This range is certified for shotgun trap and skeet shooting using #7½ to #9 shot. 

The 5-Stand, Skeet and Trap are operated with a pre-programmed target card.  User instructions and Operational Guides are posted here

Look on the events calendar for shotgun orientation days.  These are optional, but handy for those wanting in-person training on the equipment. 

Pre-programmed target cards can be purchased at Fountain Tire in Rocky Mountain House or online.

Approved Ammunition

  • No shot larger than #7 ½ 
  • Lead shot only 
  • No slugs, buck shot, steel, bismuth or tungsten shot due to ricochets and damage to the Pattern board 

Procedures for Range K

  • Shotguns must be uncased in a safe manner with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, unloaded and actions always open.
  • Break-action shotguns may be closed while in the gunracks, gun cases or in carts but must be unloaded.
  • For shooting Trap, you must be on the station before you load your shotgun and only one (1) shell can be loaded.
  • For shooting Skeet and 5 Stand you can only load your shotgun when you are on the stand and ready to shoot, no more that two (2) shells can be loaded.
  • The shotgun must be unloaded, and the action open before the shotgun is withdrawn from the shooting stand opening.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
  • Hearing and eye protection is mandatory.
  • Pick up all spent casings and boxes and place in the provided buckets or garbage.
  • Return the controller to the holder and take your shooting card.
  • Only qualified persons are allowed on the range for maintenance. Never go in front of the machines.
    • Safety Glasses required during maintenance 
  • When using Pattern board:
    • Minimum distance from pattern board is 16 yards.
    • close Stand 3 with sign indicating 5 -Stand is closed for Pattern board use.
    • Use the roller to spread out oil/grease to cover the shot pattern after each shot. (Roller located behind the pattern board.)
    • Only add more oil/grease if unable to spread enough to cover the pattern with what is on the board. (Extra oil/grease located in a tote beside pattern board.)

Winter Usage

During the winter, the following changes are made:

  • Voice call on Trap is removed to protect the batteries. Cord and Corded releases will be used and Solo delay can be set if shooting by yourself.
  • 5 Stand – the Rabbit (Trap H) is disabled since it cannot run through the snow.  Real rabbits are good in the snow, but clay ones are not.
  • Remote Controllers will still be in the shelter but now located in a labelled mailbox.