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Ask about our Introduction to Sporting Clays Package for new shooters! Package includes: gun rental, 2 boxes of ammo (50 rounds), ear & eye protection, 50 targets and 45 minutes of shooting instruction. Just $90 per person! For gift certificates, call us at 845 255 7460.

stacks_image_96Activity & Price:

Annual Membership: $250 (100 free targets included)
Military-Veterans-Seniors:  $225 (100 free targets included)
Family Membership:  $325 (Immediate family only and children up to 18 yrs old. 200 targets included.)
Annual Memberships starts January 1st and expires December 31st. After June 1st, Membership is 1/2 price with no free targets. Member Appreciation Day- 100 Free Targets and Free Lunch. Date to be announced. (Advanced sign up necessary)

Member Targets: $.45 per target
Golf Cart Rental: $20.00
Gun Rental: $15.00

Non-Member Targets: $.60 per target
Golf Cart Rental: $30
Gun Rental: $20

Group Rates Price on Request
Corporate and Benefit Events Price on Request

Private Instructions available by appointment only at $65 per hour.  Add $10 per hour per additional person.
12ga & 20 ga ammunition:  $8.50 per box.  Case of 10 boxes: $79 per case.

Hours of Operation:

MondayWednesdayFriday, Saturday, and Sunday  8-5pm.
Thursday 8-7pm.  Must be on the course by 5:30.  Closed Tuesday.
Please arrive at range one hour prior to closing time to allow ample time for shooting. As daylight allows we will remain open for shooting, please call us if you will be arriving at the range less than one hour before closing as we will do our absolute best to accommodate our customers. In the event of inclement weather, please call ahead.

If you are interested in hosting a corporate event or a charitable fundraiser, we can accommodate groups up to 400 in our clubhouse and under our pavilion. Catering options are available.

About:

Sporting Clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting over a course of 10-15 shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. Unlike trap and skeet (games of repeatable targets), sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. The original idea was to replicate hunting conditions. The sport has more variety than trap and skeet.

Five Stand is very similar to Sporting Clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown. There are five “stands” or stations to shoot from in a row. 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. Five Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking.

FITASC is an acronym standing for the French words: Federation Internationale de Tir Aux Sportives de Chasse. It involves strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps) set to simulate live game birds/animals- teal, rabbits, pheasant etc. Shooters on each layout or “parcour”, shoot in turn at various combinations of single and double clay birds. Each station or “peg” on a parcour will have a menu card that lets the shooter know the sequence of clay birds he or she will be shooting at (i.e. which trap the clay bird will be coming from). On arriving at the stand, the squad is shown the targets they will shoot. On single targets, full use of the gun is allowed and a kill is recorded whether the first or second shot breaks the target. For the doubles, there is no requirement to fire one shot at each target and a competitor may fire both barrels at one of the targets if they wish. There is no penalty for doing so and the target will be scored if broken with either shot.

Skeet was invented by Charles Davies, an avid grouse hunter, in 1915 as a sport called Clock Shooting. In the February 1926 issue of National Sportsman and Hunting and Fishing magazines the sport was introduced and a prize of 100 dollars was offered to anyone who could come up with a name for the new sport. The winning entry was “skeet” chosen by Gertrude Hurlbutt. The word “skeet” is derived from the Scandinavian word for “shoot”. During World War II, Skeet was used in the American military to teach gunners the principle of leading and timing on flying target. Skeet is a recreational and competitive activity where participants attempt to break clay disks flung into the air at high speed from a variety of angles.