The Lester Prairie Sportsmen’s Club was organized in the late 1960′s by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts. Over the years it has grown from a small clubhouse and one trap, to a large clubhouse and five automatic PAT trap fields.
The club is open for trapshooting on Wednesday evenings (6:00 -9:00 pm) from mid-April until early-September. We offer the following trapshooting options:
- League Shooting – bring a team of five and shoot an 18-week multi-class handicap league event.
- 16 Yard Lewis League – Individual 16-yard trap league. Shoot 300 targets over the course of the summer. Scoring is based on a Lewis-Class system, so anyone could win!
- Practice shooting – Sign up for a practice squad, from any yard line.
- Doubles – We usually throw a few squads of doubles each week.
Membership is not required for practice shooting, although all league team shooters become club members after paying their yearly league team fee (currently $40/team). Individual memberships are $5/person, for those that desire to become members.
League teams are classified based on known ability and past performance. New teams are assigned to a class by the Handicapping Committee. After the first half season of shooting, new teams are evaluated to see if they are in the appropriate class. Teams winning the first half of the season in their respective class will shoot-off against the team winning the second half of the season for the championship of that class. The yearly winner will then move up to the next higher class next year. Likewise, teams that finish at the lower end of their class will usually move down a class for next year. We do this to keep a strong level of competition going in all classes, regardless of each team’s ability – teams are classified with teams of similar abilities.
Even if you do not have a full squad of five shooters, we welcome and encourage you to stop out and shoot a round or two. Many times teams are looking for another regular shooter or a substitute shooter. Just leave your name with the counter staff and we’ll see if we can connect you with a league team.
The club is also available for rentals. Great for graduation parties, wedding anniversaries, birthday parties, even wedding receptions. Please contact us for more information about rentals.
2016 League Trapshooting application: 2016 League Application Form(1)
League Rules: Handicap Rules – 2015
Check out the Photo Gallery page for some photos of the club and grounds.
Ed Mlynar, Club Mentor. email: edmlynar @ embarqmail.com (320.395.2258)
Sheldon Ehrke, Club President. email: ehrke @ tds.net
Matt Tonn, Club Treasurer. email: mattlt @ embarqmail.com
Club Phone: 320-395-2829. (Only when club is open)
Club Address: 3548 180th Street, Lester Prairie MN. (One mile SW of Lester Prairie on McLeod County Road 1.)