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1140 Butcher Rd
Fenton, MI 48430-1232
(810) 629-7964

   Serving Genesse/Oakland/Livingston County Sportsmen

Sporting Clays

Sporting Clays is the closest thing to actual field shooting of all shotgun sports. The sport dates back to England in the early 1900s when trap shooting used live pigeons. With the introduction of clay targets, the sport began to take on the popular form known today. But rather than using standardized distances, target angles and target sizes, sporting clays courses are designed to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheasants and even rabbits. Sporting Clays give the participant the experience of actual hunting conditions which strengthen hunting and gun safety skills and extend "hunting" seasons, so you can see why the sport is so popular with hunters. When you take up sporting clays and join, you are in for many years of enjoyment. Sporting clays shooters are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet...which we think is the best service the sport provides. An Sporting clays shooter is sure to find the fun, friendship, and a family of sporting clays shooters wherever their travels may lead. Shooters who wish to compete can enter sporting clays tournaments and be competitive immediately.

Clay Target Presentation:

Targets are presented to the shooter as Pairs Call for Target�The target must be launched immediately or with a delay of up to three (3) seconds. Shotgun Mount and Position�The shooter may start with a low gun or a pre-mounted gun when calling for the target. Only two shots are allowed. Pairs may be presented as report, following or simultaneous.

Report Pair�Two sequential targets where the second target is launched at the sound of the gun firing at the first target. Targets may be launched from one or more traps.

Following Pair�Two sequential targets where the second target is launched at the official's discretion after the first target. Targets may be launched from one or more traps.

Simultaneous Pair�Two targets launched simultaneously. Targets may be launched from one or more traps.

Equipment Requirements:

Shotguns of 12 gauge or smaller, in safe working order, and capable of firing two shots are to be used in attempting all targets. No more than two (2) shells may be loaded in the gun at one time. At no time may two different gauges be used in the same shotgun at the same time. (i.e. Use of a tube set with a 20 ga. in the top barrel and a 28 ga. in the bottom barrel). Shotguns fitted for multiple barrels (of various chokes and/or lengths) are permitted. The shooter is allowed to change barrels only between stations. Shotguns with interchangeable or adjustable chokes are permitted at the shooter's discretion. The first shooter on a station may view target, then change chokes prior to shooting any targets. Only then chokes may be changed Shooters may enter the course with various guns and attempt targets at various stations with different guns, or the gun of another competitor. Guns may be changed only between stations except in the case of a malfunction. or adjusted between stations.

At least 25 rounds of Shot shell ammunition including reloads may be used. Maximum loads for any gauge event may not exceed: Gauge - Ounce Lead 12 - 1 1/8, 20 - 7/8, 28 - 3/4, 410 (2 1/2" Maximum) - 1/2. No shot, other than steel, smaller than U.S. No. 9 (diameter 0.08) or larger than U.S. No. 7-1/2 (diameter 0.095) shall be used in any load. No steel shot smaller than U.S. No. 9 (a nominal diameter 0.080") or larger than U.S. No. 6 (a nominal diameter 0.110") shall be used in any load. Shot shall be normal production spherical shot. Plated shot is permitted.

A bucket or tray for your reloads and empty cartridge cases and eye and ear protection

Red Key After Hours shooting:

the Sporting Clays Course will be open starting Weds. April 9, 2014 for the after hours use,( Red Key). The current price for Red Key targets are $130.00 for 665 targets or $260.00 for 1350 targets. Don't forget to sign in and out at the mail box to the left of the front door to the clays house. If you do not have a Red Key ( to shoot sporting Clays) and want one, there is a small Range Orientation (differant than the indoor and outdoor ranges) before we will sell you the Key. The course will still be open to the public on Sat. & Sun. from 10:am to 3:00pm as normal. If you have any questions Call the Clay Range Manager

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