History of Sporting Clays
Sporting Clays originated in England and was created to provide a recreational activity for hunters and people who like the outdoors.
It's for people who don't like regimented, highly structured games. Each station is in a different setting and has a variety of target
presentations. This keeps the sport not only interesting but also challenging.
To be a good shot doesn't take a lot of physical ability, but it does require concentration on each shot. As in golf, stance and a
smooth swing are important. Another similarity is that in order to get a shot, you have to keep your head down. Sporting Clay courses
like golf courses are all distinctly individual. You can practice your long and short game.
Sporting Clays Guns
Typically 12 gauge or 20 gauge shotguns are used, but 16ga, 28ga, or 410ga shotguns are welcome. We generally recommend semi-automatics
and over/under shotguns. We also recommend open chokes, usually Improved Cylinder or Skeet.
Sporting Clays is a safe shotgun sport
It's only similarity to skeet or trap shooting is that you use a shotgun to shoot clay targets. On a sporting clays course, you move from
station to station. At each station, clay targets are thrown in pairs, usually 4-6 targets per station.
A typical round of sporting clays consists of a total of 100 targets. Each presentation differs from the others to keep it interesting,
exciting and challenging. There are variations in trap position, speed, shooting position, size of the targets. The flight paths of
different sizes of clay targets can include targets that come through the trees, from under your feet, straight up, over your head, quartering,
and going away, left to right, right to left and over the water.
Our course is designed for both beginners and experts to enjoy.
What to Wear?
Bring your glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses. A bag or vest is good to wear to hold all your shells.
Closed toe shoes are also recommend because the course is along wooded trails.