SUMMER (JUNE - SEPT)
SPORTING CLAY SHOOTING
Sporting clay shooting is a form of clay pigeon shooting. Described as “golf with a shotgun,” the sport differs from trap and skeet shooting in that:
It is often considered to be more difficult than trap or skeet.
It involves shooting clay targets at multiple locations (called stations).
Unlike trap and skeet, sporting clay targets are thrown from clay throwing machines in a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, and distances.
Our skeet range has eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the eight stations are arranged in a half-moon between the two trap houses, and the eighth station is positioned directly between them. The high house, located on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target travels to the center of the field and rises to a height of 15 feet. The low house, on the right side, throws its targets from only 3½ feet but they also rise to 15 feet by the time they reach the center of the field. Each skeet round contains 25 targets.
Our multi-target section contains eight traps and is operated as a “flurry” station. You'll shoot from an elevated platform, and up to four shooters may participate at a time. Clays will be thrown at random from the various traps. In the initial launch, four to six clays will be launched at once. After the initial flurry, clays will be launched as singles, then as doubles until the end of the round. Each round contains 32 targets. If the flurry seems a little overwhelming, you can also operate the multi-target section as a five-stand, selecting to launch one target at a time.
OLYMPIC BUNKER TRAP
The Olympic bunker is built into the ground and located towards the east side of the range. This setup allows for increased sound absorption and conforms to specifications and rules for international competitions.
From one of five stands, a shooter aims at targets presented by three pre-programmed throwers (left, right and center) and moves to the next station when finished. There are fifteen total throwers.