Sporting Clays – Our Most Popular Clay Target Game
Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as “golf with a shotgun” because a typical course includes from 10 to 15 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. Sporting clays offers a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes. Eye-twisting target presentations, as well as the variety of models of clay targets make the sport extremely interesting, each station presents you with a whole new experience!
Our sporting clays courses operate using a TargetKey counting system, which count how many clays you launch and allows shooters to utilize any combination of the clay target presentations – whether it be singles, reports or true pairs. The system also offers a delay feature for individual shooters.
We have three sporting clays courses at Bald Mountain – the ridge course, the upland course, and the executive course. The ridge course has 14 stations with four automatic clay target throwers at every station, A’s and B’s set for the novice/intermediate shooter and C’s and D’s for the competitive shooter. The upland course is an easier course and has 14 stations, each with two automatic clay target throwers. The upland has relatively easy to medium shots with a lot of presentations that simulate wing-shooting. The executive course is our 5 station miniature course, each station has A’s and B’s that are super easy and C’s and D’s that are relatively difficult. If you’re looking to introduce someone new to clay target shooting, the executive course is usually the best starting point.
5 Stand – A Faster Paced Sporting Clays Experience
5-Stand is very similar to sporting clays in that a wide variety of clay targets are thrown. There are five “stands” or stations to shoot from. There are usually somewhere between six and eight traps that throw the twenty-five targets. Participants shoot in turn at each of the five stands and various combinations of targets are thrown from the traps.
A menu card, with the availability of at least four levels of difficulty, advises 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 time and walking distance.
Outdoor Rifle & Pistol Range
Whether you are sighting in your rifle for opening day or introducing your granddaughter to your old 22 rifle, you’ll feel at home and safe on our rifle and pistol ranges. We are known for having one of the largest, safest and best run public outdoor rifle and pistol shooting ranges in the state of Michigan.
At our rifle and pistol ranges, you’ll find black powder and bench rest enthusiasts, experts and novices alike enjoying their deer rifles and defensive handguns, single shots and the latest modern auto loaders. Trained range personnel are always on hand to assist with problems, to give advice and to make sure that the range and safety rules are strictly enforced for everyone’s safety.
Steel reactive target days are offered on designated steel shooting nights, check our calendar for details. Positions are available at both ranges at 25, 50 and 100 yards. Portable targets are additionally available free of charge to bring targets even closer than 25 yards.