North Jersey Clay Target Club
Club and Membership Information
   

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

DATE
02-10-18
02-11-18
02-17-18
02-18-18
02-19-18
03-03-18
03-04-18
03-10-18
03-11-18
03-17-18
03-18-18
04-01-18
04-29-18
05-05-18
06-24-18
07-08-18
08-19-18
09-21-18
10-14-18
11-11-18
12-02-18
EVENT
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
President's Day (weather permitting)
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
Registered Clays
NJ State Warm Up
Satellite Southern Zone
Stars & Stripes Shoot
Nora Ross trap clinic
North Jersey Memorial Shoot
NJ Northern Zone Shoot
North Jersey Club Championship
Turkey Shoot
Wine Shoot

SHOOTING ETIQUETTE
  • Buckets are provided at each station for spent shells - PLEASE USE THEM
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  • Buckets are for hulls only - no empty boxes (large garbage cans are provided next to the shelters)
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  • Many of our members are reloaders and gather hulls from the buckets so please do not use the buckets as spittoons!!
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  • When moving from Station 5 to Station 1 turn away from the mike in a clockwise direction - this helps avoid collisions with the person moving from Station 4
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  • No talking on the line as this wastes birds. The microphones can't tell the difference between your conversational talking and you calling "PULL". If the mic picks up a voice it will throw a bird.
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MANAGEMENT


President
Craig Gasparine

Vice President
Franco DiPaolo

Treasurer
John Zultanky

Secretary
Bruce Osgood
RANGE MANAGERS
Range Managers are the last word on anything shooting related.
If you have a question, these are the folks to see. If you see something on the field that doesn't look right, see a Range Manager. If you see an unsafe condition, such as a shooter walking with a closed action, politely ask the person to correct the condition. If that doesn't work do not hesitate to involve a Range Manager, that's what they are here for. Our Range Managers are professionals who keep the club running safely and like a finely tuned machine.


Andy

Dennis

Joe

Vincent
TRUSTEES
Antonio Almeida Rich Englehardt John Fuller
Christine Gasparine Paul Grundling Ray Hendrixson
Mickey Rufino Thomas Zaconie   
CLUB INFORMATION

  WE TAKE SAFETY VERY SERIOUSLY AND RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED!  
Safety rules are posted at each trap field as well in several places inside the clubhouse. Read them, understand them and practice them at all times. Eye and ear protection are NOT optional, you MUST wear both every time you walk out to the line.

  • When you first arrive at the club you MUST see the Ranger Manager before going on the line to shoot.

  • Keep the action of your gun OPEN and UNLOADED AT ALL TIMES while moving from post to post and from field to field.

  • Keep your gun pointed downrange at all times when you are on the line

  • NEVER move from post to post with a shell in your gun, even a spent shell is illegal.

  • NO high brass hunting shells

  • No pellet size larger than 7.5 (7-1/2) or smaller than 9 are allowed

  • Maximum velocity varies by weight of the load:
    »  1290 FPS for a 1-1/8oz. load
    »  1325 FPS for a 1oz load
    »  1350 FPS for a 7/8oz load

  • ONE SHELL in the gun at all times unless you are shooting Doubles or Wobbles and then only TWO shells are allowed


INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITIES

We have four ATA trap fields (fields 1 through 4) and one practice field (Field 5). ATA fields are voice activated or can be controlled manually. The practice field is manually controlled at all times. The ATA fields are all capable of throwing doubles and two of them can throw "wobbles".
 
We have a very comfortable clubhouse that has a large meeting area with tables and chairs, vending machines for drinks and snacks. The Clubhouse is air conditioned in the warmer months and we have a great wood burning stove that keeps us toasty warm in the colder months. We have two rest rooms and a Range Manager's control desk. We have a large parking lot and handicap parking spaces.


MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION & APPLICATION

COST OF TARGETS

Members pay $5 for 25 targets. A $20 bill will buy you 100 targets (4 rounds). Members have an electronic card that targets can be loaded to. This card is used in conjunction with the card readers at each field (see next section on how to use the card readers). Members may purchase up to 2,000 targets at a time. Your card is the only record of how many targets you have so please take care not to lose it. LOST CARD = LOST TARGETS!

Non-Members pay $8 per 25 targets and may purchase up to a maximum of 200 targets at a time. There is a $5 deposit on the card which will be refunded at the end of the of your shooting when you return the card to the Range Manager.


