Welcome to the West Chester Gun Club

The West Chester Gun Club and Athletic Association is a shotgun sporting club located in the heart of Chester County, PA outside of West Chester Pa, and just south of Exton, PA. We are one of the oldest clubs in the state with our incorporation date of April 1898.

We offer trapshooting every Tuesday afternoon and Sunday’s on our 4 lighted trap fields. West Chester Gun Club is open to the public for general practice and registered shoots. Registered ATA shoots are held on the first Sunday between March and October.

Our friendly members welcome all members and guest for a day of fun clay breaking and camaraderie.

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2018 Turkey Shoot

Our Annual Turkey Shoot is Here

It’s that time of year again where we shoot to win our Thanksgiving dinner. This year we are purchasing over 70 fresh turkeys to be won over 2 weekends.

The first shoot will take place on Saturday November 10th @ 10:00 am.

The second shoot and turkey pick up day is Sunday November 18th @ 10:00 am. 

Turkeys

The turkeys for this event are fresh birds raised here in Chester County. They are all natural and will weigh in the 17-19 lbs area. These are not your store bought birds as they cost us over $40 per bird.

Meat Shoot Process

  • Each shoot day there will be up to 8 events to participate in.
  • Each event has 15 shooters shooting on 3 traps from the 16 yard line.
  • The shooters shoot a normal round of trap and all scores are recorded.
  • The scores are then listed High to Low and divided into 4 groups, Lewis Class style. (top 3 scores, next 4 scores, following 4 scores, and final 4 scores)
  • If your score is at the top of the division line, you win a turkey. If there is a tie, a tie breaking method is used to determine the winner. (see below for tie breaking)
  • Winners are given a receipt ticket to claim their fresh turkey on Sunday November 19th.
  • Each event cost $18 to participate and a shooter may compete as many times they can squad for.
  • Events short shooters will still run but with fewer prizes. (5 shooters = 1 bird, 8 shooters = 2 birds, 12 shooters = 3 birds, 15 shooters = 4 birds.)

Save Your Spot

Use our Eventbrite registration form to save a spot on either day. Note, this is similar to a seating chart for concerts or events. You need to select the event number (row) and post position.

  • If you wish to shoot in 3 events, you need to reserve a spot in 3 rows.
  • If you are not at the club 15 minutes before your squad is sent out, your spot will be forfeited to a shooter on the property.

Pre-Register Now for Free

Day 1 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcgc-2018-turkey-shoot-day-1-tickets-51713257746

Day 2 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcgc-2018-turkey-shoot-day-2-tickets-51715512490

Lewis Class Example

Full lewis class rules and example is available on our web site at https://www.westchestergunclub.com/about-trapshooting/prizes-options/money-options/lewis-class/

Scores are listed and divided into classes of 3|4|4|4 scores. Scores at the top of the class are winners or tied for winning.

 

Score Note
25 Winner
24
22 (Potential Winner – Score moves down as similar scores are below the division line)
22 (Potential Winner)
22 (Potential Winner)
21
21
21 (More similar scores are above division line, score moves up)
20 (Potential Winner)
20 (Potential Winner)
19 Potential Winner – more similar scores are below the division line, this score moves down to top of class )
19 (Potential Winner)
19 (Potential Winner)
18
17

Tie Determination

In case of ties, each shooter will reach into a bucket to pull a numbered chip. The shooter who pulls the highest number will be awarded the bird.

Remember. You don’t need to be good, just lucky, but being good doesn’t hurt.

See example sheet below:

 

Chester County Days – 2018 – Trophies

Thank you to all that braved the storms, waited out the lightning, and then dealt with the heat.

Full results are at the Shoot Results Section

Trophies

High Over-All

  • John Cavalli

Singles

  • Club Champion – Jim Cadwell
  • Club Runner Up – M. Winigrad
  • Open Champion – Charles Galloway
  • Sr. Vet – Harlan Gustafason
  • Vet – (Bob Kappe & Charlie Adames Shared Trophy)
  • Lady Club – Celeste Moore
  • Lady Open – Kristen Ray
  • Junior – Kurt Willman
  • Lewis A – (Bob Kappe & Charlie Adames Shared Trophy)
  • Lewis B – Harvey Poole
  • Lewis C – Jason Stein
  • Lewis D – Elkins Wetherill

Handicap

  • Club Champion – Rick Scholz
  • Club Runner Up – Celeste Moore
  • Open Champion – James Cadwell
  • Sr. Vet – Harlan Gustafason
  • Vet – Charlie Suter
  • Lady Club – Kristen Ray
  • Lady Open – NA
  • Junior – Iver Gustafson
  • 18 – 21 Yrds – Charles Galloway
  • 22 – 24 Yrds – Peter McGowan
  • 25 – 27 Yrds – M. Winigrad

All memberships include use of the archery range

A new feature to your West Chester Gun Club membership is use of our archery range.

Access to the range is granted by attending a range briefing on Wednesday night during the open archery time.

Upon completing the range briefing you will be issued an archery membership card and the combination to the lock to open the targets.

Full archery details can be found at https://www.westchestergunclub.com/archery/

Archery Range Hours:

Monday            Open All Day  (Sunrise to Sunset)
Wednesday      4 PM to Sunset
Friday                Open All Day   (Sunrise to Sunset)
Saturday           Noon to Sunset

Challenge Coins Still Available

 

If you didn’t make it out to the Birthday shoot, we still have some challenge coins available.

Pick one up at the front desk for $5.