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Shotgun Range Info

Trap & Skeet Fees

9:00 AM TO 3:30 PM.


Non-Members $10 per 25 target round.
(Annual & Life Members may use shotgun ranges on other days during daylight hours for no fee, but must supply their own targets)

Non-member guest in attendance with a member $8  *limit of 2 guests.

Ammunition- Steel Shotgun Shells • In Stock
12 gauge and 20 gauge: $14 per box of 25 for Members
12 gauge and 20 gauge: $16 per box of 25 for Non-Members
28 gauge: $15 per box of 25.
410 bore: $30 per box of 25.

TRAP & SKEET FIELDS: 3 Trap Fields and World Class Skeet Field. 

Adjacent to Trap #1 is an area for shotgun training, instruction and hunter education. 
Fire Road: No shooting or operating motor vehicles in the area of the fire road above the skeet field (except for organized club events).

*WCGC Does Provide Shotguns for Rent. Pump Shotgun $10 per day • Beretta A300 Semi Automatic Shotgun (12 or 20 gauge) $20 per day. Rental Shotguns for use at WCGC Shotgun Range only and cannot leave the WCGC Shotgun Premises at any time. All Rental Shotguns must only use Ammo purchased at WCGC.

THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL SHOOTING ON THE EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES. Activities such as work parties are permitted but discharging of all firearms is strictly prohibited. Hours and fees are subject to change throughout the year. Current fees are posted at the range. All events are subject to change due to weather or range conditions. See Calendar for full information.

CLICK BUTTON below to sign and agree to participate in activities at WCGC. Signing this waiver is voluntary. However, use of range or presence on premises is dependent on signature.


Introduction to Shotgun is perfect for the new visitor to Winchester Canyon Gun Club. The core basics of safe shotgun usage are the lifelong building blocks for many other hunting or shooting sports. The ultimate goal of Introduction to Shotgun is to teach the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for using a shotgun safely.

INTRODUCTION TO SHOTGUN LESSON: $60 - Includes: Beretta A300 Semi Automatic Shotgun Rental, One box of Ammunition, and One Round of Trap. 


One of our team of Range Safety Officers will teach you the following:

• Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
• Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamental of Safe Shotgun Operations
• Fundamentals of Shotgun Marksmanship

• Firing the First Shots

All visitors must check in at the WCGC Shotgun Range and sign all necessary waivers. All persons of less than 18 years of age may only take this lesson with a parent or adult guardian. Children under the age of 10 may take lesson at the Range Safety Officer's discretion. 


Private Shotgun Range Use/Lessons are perfect for the person who wants one-on-one uninterrupted Private Range Use/Lesson with one of our instructors. The ultimate goal of a Private Shotgun Lesson is to teach the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for improving your shotgun skills for Trap or Skeet. THIS PRIVATE RANGE USE/LESSON IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON NON PUBLIC DAYS AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

TWO HOUR PRIVATE LESSON: $250 (1 Person) - Includes: Private use of the Range with WCGC Instructor/Range Safety Officer, Beretta A300 Semi Automatic Shotgun (12 or 20 gauge) Rental if necessary, two boxes of ammunition, and two rounds of Trap or Skeet.

TWO HOUR GROUP PRIVATE LESSON: $ 300 (2 People) - $600 (4 People) - $800 (6 People) - $1000 (8 People) - $1200 (10 People) Includes: Private use of the Range with WCGC Instructor/Range Safety Officer, Beretta A300 Semi Automatic Shotgun (12 or 20 gauge) Rental if necessary, two boxes of ammunition per person, and two rounds of Trap or Skeet per person.

To reserve a private lesson, please contact Range Manager at rangemanager@wcgc.org.

All visitors must check in at the WCGC Shotgun Range and sign all necessary waivers. All persons of less than 18 years of age may only take this lesson with a parent or adult guardian. Children under the age of 10 may take lesson at the Range Safety Officer's discretion. 


WCGC Shotgun Sports goes Green! We are proud to now be throwing White Flyer Bios as our primary targets.  These targets contain no harmful materials and will breakdown naturally in 2 years or less. Only non-toxic shot on all of our shotgun fields

TRAP is a shotgun sport in which each shooter will shoot 5 shotgun shells from each of 5 stations. The stations are set in an arc from 16 to 30 yards behind the target launcher which is hidden below ground level in a concrete "trap house." The shooters rotate from from left to right until each shooter has attempted 5 targets from each station.. The object is to break as many targets as possible.

