Participation in this free event is limited to the first 25 people ages 18 or older who register online. Register before attending: http://bit.ly/sporting_clays
This Advanced Sporting Clays Clinic is a challenging clay target shoot designed to simulate field shooting on a sporting clays course. Shooters will attend an advanced instruction portion before being presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of gamebirds such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots. The course is laid out in natural surroundings and typically includes five or 10 shooting stations with shooters moving from one station to the next to complete the course. Each station presents shooters with a different type of shot.
Most courses make use of natural features such as woods and ponds to create a realistic setting for each type of shot. 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 even special “rabbit” targets that are thrown on end that skitter across the ground.
Participants will need to provide their own shotgun or rent one at the facility. Ammunition and entrance to the park are provided.
Blaine Cox, volunteer services coordinator, 435-559-0798
Heather Talley, regional wildlife recreation program specialist, 435-868-8756
Purgatory Clay Sports is located at Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park, which is just west of the Regional Fair Grounds in Washington County and15 minutes from St. George, Utah.