In 1970 a Skeet field was
added to the site and a Club house was also erected. Many birds were
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 was also responsible for many of
the improvements to the facilities at the Club over the years and
worked to better the Club by organizing numerous activities to promote
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
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