Beginner's Trap

Beginner Instructional Trap from 6pm till 8pm Monday nights!  - See Calender

This slower paced class is intended for less experienced trap shooters who have taken our “Intro to Trap”, or our “Intro to Shotgun” class or have experience with their own shotgun but may feel overwhelmed by the fast pace or the mass crowds of the regular trap days.

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Club Axe Range is Open !

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The Club Axe Range

 is open !

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As part of the Archery Department, the axe range is located between the clubhouse and the garage and adjacent to the fire pit and BBQ house.

A club instructor will be at the range every Saturday from 9am to 10am, during the month of October, to explain the safety rules, demonstrate different techniques as well as have on-hand a variety of allowable throwing hatchets.   Appointments may also be made with the lead instructor, Ken Campisi  at (978) 852- 7942. Training classes are being developed.

The Club Rules have been updated and include an “Axe Range” section, see page 10.  Copies can be downloaded from the club website. (goto Member section, then click on "Club and Range Rules").



Saturday, October 23,  2021


  • $25.00 Entry Fee, No punch.
  • 100 Rounds (50) 16yds, (25) 20yds, (25) 24yds.
  • Ties will be determined by a 10 round shoot off from 27yds and then first miss after that.
  • First Prize $100.00
  • Second Prize (2) Trap Cards
  • Third Prize (1) Trap Card
  • Each shooter will receive one (1) point for every broken bird from the 16, two (2) points from the 20 and three (3) points from the 24 yard line.  The shooter with the most points will determine the winner.

There will be two classes.  Class A (21-25 Average) and Class B (20 and Lower).  Please declare your Class and the Tournament Committee will decide if you are sandbagging it or not. If you are a “B” shooter and declare as an “A”, then you will only be shooting against Class A.  Arrive at 8:30AM to check in. 

Please email Mike Pasco ( to confirm your attendance and declare your Class.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9:00am

Seeking Volunteers to help GOAL at the Topsfield Fair

GOAL is looking for articulate volunteers to staff its booth at the Topsfield Fair. The Fair is scheduled this year from October 1 through October 11, 2021. This is one of GOAL’s greatest opportunities for public outreach throughout the year.

 It provides GOAL  with a tremendous opportunity to educate thousands of adults and children on the great work that GOAL does.


Range Rules Updated 09/02/2021

September 2, 2021

The Board of Directors voted to make the following changes to the club range rules, effective immediately. 

1)   Indoor Ranges. The Club has an indoor pistol range and an indoor archery range and both are open 24/7.

2)   New Gate.  If you are behind someone upon entering the property WAIT until the gate arm has completed its movement, then swipe your key card to gain access.  If you are behind another car exiting the property wait for the arm to complete its movement. Violators will be identified by all means available including their license plates and subject to disciplinary actions.

3)   Crossbows are not permitted on any 3-D course; however, crossbows are permitted on the practice range and in the indoor archery building.

4)   Axe Range An axe throwing range, located between the clubhouse and the garage, is under construction. A notice will be posted when the range can be used. Rules for use include:  Only hatchets no longer than 20” with wooden handles only. No double-sided hatchets.   Throwers must be 10+ years of age, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  All throwers are required to wear close-toe shoes when throwing axes.  All axes are to be thrown from the black line. Only one person a time is allowed to throw an axe.  Always remain on the nearest side of the RED line when throwing.  Always remain behind the RED line until the axe has come to rest either in the target or on the ground.  Viewer(s) and throwers, not in the act of throwing, MUST remain behind the black line or behind the screened wall.

5)  Shotgun patterning is allowed on the 100 yard side of the outdoor rifle/pistol range building.

Please download a copy of the Club Rules and familiarize yourself with Gun Safety Rules, Club-Wide Rules and the rules of the range(s) which you use.



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