Each discipline is run by a group 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.
Course Rejuvenation Project
We have started a major project to upgrade our course. Many improvements are planned and work has begun. Due to the amount of work planned the opening of the course this year will be delayed but it should be worth the wait. Improvements included are:
- Replace drainage culvert
- Create Parking lot and install Stat Shack for registration
- Grade and resurface road and all shooting stations
- Refurbish throwers with new wiring, platform bases, and command buttons
- Update all shooting stations and thrower configurations
- Build elevated shooting station
- Build mid course pavilion
- Install new high thrower tower
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.
- 7.5oz, 8oz, & 9oz shot only
- When on the range always keep the breech open with the muzzle pointed down toward the ground or up in the air; if you have an over/under or side-by-side, carry it broken open.
- Never put a shell into your gun until you are at a shooting station, you are in the shooting box, and ready to shoot.
- Never leave the shooting box until your gun is open and safe.
- When at a station and not shooting be considerate of others and speak softly as to not disturb the person who is shooting.
Our course is comprised of 10 stations and includes all the various components listed in the Overview. Ten clays are thrown at each station and are typically true pairs or report.
The signup window to shoot is only during the first hour of operation.
Visit our Events Calendar for scheduled events.
Course Fees (100 Clays): Member: $25, Non-Member: $30
Payment Method: Check, Cash(exact amount only). Credit Card support coming soon.
Sporting Clays Contacts:
Sporting Clays Range Officers
Erik Wagg Ewagg5014@gmail.com 970-351-7646
Judson Knowles firstname.lastname@example.org 970-232-4308
Dennis Miller email@example.com 970-356-2420
Joe McHugh firstname.lastname@example.org 970-481-8676
Bruce Avery email@example.com (970) 660-8988 Home (970) 313-7675 cell
Ric Schug firstname.lastname@example.org 970-225-8007
Marla Hawkins email@example.com 970-222-4097
Virgil Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org 970-218-1421
Brad Prough email@example.com 720-971-1579
Larry Strope firstname.lastname@example.org 970-231-3838