USING THE CARD READER
  1. When a squad is ready to begin a round each shooter holds his/her card up to the reader and presses the number 1. You will notice that the number of targets on your card is reduced by 25 while the number of targets to be thrown in the round is increased by 25.

  2. Each shooter repeats this process until all shooters (maximum of 5) are entered.

  3. The last person to swipe in removes his/her card after pressing 1 and then with the card NOT in front of the reader presses 1 a second time. You will now see the number of shooters and the number of targets that will be thrown. The last step is to activate the microphones. If after pressing 1 the second time someone wants to join the squad (and there are 4 or less shooters) they simply swipe their card and then press the number 1 and press number 1 a second time (after taking their card down).

  4. Usually the squad leader, the person who is in Position 1, presses the YELLOW button on the remote that is usually found on the score keepers chair. Pressing the yellow button turns on the microphones.
You can check how many targets remain on your card by simply holding the card up to any of the four readers. When you put your card up to the reader it will display the number or remaining targets. Please note: while a squad is shooting do not check how many targets remain on your card as this will interupt the play of the active squad. Wait until the current round of shooting is over and then check your target count.


SPECIAL EVENTS

REGISTERED CLAYS
If you are a member of the ATA you can shoot registered clays at the club on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday and Sunday of each month.
NJ STATE WARM-UP
This is a one day event (Sunday April 29, 2018) held at our club to get shooters warmed up for the New Jersey State Shoot. This is a 200 target event. You will shoot 100 16-yard targets and 100 Handicap targets. Entries open at 9:00 AM and close at 11:30. Fee is $20 per 100 targets. Registration is optional.
2018 SOUTHERN ZONE
SATELLITE
This is a two day event (Saturday & Sunday May 5 & 6 2018). This can be shot at our club for ATA members in the northern part of the state. The club is closed to the public these days. Only ATA members can shoot on these days.
   Saturday:
  • Event 4: Zone 16-Yard Championship. 200 targets
   Sunday:
  • Event 5: Zone Handicap Championship. 100 targets (18-27 yards)
  • Event 6: Zone Doubles Championship. 50 Pair
STARS & STRIPES SHOOT
This is a one day club event (Sunday June 24, 2018). Prizes for Champion and Runner Up as well as Class Winners & Runner Up in AA, A, B, C and D. This is a 100 target event. Entries open at 9:00 AM and close at 11:30. Fee is $25 per 100 targets. Lunch is available.

NORA ROSS TRAP CLINIC


Due to overwhelming demand a SECOND two day session has been added.
 

Demand for Nora's clinic has exceeded our estimates so we are opening a SECOND 2 day clinic. The dates for the SECOND clinic are Tuesday July 10th and Wednesday July 11th. All other details are exactly the same as the first session. Please see the next section for complete details on both of these clinics.
 


 
These are each TWO day club events. The dates of the first 2 day clinic are Sunday & Monday July 8 & 9, 2018. The dates of the second 2 day clinic are Tuesday & Wednesday July 10 & 11, 2018). Each 2 day clinic is limited to a MAXIMUM of 10 students. Nora is a very accomplished one eyed trap shooter and her clinics are geared to one eyed shooters. Read more about her at her website. The first day will be singles shooting and the second day is doubles shooting in the morning and handicap in the afternoon. The program will begin each day at 9:00 AM and will usually finish between 5:00 and 6:00 PM. The second day finishes earlier than the first. Several times during the day, each shooter will be videotaped. It will be played back to them so that the shooter will have an opportunity to watch and analyze their shooting styles.
 
The cost of the clinic is $350 for BOTH days or $250 if you want to only attend one day. Each student will shoot approximately 8 rounds per day. The fee for the targets will be paid to the club. Checks made out to Nora Ross should be sent to:
 
     Miles Manning
     367 17th Street
     Brooklyn, NY 11215
 
The club contact for this event is Miles Manning 646-644-4343 email: milesdmanning@gmail.com and you should contact him with any questions you might have.
 
At this time the Sunday/Monday clinic is full.
If you would like to sign up for the Tuesday/Wednesday clinic please contact Miles ASAP.
People will be enrolled in the order they sign up so don't delay.

