safety, self-discipline is necessary on the part of shooters, field personnel, and spectators. Safety violations may result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from the premises and future league events.
Any damage to Elm Fork property including golf carts, shooting stations, trap machines, controllers, etc. will be the responsibility of the patron.
Any questions and/or disputes will be determined by these rules. For further rules and clarification, see N.S.S.A. rule book. If a situation exists that is not stated in these rules, determination will be made by club management.
By registering for the leagues, the participant acknowledges that they have read, understood, and agreed to the Terms and Conditions of Elm Fork Shotgun Sports Leagues.
Thank you for joining us. – Elm Fork Shooting Sports
The Skeet Field
Has eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the stations are arranged in a half moon between the two trap houses, and one station is directly between them. The high house, on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it travels to the center of the field. The low house target, on the right side, leaves the trap house just 3-1/2 feet from the ground. It also rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it reaches the center of the field.
A round of skeet consists of 25 targets, with 17 shot as singles and 8 as doubles. The first miss is repeated immediately and is called an option. If no targets are missed during the round, the last or 25th target is shot at the last station, low house 8. The shooting sequence is as follows:
- Stations 1 and 2: High house single; Low house single; High house/Low house pair
- Stations 3, 4, and 5: High house single; Low house single
- Stations 6 and 7: High house single; Low house single; Low house/High house pair
- Station 8: High house single; Low house single
Skeet is shot in squads of up to five shooters. They move from station to station around the half moon, ending up in the center at the end of the round. Any gauge shotgun may be used, of any type, as long as it can fire at least two shots. The preferred shot size is #9, but nothing larger than 7-1/2 should ever be used. Since strength is not a factor, women are able to compete equally with men. Left handed shooters do just as well as right.
There are five stations or stands and six to eight strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps). Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of clay birds. Each station will have a menu card that lets the shooter know the sequence of clay birds that he or she will be shooting at (i.e. from which trap the clay bird will be coming).
Sporting Clays is a clay target game designed to replicate every conceivable shot encountered in field shooting. On a Sporting Clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that simulate the flight path of different game species (teal, dove, quail, pheasant and even a bouncing rabbit), such as flushing, crossing, incoming, and other angling shots.