The shots are fired at clay targets which are thrown horizontally approximately 15 feet above ground level by an automated machine at oscillating angles within a 60 degree arc. A "round" of trap consists of 25 shots and takes about 20 minutes for five shooters to complete.

Wobble Trap is a more difficult variation of trap, where the targets vary in both angle and elevation.

In Doubles Trap two targets are launched simultaneously and a round consists of 10 shots from each station for a total of 50 targets. Both regular Trap and Wobble Trap are shot on a daily basis during the regular operating hours of the Club. Doubles Trap is available upon request and the concurrence of the Trapmaster.

SKEET is a shotgun sport originally designed to simulate hunting. Each shooter will fire a total of 25 shells from 8 different positions, known as "STATIONS". The stations are permanently set in a semi-circle and the shooters rotate from one station to the next. The shots are fired at clay targets thrown by automated machines from a stationary "HIGH HOUSE" on the shooters left and a stationary "LOW HOUSE" on the shooters right. The shooter will shoot at single targets approximately 12 feet above ground level from each "HOUSE" and double targets where the targets are thrown at the same time from each HOUSE approximately 20 yards in front of the shooter. The object is to break as many targets as possible for score. A "round" of SKEET consists of 25 shots and takes approximately 30 minutes for a SQUAD of 5 people to complete. Skeet is shot on a daily basis during operating hours of the Club. However, the SKEET field is closed on days when Sporting Clays & 5-Stand is scheduled.

SPORTING CLAYS is a more varied shotgun sport designed to simulate hunting. Each participant shoots up to 10 shells at various style targets from a position known as a "STATION". The targets are thrown at various speeds and angles away from, over and in front of the shooter. Numbered stations are set-up in various natural terrain areas to comprise a "SPORTING CLAYS COURSE". The event is normally 100 targets. But, one can optionally shoot 50 targets in lieu of the full event. The object is to break as targets as possible. SPORTING CLAYS is normally a full day event in order to accommodate as many shooters as possible at a comfortable pace. See the Events Calendar for days when SPORTING CLAYS is scheduled.

5-STAND combines the difficulty and varied targets of SPORTING CLAYS with the compact field layout of trap. 25 targets comprise a "round." 5 targets are attempted at each of 5 stations called "stands." WCGC 5-Stand is usually on the 3rd Sunday on the month. See the Events Calendar for days when 5-Stand Trap is scheduled. 

TRAP LEAGUE is usually held two times a year. One mini Trap League in the Spring and a full Summer Trap League in the summer. Trap League is open to all, Members, Non-members, Youth, Rookie & Lady Shooters Welcome! 50 rounds (25 - 16 yards/25 - handicap). Lewis Class scoring. Prizes awarded to top shooters. See Events Calendar for dates and times.


1. The RANGEMASTER and TRAPMASTER have ABSOLUTE AND FINAL AUTHORITY OVER THE RANGES AND FIELDS, AND MAY EXPEL ANYONE AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION. Safety is our highest priority. Anyone who sees a violation of these Range Rules or any unsafe activity should inform the Rangemaster or Trapmaster immediately. If neither is available, the person seeing the problem has the responsibility and authority to correct the violation as quickly as safety permits. Safety is EVERYONE’s responsibility.

2. All shooters and guests of shooters (members or non-members) MUST sign a waiver prior to any shooting on the ranges. This includes all events. Adult parent/guardian must sign a waiver for all minors that they accompany.  Adult Shooters must be over the age of 21 or over the age of 18 with a valid & unexpired Hunting License. Signed waiver is good for one year. https://wildlife.ca.gov/Hunter-Education

3. Minors under the age of 18 MUST be under the direct control and immediate close supervision of a responsible accompanying adult at all times on any range. IN ADDITION, in order to shoot a handgun at WCGC, a person under 18 MUST be under the direct control of a parent or legal guardian. WCGC employees will NOT act as an accompanying adult.  Adult Shooters must be over the age of 21 or over the age of 18 with a valid & unexpired Hunting License. 