NORTH JERSEY MEMORIAL SHOOT
This is a one day club event (Sunday August 19, 2018). This is a 200 target event with 100 16-Yard targets and 100 Handicap targets. Entries open at 9:00 AM and close at 11:30. Prizes are awarded for Champion and Runner Up on 200 targets. Class Winners and Runner-Up in AA, A, B, C, and D. $25 per 100 targets. Lunch is available.
NJ NORTHERN ZONE SHOOT
This is a 3 day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 21, 22, 23, 2018) ATA event shot at our club. You must be a member of the ATA to shoot. Lunch is available. Vendors will be on hand with great stuff for sale.
   Friday (Preliminary Day):
  • Event 1: 100 16-Yard targets
  • Event 2: 100 Handicap targets (18-27 yards)
  • Event 3: 50 pair of Double targets
   Saturday:
  • Event 4: ZONE 16-Yard Championship. 200 targets
  • Event 5: ZONE Handicap Championship. 100 targets (18-27 yards)
   Sunday:
  • Event 6: ZONE Doubles Championship. 50 pair of targets
  • Event 7: ZONE High All Around (16-Yard, Handicap & Doubles) 400 Targets
  • Event 8: ZONE High Over-All 700 Targets
NORTH JERSEY CLUB
CHAMPIONSHIP
This is a one day event (Sunday October 14, 2018) shot at our club. Included in the days events is the 9th annual Jacoby Memorial Singles. Entries open at 9:00 AM and close at 11:30. This is a 200 target event with 100 16-Yard targets and 100 Handicap targets. These scores can be registered if you wish. Prizes will be awarded for Singles Champion and Runner-Up on 200 targets. Class winners and Runner-Up in AA, A, B, C, and D. Handicap prizes are Champion through 8 places. Club Champion & Runner-Up based on combined score on 200 targets and you must be a club members for these two prizes. $30 per 100 targets. Lunch is available.
TURKEY SHOOT
This is a one day event (Sunday November 11, 2018) shot at our club. Shooters will shoot at 100 16-Yard targets. On their last round of 25 a WHITE target will be loaded randomly in the trap house. When the WHITE target is thrown if the shooter hits the target he/she wins a gift certificate for a free turkey at a local grocery store. If the shooter misses the white target the next shooter to break their target will win the gift certificate. This is a fun event that draws a nice crowd each year.
Just to be clear, we don't shoot at real turkeys!
WINE SHOOT

This is a one day event (Sunday December 2, 2018) shot at our club. Shooters will shoot at 100 16-Yard targets. On their last round of 25 a WHITE target will be loaded randomly in the trap house. When the WHITE target is thrown if the shooter hits the target he/she wins a bottle of wine. If the shooter misses the white target the next shooter to break their target will win the bottle of wine.
 
This is a photo of one of the baskets that was won at last year's event.
 
No wine bottles are hurt during this event! This is a fun event that also draws a nice crowd each year.
 
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MEMBERSHIP FEE SCHEDULE FOR NEW MEMBERS

Month Dues Initiation Tax TOTAL
January $150.00 $50.00 $13.25 $213.25
February $137.50 $50.00 $12.42 $196.92
March $125.00 $50.00 $11.59 $186.59
April $112.50 $50.00 $10.77 $173.27
May $100.00 $50.00 $9.93 $159.93
June $87.59 $50.00 $9.11 $146.61
July $75.00 $50.00 $8.28 $133.28
August $62.50 $50.00 $7.45 $119.95
September $50.00 $50.00 $6.62 $106.63
October $37.50 $50.00 $5.80 $93.90
November $25.00 $50.00 $4.97 $79.97
December $12.50 $50.00 $4.14 $66.40
The matrix shown to the left is to help NEW members calculate what their first years dues will be.
 
We prorate the dues by the month you first join the club. Please note:
  • The initiation fee is $50 regardless of the month you join as the amount of administrative work is the same.
  • Tax is calculated at the NJ State rate of 6.625% for calendar year 2018.

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    Here is an example for a new member joining in the month of March:
  • Dues equal $150/12 months times the number of remaining months which is 9. Dues = $125
  • Initiation Fee is $50 regardless of the month you join. Initiation = $50
  • Taxes are 6.625% of Dues + Initiation Fee ($125 +$50 = $175). Tax = $11.59
  • Total amount due for a new member joining in March would be
    $125 + $50 + $11.59 = $186.59

 
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