Sporting Clays

What is sporting clays?

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With its roots coming from England, sporting clays is a shotgun shooting game in which clay pigeons are presented to the gunner in ways that mirror the flight pattern of game birds, or occasionally rabbits, in their natural habitats. The shooting grounds are laid out in stations with each station representing one type of bird or a combination of game; a rabbit and a grouse, for example.

At each station, clay pigeons are thrown as singles or in pairs, five or so pairs to the station. A course consists of several stations, usually five to ten, where 100 birds or more may be presented over the course. Sometimes birds from the same traps may be shot from different positions, so the gunner sees the same target from entirely different angles, which creates entirely new shooting problems. An area presenting pigeons to several stations from a single trap is called a field.

With variations in trap position, trap speed, shooting position, and flight paths of different types of clay pigeons, targets can come through the trees, from under your feet, straight down, over your head, quartering, going away, left to right, right to left, and in any path a real bird might choose. The key words are unpredictable, variable, and sometimes bordering on impossible.

Sporting Clay League

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A 6 week Sporting Clay league will start on Saturday, March 5, 2016. There will be a meeting at 11:00am and shooting will be from 12:00-2:00pm. The league will end on April 9th

There will be 3 man teams if enough people sign up otherwise it will be done Lewis style. 50 rounds per week will be shot. Ammunition is available for purchase at the gun club.

Come join the fun Saturdays at 12:00pm! You do not have to be in the league to shoot.

If you are interested please contact Mike Orthober to sign up at 743-1827 or e-mail him directly at wildwiztax@gmail.com. PLEASE only use this phone number and e-mail to sign up for Sporting Clays. For all other inquiries please e-mail doorcountyrodandgun@dcwis.com. Thank you!

Proppy Fest

Proppy Fest is currently scheduled for April 25th 2015