Each discipline is run by a club specifically focused on that particular discipline. They collect their own match fees and buy their own equipment, materials and any props they might use. No Weld County Fish and Wildlife membership dues are used by the disciplines.
All shotgun ranges are only open when a Range Officer is present and the event is listed on the Event Calendar.
Sporting clays is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate a variety of field-shooting situations. On a sporting clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of game birds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.
Courses are laid out in natural surroundings and typically include five or more shooting stations. Like golf, shooters move from one station to the next to complete the course. At any station, targets may be thrown as singles, simultaneous pairs, following pairs (one target right after the other) or report pairs (the second target launched at the sound of the gun being fired at the first). To further challenge shooters, target size may vary from the standard trap/skeet clay bird to the smaller "midi" and "mini" targets, or a flat disc-shaped "battue" target. There are also "rabbit" targets, special clay disks that are thrown on edge to roll and skitter unpredictably across the ground.
Sporting clays allows for either a pre-mounted or low gun approach, and a full round consists of 100 targets, with several targets normally thrown at each station. Find out more about sporting clays from the National Sporting Clays Association. The Scholastic Clay Target Program provides competition opportunities for young sporting clays shooters.
Visit our Events Calendar for scheduled events. We ask that anyone planning to shoot be on the course to sign-up within one hour of the start time.
Course Fees (100 Clays): Member: $25, Non-Member: $30
Sporting Clays Contacts:
Sporting Clays Range Officers
Erik Wagg Ewagg5014@gmail.com 970-351-7646
Judson Knowles email@example.com 970-232-4308
Dennis Miller firstname.lastname@example.org 970-356-2420
Joe McHugh email@example.com 970-481-8676
Bruce Avery firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 660-8988 Home (970) 313-7675 cell
Ric Schug email@example.com 970-225-8007
Marla Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org 970-222-4097
Virgil Hawkins email@example.com 970-218-1421
Brad Prough firstname.lastname@example.org 720-971-1579
Larry Strope email@example.com 970-231-3838