The range is available first and foremost to the members of the SAU Trap Shooting Team. Should rain delays prevent the university team from participating in a regularly scheduled practice, external reservations may be cancelled the first weather-permitting day to give the university team access to the range.
Only 12-gauge or 20-gauge shotguns and appropriate load munitions may be used at the trap fields.
A pre-authorized AYSSP Certified Coach must be present anytime the range is in operation.
Any AYSSP Certified Coach wishing to become pre-authorized to oversee events at the range should contact SAU at SAUTrapTeam@saumag.edu. Pre-authorization does not create a contract between the certified coach and SAU, and the certified coach is not considered an agent of SAU.
Visitors to the range who are witnessed by any authoritative figure to be engaging in unsafe practices will be made to leave the range and will not be allowed to return until the matter has been addressed by the proper authorities.
Authorized users must complete the range use log and submit as directed to retain usage privileges.
Requests to book the range must be made by completing the facility request form on the trapshooting home page.
Requests for use will put a hold on the range calendar. A hold does NOT constitute approval. Requestors will receive an email notification of approval or denial. Please allow a minimum of 2 working days for this process.
Currently, the range has three trap fields. When making reservations, be aware that unless all three fields are reserved, multiple teams/users may be present on the range.
For team/individual practices, the number of rounds shot should reflect the number of fields reserved. For example, if three fields are reserved, adequate evidence should exist that all three fields were used. Users who abuse this policy may be charged a fee for the third field. This is only fair to allow everyone adequate access to the range.
Should a team/individual reserve a field, not cancel the reservation, and not use the facility during the reserved time, the team/individual may be charged a fee before future reservations can be made (failure to appear for non-weather related issues).
AYSSP members: $3.50 per round
All others: $7.00 per round
(A round is 25 clays)
The range is currently not available to accommodate private events or guests who are not members of an active trap team or shooting sports organization.
The range is available to area teams to host AYSSP tournaments. All fees are assessed and due payable to the tournament organizer. Tournament organizers will be responsible for facility operations and for associated expenses. Please review the AYSSP tournament form below. For more information, contact the trap team at SAUTrapTeam@saumag.edu, or call 870-235-5476.
Group and Corporate Events
Coming soon! During the fall of 2020 the range will be available to host group and corporate events tailored to the request of the event host. Please contact the SAUTrapTeam@saumag.edu for more details.
The Rage operates under the same safety guidelines as the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program. For more information, visit https://www.agfc.com/en/education/first-steps-outdoors/ayssp/.
Youth participants must obtain SCTP insurance to use the range. For more information about this insurance, visit https://sssfonline.org/
Hosting an AYSSP Tournament
$3.50 per round
$100/day to cover range expenses (manager)
Host Team Responsibilities
- Rental of personal hygiene station, including one ADA complaint facility and hand washing station, unless already on premises (pending clubhouse completion).
- Trash detail. Host team responsible for keeping trashcans emptied and hauling all full trash bags to the dumpster located behind Childs Hall on the main SAU campus following an event.
- Pending completion of the clubhouse, host teams are permitted to provide one concession stand to sell food and/or drinks, and are responsible for all aspects of the concession stand.
- Visitors to the range are permitted to bring food and drinks. This information should be provided to attendees prior to arrival.
- Documentation supporting evidence regarding the number of rounds shot during a tournament should be submitted by the host team no later than the first business day following an event. Documentation may include the range use log, copies of score cards, or participating team rosters, including the number of participants in any “big money” event. Host teams will be invoiced by SAU, with payment due upon receipt.
Overflow parking is available, ground permitting, in fields along the entrance of the Laney Farm. The SAU Trap Team will stake out overflow parking prior to an event. To host a successful event at the range, the following protocol is requested:
- Entrance to the range should be staffed near the gate or railroad tracks to direct traffic
- Once the main parking area is full, guests should be instructed to drive to the range, offload equipment, and return to the overflow parking area.
- The overflow parking area should be staffed to assist guests with parking
- Golf carts/side-by-sides or automobiles (plus courtesy drivers) should be provided by the host team to transport guests from overflow parking back to the range. This service should be available throughout the duration of the event when overflow parking is in use.
Please contact the SAU Trap Team at SAUTrapTeam@saumag.edu if you have any questions or requests not specifically addressed above.