I live near SGL 203, and found out I can not shoot shotgun for patterning for turkey or throw clays for practice for dove season. Do other ppl join clubs, the PGC website lists SGL 176, 300 and 205 for shotgun, any information is helpful.
Dad and I belong to a sportsman club in Westfield , Pa . they allow you to pattern your shotguns , but you can`t hang targets on the backstop, you must bring a cardboard box to use to pattern shotguns. backstops can be used for rifles. not sure about throwing clays, but guess each club is different on range rules. best thing is to check your local clubs and see what they tell you or a place to go to do your patterning. good luck.
Ambridge Sportmans is 10 miles from 203 and is currently accepting new members. You can pattern your shotgun at the rifle range, there is a hand thrower that you can use, we also shoot trap on Friday evenings, we then shoot both skeet and trap late Sunday afternoons, both sessions for trap and skeet are open to non-members. Come on down and check it out.
In trap you stand 16 yards behind the thrower. Birds fly away at various angles. You shoot from 5 positions. In skeet there are 2 bird throwers., one high, one low. You shoot from 8 positions at birds at various angles, across, away and toward. Skeet is more fun.