Labrador Trap & Skeet Club
PO Box 28, Labrador City, Labrador, A2V 2K3

Club History
      
            A group of local recreational sport shooters started shooting Trap over a body of water known as
Wabush Lake in the early 1960's. After a few years of having to lug some ad-hoc equipment to the beach at Sandy Point every weekend and then having to break it all down again when finished, they decided to form a club. In 1968 an official Trap field was installed and remains in the original location today at the Labrador Trap & Skeet Club.

           In 1970 a Skeet field was added to the site and a Club house was also erected. Many birds were shot over manually operated machines until 1972 when two brand new electric Skeet machines and one new Trap machine were added to the ever expanding Club. Skeet dominated the shooting style for the next ten years at the Club. Many new members were recruited and introduced to the sport during this time by Bill Giblin.  Mr. Giblin was also responsible for many of the improvements to the facilities at the Club over the years and adamantly worked to better the Club by organizing numerous activities to promote the shotgun sports. Our Club exists in part today because of his efforts and the dedication of his team of sportsmen and women. Both Bill Giblin and former member, as well as .20 Gauge World Skeet Champion, Louise Lemieux Doaust are both recognized  in the Canadian Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame.
          
            In 1990 two of our members were fortunate enough to discover a new shotgun game called "Hunter's Clays". This was of course the predecessor to the now very popular game of Sporting Clays. What made this game so interesting was the fact that it was not played on an established field as such. Instead portable machines were used to launch clay targets over different areas to simulate birds flying in realistic hunting situations. Local terrain and weather determine the type and presentation of the targets so no two courses are alike. Sporting Clays remains the busiest shotgun event today at the Labrador Trap & Skeet Club.

            The covered firing point on the 100 meter range was developed in 1993. Target holders for Combat Pistol shooting as well as a multitude of various steel targets and silhouettes were fabricated at this time too. Target holders for long range rifle and general plinking were also constructed and remain in use today.

            The Club has continued to evolve throughout the 1990's. Many changes have been made and programs implemented to remain current with today's firearm legislation. In doing so, the Labrador Trap & Skeet Club has continued to operate successfully and retain government certification, allowing the use of all class of firearms on its premises.


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