Sporting clays is an exciting clay target game designed to simulate field shooting.
On our three Sporting Clays courses, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of gamebirds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.
Sporting clays differs from trap and skeet, and is believed to be more difficult.
Our sporting clays courses are laid out in natural surroundings and include 10, 12, or 16 shooting "stations" ranging from beginner to expert level difficulty, with shooters moving from one station to the next to complete the course.
American Trap uses a single trap machine which is enclosed within a traphouse, downrange from the shooters' shooting positions.
The house provides protection of the machine (e.g. from weather and errant shots) and also acts to obscure the machine's oscillating throwing position.
Our trap field is voice activated, which causes the trap machine to throw it's targets after the shooter calls for their bird(s), but also has a remote for manual throwing options.
Our skeet field has eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the stations are arranged in a half moon between the two trap houses, and one station is directly between them.
The high house, on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it travels to the center of the field.
The low house target, on the right side, leaves the trap house just 3-1/2 feet from the ground. It also rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it reaches the center of the field.
A round of skeet consists of 25 targets, with 17 shot as singles and 8 as doubles.
Skeet is shot in squads of up to five shooters. They move from station to station around the half moon, ending up in the center, at the end of the round.
5-Stand is very similar to Sporting Clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown.
No two 5-stands are exactly alike. There are 5 "stands" or stations to shoot from.
There are usually somewhere between 6 and 8 traps that throw targets. Participants shoot in turn at each of the 5-stands and various combinations of targets are thrown from the traps.
Usually there is a menu card that will advise the shooter of the sequence of targets.
5-Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking.