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Skeet and Sporting Clays

Welcome to the world of skeet and sporting clays, sometimes referred to as “golf with a shotgun.”

The sport consists of a series of natural and built shooting fields that challenge the shooter to hit clay targets or “pigeons,”  thrown at various speeds and trajectories. Scoring is easy – each target equals one point, the shooter with the most points wins.

Illustrations from Clay Shooting Magazine.

Trap

In trap shooting, the clay pigeon fires from a stationary position in front of the shooter, who moves to various positions behind the trap.

5-Stand

5-stand expands on trap shooting by placing 6-8 traps in hidden positions while the shooter moves through the stands.

Skeet

Skeet ranges place the shooter at numbered positions in an arc between two towers. The clay pigeons fly from high and low positions from either the right or left tower, in an angled trajectory.

Sporting Clays

Like hunting in the field, sporting clays mimics upland game movements and shooting in the wild. Shooters move through stations while the clay targets fly from hidden positions throughout the course. 

All types of clay shooting are fun to try and difficult to master. Below are listings for area public shooting facilities.

For more information, visit Clay Targets Online.

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