Did You Know?

In the early 1900s, a number of British shooting schools adopted the use of clay targets to practice for driven-game shoots.

Clay target shooting quickly attracted a large following. The British Open was England’s first sporting clay competition held in 1925.

Sporting Clays were introduced to Americans by Bob Brister in his feature article in Field & Stream magazine in July 1980. On September 27, 1980 the first Sporting Clays shoot was held at Remington's Lordship Gun Club in Connecticut. Ninety shooters participated.

The following spring, at Bob Brister's suggestion, the legendary Chris Cradock from England designed a Sporting Clays venue at Remington Farms, which was used to introduce the sport to Outdoor Writers. In 1982, the oldest continuous Sporting Clays competitive event (The Norbert Buchmayer Society annual Gathering of Friends) began and continues to this day.

In 1985, the United States Sporting Clays Association (USSCA) was formed in Houston, TX. Also in 1985, the Orvis Company sponsored the first U.S. National Sporting Clays Championship, which was held in Houston, Texas and continues to promote the sport via the annual Orvis Cup held at Sandanona Shooting Grounds. In 1989, the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) in San Antonio, Texas, formed the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) to provide governance and promote Sporting Clays.

Today sporting clays is one of the fastest growing sports in America, with more than three million people of all ages participating both competitively and recreationally.

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Sporting Clays & Tournaments

 

 

Sporting Clays were developed to simulate hunting situations. Many quail, pheasant, duck and dove hunters come out to stay tuned up for the hunting seasons, but Sporting Clays can be a fun family or corporate event too!

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Per Person Prices Includes:

Range Guide & Factory Ammo

$12.50 for 25 rounds.
Minimum $75

Loaner Guns are $5 & Ear Protection is $1 (no charge with any Bourbon Lodge Hunting Package)

Bourbon Lodge offers 15 stations over varied terrain including overhead, passing, crossing, simulated duck, goose, and dove shots.

The range can accomodate up to two groups of six for tournaments.

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For Availability Contact: nina@thebourbonlodge.com

314.503.4986