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

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 Director
Erik Wagg
Email: sportingclays@wcfw.org
Tel No.: 970-351-7646

Sporting Clays Range Officers

Erik Wagg   Ewagg5014@gmail.com  970-351-7646

Judson Knowles nococlaycrushers@gmail.com  970-232-4308

Dennis Miller gmcotton@comcast.net 970-356-2420

Joe McHugh  mqzzz@q.com 970-481-8676

Bruce Avery avery_bruce@hotmail.com  (970) 660-8988 Home (970) 313-7675 cell

Ric Schug ric@happyhollow.ws 970-225-8007

Marla Hawkins  rafterdoubleh@gmail.com   970-222-4097

Virgil Hawkins  rafterdoubleh@gmail.com     970-218-1421

Brad Prough bullseyemassage@gmail.com 720-971-1579

Larry Strope lvstrope@yahoo.com  970-231-3838