Clay Shooting

All of your shotgunning needs can be found at Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club. Whether you want to shoot sporting clays, skeet, 5-stand, trap, or just pattern your gun the Club can help.
Shotgunning is a family sport and encouraged! Need some help starting or just want to improve, visit our instructional page to schedule a lesson.

Sporting Clays allows the hunter to warm up before season, the novice shooter to hone his/her abilities, and the competitive shooter to practice and compete. Shooters normally walk or ride along a designated path from station to station in open fields and hardwood gaps. Each station uses clay targets to simulate any animal such as dove, duck, woodcock, or even a bouncing rabbit. A typical round normally consists of 50 or 100 targets spread over 12 shooting stations. Target presentations not only vary from club to club, but often week to week.

Skeet utilizes two machines for presentations for eight shooting stations. The targets emerge from a high house ten feet above ground on the left and a low house 3-1/2 feet above ground on the right. Targets face one another forty yards apart and pass fifteen feet above a crossing stake set twenty yards from the shooting stations. Shooting stations are arranged around an arc running from one house to the other. A round of skeet consists of twenty-five shots, beginning with a high-house bird at station one, then a low house bird, then a double at one, two, six, and seven.

Five Stand  is very similar to sporting clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown. No two five-stands are exactly alike. 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 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 space with very little walking. Wobble Trap    Wobble Trap presents twenty-five

Trap presents twenty-five targets from one centralized machine. The machine oscillates side to side to present targets at random directions. Never knowing where the target is going to fly makes trap a great game by itself or a warm-up for hunting flushing game such as quail or pheasant.