4. Instruction. A certified firearms instructor approved by the Board MUST be present whenever live fire instruction is given at any Club sponsored event.

5. BOTH EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION ARE MANDATORY for anyone on or nearby any Range or firing line.

6. Use only handguns on the Handgun Range, rifles on the Rifle Range, and only shotguns on the Trap and Skeet Fields. Handguns and shotguns are permitted on the 200 yard range IF REQUIRED DURING A BOARD APPROVED EVENT. .22 rimfire rifles are permitted on the handgun range or rifle range. Class III firearms are permitted only for board-approved events such as Law Enforcement training. Firing modern rifles chambered for caliber .50 BMG and larger is prohibited. This prohibition does not apply to handguns, muzzle loading firearms or rifles chambered for one of the early black powder cartridges.

7. Point muzzles in a safe direction. All firing lines must be in one direction only. When not on the firing line, all firearms will be unloaded, with action open and muzzle pointed in a safe direction (usually pointed down on the shotgun fields and up on rifle and handgun ranges). Rifles not in use will be completely unloaded, with actions open and racked or cased. Unused handguns will be completely unloaded, with actions open, and placed on a bench or cased. Leaving the range area with a holstered handgun may be allowed at the discretion of the Rangemaster. At no time will a firearm be loaded except when shooting on the firing line or on command during a match or event. Drawing and firing a handgun from a holster is allowed only if required by the certified instructor or event chair.

8. Targets. It is prohibited to shoot at structures, walls, exploding targets, glass, rocks, hard flat surfaces, or trash. Do NOT place targets where they may cause rounds to "skip" out of the range boundaries. Use only paper targets, posted on properly constructed frames or the range- supplied metal gongs on the handgun range. Board authorized events may feature other targets including, metallic silhouettes, bowling pins and falling steel plates. Only bio-degradable clay targets are allowed on the shotgun fields.

9. Aimed fire only. Poorly aimed rapid fire (Spray and Pray) is prohibited on all ranges at all times.

10. Stay behind the firing line. No one shall go forward of the rifle or handgun bay pads or shotgun shooting stations for any reason while the range is live. The range or field must be closed and the red flag properly posted in front of the firing lines before going downrange.

11. Cease fires. When a cease fire is called, all firearms must be completely unloaded, actions must be opened, rifles must be placed in a rack, and handguns must be placed on a bench or in a case. Handling of firearms is absolutely forbidden for any reason whenever anyone is forward of the firing line.

12. Use of the club by members: The club is closed to all shooting on the equinoxes, solstices, and board-approved Native American ceremonial days. Use of the ranges by members and their guest(s) is allowed on all other days from sunrise to sunset. Members must be present with their guest(s). Lending WCGC membership cards or gate combinations is prohibited. Gates shall be kept locked except when the ranges are open to the general public. Only Board authorized personnel may open containers, or club buildings.

13. Use of the 200 yard range is restricted. During public hours of operation, access to the 200 yard range is limited to board authorized events and under control of the Rangemaster with coordination of the event chair. Individual shooters may be allowed to use the 200 yard range at the sole discretion of the Rangemaster.  See full WCGC 200 Yard Range Protocols HERE.

14. Clean-up. Leave the range in better condition than you found it. Clean up brass, empty shells, and targets. Put unfired or DUD rounds in the appropriate containers or take them with you. Do NOT put them in the regular trash.

15. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE CONSUMED ON THE FIRING LINE. Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted on any firing line. ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON THE RIFLE AND HANDGUN RANGES. 

16. Respect those around you! Keep ALL pets on a leash or contained at all times. Pets are NOT allowed on any firing line or shotgun station at any time. Behavior that disturbs or distracts others is dangerous and prohibited. Follow the RULES specific to any range, field or event. Comply immediately with direction from the Rangemasters, Trapmasters or event chairs. Your life and the safety and lives of those around you depend on it.

Winchester Canyon Gun Club

6620 West Camino Cielo, 
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 
(do not send mail to this address)

Map & Directions HERE

Ranges Open to the Public
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sundays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesdays (Shotgun only) 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Ranges Open to Members
Seven days a week - Sunrise to Sunset


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