HISTORY OF CLAY SHOOTING
Sporting Clays is a challenging clay target commonly called “birds”, designed to simulate field shooting. The sporting clays course duplicates the types of shots offered by various game birds and rabbits. Even though the actual flight of the clay targets will differ, it simulates general behavior patterns of game species such as grouse, quail, pheasant, dove, pigeon, woodcock, waterfowl, and rabbit.
Sporting Clays originated in the 1920’s in Great Britain for the purpose of teaching wing shooting skills to wealthy sportsmen.
In the last seventy years, it has expanded worldwide and is recognized as not only a system for teaching shooting skills, but also as a tournament sport and one of the major recreational target shooting sports.
Participation in sporting clays tournaments is growing faster than any other competitive shooting sport in America.