Sporting Clays

1st Sunday January through December (year-round)

Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting. Described as “golf with a shotgun”, the sport differs from trap and skeet shooting in that:

1.It is more difficult than trap or skeet.

2.It involves shooting clay targets while positioned at multiple locations (called stations).

3.Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays targets are thrown in a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations and distances.

The original idea behind sporting clays was to create an experience that more closely reflects actual hunting conditions. Whereas top-tier trap and skeet professionals may have hit ratings nearing 100%, the best sporting clay shooters hit their targets only about 93% to 95% of the time.

The Sporting Clays shooters gather at the range before 9:00AM to move the trailer into position and setup the throwers.  Plan on getting there early and/or staying late to help.  The Discipline Director will tell you what is to be done.

Two sets of 50 are offered.  You may choose to shoot one or both sets.  At this writing, the price is $8 for one set or $15 for both sets.

Do not load your shotgun until it’s your turn and you are at the proper station.  There are 24 stations; one shooter and two rounds at a time.