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New Sporting Clays Course to Open at Shooting Complex
New Sporting Clays Course to Open at Shooting Complex

 

A new sporting clays course will open next week at the Clark County Shooting Complex.

Officials will celebrate the opening of the 30-station sporting clays course at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Sporting clays are also known as “golf with guns” since most users travel between shooting stations in golf carts that have been modified with gun racks.

The course will open to the public the next day.

The design was done by Marty Fischer. Unlike sporting clay stations at most other courses, this one will feature three shooting positions at each station for a total of 90. The shooting positions will also be labeled in red, white & blue, indicating degrees of difficulty associated with the position. 

“Sporting clay courses are probably the most sought-after venues around the country, especially among younger people,” Shooting Complex Manager Steve Carmichael said.

Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting that is designed to simulate the unpredictability of shooting live birds, offering numerous target flight presentations with variations in speed, distance, elevation and target size. The County’s sporting clays course covers approximately 75 acres

The sporting clays course will round out amenities already available at the 2,900-acre complex, located at 11357 N. Decatur Blvd., about five miles north of the 215 Beltway.

Hours of operation at all centers are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Equipment rental, ammunition and eye and ear protection are available onsite.

Sporting Clays targets are $32 per 100. A gasoline powered Clays Cart (seats 4) can be rented for a 3-hour period for $25, or all day for $50. Gun rental is available at $20 per day. Ammunition is available at varying prices due to brand, or customers are welcome to bring their own as long as it conforms with standards (i.e., no shot pellet size larger than 7.5 (lead) or 7 (steel) and shell length cannot exceed 2 and ¾ inches.