Wilmington Trapshooting Association
"trapshooting in Delaware since 1910"
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        President - Allan P. Brown - 302-368-5334
        Vice President - Kenneth A. Petonke
        Vice President - David Reynolds
        Secretary / Treasurer - Steven E. Hastings

 Mailing Address: PO Box 9203, Newark, DE 19714

 Location of Facilities: 2834 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE 19702

 Club Telephone Number: (302) 834-9320

 Facilities: 14 Trap Fields and 2 Skeet Fields

A Brief History of the WTA - Steven E. Hastings, Secretary / Treasurer 

The Wilmington Trapshooting Association (WTA) traces its roots to the duPont Gun Club; organized in November 1910 with the duPont Company as it financial backer.  This Club existed and sponsored shoots until it disbanded in October of 1915. Many of the same shooters incorporated a new shooting club, WTA, the following year, 1916. This was a “share holder” club with Alfred I. and William DuPont as large share holders. This version of WTA ceased to exist in 1971 when the “share holder” club was voted out of existence and replaced with a “membership” organization. At the same time, the “new” WTA was merged with the Frenchtown Sportsmen’s Association, a separate trapshooting corporation formed to buy and hold property in Glasgow, DE – the grounds of WTA today. WTA was deemed to be the “surviving “ entity of the merger. The original 29 acres of ATA’s home grounds was purchased in 1959. The property today exceeds 40 acres and offers 14 trap fields and the Biggs’ Skeet Fields.  Millions of trap and skeet targets have been thrown on these grounds over the last 50 years.

Rules, Policies and Forms

Range Safety Rules (Source: National Rifle Association)

Policies for Groups Using WTA Facilities - signature required.    

Liability Release Form - Firearms - signature required.   

Liability Release Form - Facilities - signature required.   

Any form that requires a signature can be down loaded (Adobe Reader is required), printed, signed and returned
to an Officer of WTA or mailed to WTA's address above.
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