Guns are to be broken or breeches open until you have stepped into the shooting cage.
When carrying an over/under over your shoulder put the barrel down your chest and the stock over your shoulder, not the opposite.
Guns may not be loaded until the shooter is in the shooting cage, with the barrel extended over the front rail.
Always keep your gun pointed down range in a safe direction.
Load only 2 shells at a time. Do not move from station to station with a shell in any part of the gun.
If there is a gun malfunction deal with it in the shooting cage with the gun pointed downrange.
No smoking on the course.
Only 1 person may shoot at a time.
No back-up shooting.
Each squad or group may preview 1 set of targets at each station.
No shooting at live birds (or other animals) while on the course.
2 targets are hit by a single shot, both are considered broken.
To “break” a target, a visible piece must be broken from the target.
A shooter may shoot at a broken target, but in so doing, is accepting it as a legal target.
In the event a target is thrown broken during the sequence, the entire sequence must be shot over. If it’s the second bird that comes out broken; the first target is “established” as it was shot (either lost or dead). If the pair is thrown as a “true” pair (both birds flying at the same time), nothing is established.
If the shooter experiences a malfunction for any reason, the target or sequence is considered lost. In tournament (NSCA) play, each shooter has 3 total malfunctions before he/she loses targets.
In the event of a misfire or weak report, always check your barrel for obstructions.
Eye and ear protection should be used by all shooters and spectators at all times.
No children are allowed on the course unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
Always stay clear of target windows and trap machines.
Shot size is limited to 7-1/2, 8 or 9.
Be courteous and observant of others on the range and show your sportsmanship at all times.
Exercise due caution in picking up fired cases. Retrieve only your own as others may want theirs also.