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 Closed

The Sporting Clays course will be closed for the winter from November 1 to April 1.


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.


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.

Registration to shoot is located in the Sporting Clays parking area at the Stat Shack and 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 Methods:  Credit Card, Check, Cash(exact amount only)

Course map: SCMap

Range Rules

  • 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.
  • Never approach a thrower machine as sever injury of death could result.
  • Please pick up your empty hulls.


If you had any problems or concerns when shooting the course or have any suggestions on improvements we could make please provide your feedback on the form below.

Sporting Clays Contacts:

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

Sporting Clays Range Officers

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

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

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

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

Brad Barker BJBarker696@gmail.com 970-214-8229

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

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

Bruce Avery avery7bruce@gmail.com  (970) 660-8988 Home (970) 313-7675 cell