Folsom Shotgun League
The Folsom Shotgun League is home at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center's (SVSC) shotgun range and is affiliated with the Folsom Shooting Club that owns and operates the SVSC. The Folsom Shotgun League is a recreational shotgun league operated by its members with the intent of having a safe, organized and enjoyable trap, skeet and five-stand shooting experience. New comers and beginners are always welcome and fancy shotguns are not necessary.
Typically the league operates three 11 week sessions each year: spring, summer, and fall. Most sessions include 100 trap targets, 100 skeet targets, and 100 five-stand targets. We shoot two rounds (50 targets) on each scheduled Saturday shooting date. Occasionally we have performed some shooting on Sundays because of range congestion that has occurred on some Saturdays.
An 11 week session schedule includes open dates for makeup and shoot-ahead shooting to accommodate absences. We also include optional shoot-away dates in our session schedules where squads meet at another club to shoot some other shotgun sport. Sporting Clays is the popular shoot-away activity. We generally have a project date where we perform a range improvement project and on the last day of each of our three league sessions we have a pot-luck lunch. In the months between the fall and spring sessions (November to February), we commonly conduct three one-day fun shoots celebrating Thanksgiving, the Holiday Season, and the New Year. Most of the fun shoots have been for fun, but with cash prizes. Our fun shoots are optional and with separate fees.
The league session fee covers the cost of the targets at the same rate as the posted SVSC rates. Thus, SVSC members pay $60 for a 300 target session and non-members pay $84. We charge no additional fee for participation in our league except that the shoot-away and one-day fun shoots are at extra cost, and they are optional activities. Participants must provide all shooting equipment, include a shotgun(s), ammunition, shooting vest or shell pouch, eye and ear protection.
A registration period for each of our league sessions is announced in the SVSC newsletter and Forum, and is posted at the SVSC Shotgun Range Office. After the registration period is closed, squad assignments are made and a schedule is developed. Registration and fee payment is conducted at the SVSC Shotgun Range Office. All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during league activities.
The Folsom Shotgun League has a governing committee of five members that consult on the schedule, squad assignments, rules, and general operation of the league. We do maintain a shooting score record but that is for information only. We don't compete for trophies or awards. Photographs of some of our league shooting and activities are available under Pictures at the SVSC website.
To contact the league, ask about us at the SVSC Shotgun Range office or call the League Committee Chairperson at 916-960-8969.