Hancock County Gun Club/Illini West Scholastic Trapshooting Program raffle tickets are now on sale.  Two guns and 18 other prizes.  Call 217-653-6765, for more information and tickets.  Help support these trapshooting kids.

2017 Illini West Scholastic Trap Shooting Program
Trap Team


Kneeling Left to Right: Blake Moore, Branden Blackwell, Trinity Burton, Bryce Hall, Ashton Hunter, Buckley Danielson, Wes Johnson, & Chevonne Shaffer.
2nd Row: Lindsay Sirtak, Baylee Gavillet, Mason Squier, Brady Webster, Luel Palmer, Amanda Spangler, Sam Tod, Brylee Cook, & Margo Russell.
Back Row: Coaches Steve Moore & Leonard Chase, William Sutton, Levi Hocker, Shandler Powelson, Wyatt Johnson, Brandyn Six, Gage Martin, Gage McConnell, Austin Roberts, Coaches Gary Best & Lindy Roberts.
Not pictured: Coaches Tim Tomlinson & Keith Hartweg, Keith Blythe, Tom Hanks, Trace Huston, Cody Marshall, Drew McDowell, Brock Richardson, Kayla Robey, & Carter Willdrick





The goal of the STSP is to provide the opportunity for girls and boys (graduating eighth graders through graduation senior) to gain skills they can utilize and enjoy for a lifetime. The student does not need to own or to have ever even shot a shotgun in order to participate. The sport is available to all students, but especially to those who can not, or do not want to participate in present recognized sports programs. The program will teach safe and responsible gun handling and the responsibility that comes with it. 


Students must learn and practice safe and responsible gun handling. Failure to do so will disqualify them from the program.

Even though grades may not qualify them at first, students will be expected to raise their grades to school qualification standards in order to participate in competitions.

Girls and boys compete as equals.

This sport will accommodate some physically challenged individuals.

Students will not be required to buy or own a shotgun. 


A one time fee of $25.00 will be charged at signup. 
Practices and school competitions will be free to students.


Costs for the program are covered by grants from the National Rifle Association, funding from the Hancock County Gun Club, various fund raisers and private donations.