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Fowler Farms Sporting Clays

Two choices for shooting instruction

Shady Cove Shooting School

Shady Cove Shooting School is owned and founded by Jon Parrish, who is a National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Certified Level III Instructor and Master Class Shooter. In a safe and stress-free environment, Jon provides a particularly gratifying and entertaining experience for all types of shooters.

Call: (828) 337-4953


 Shooters are taught by Dale Pennell, a National Sporting Clays Association Member and is a certified Level I instructor. He covers all aspects of gun safety, then everyone is given basic instruction in the steps to become a successful sporting clays shooter. This includes presentations with a variety of shotguns, shot loads, and clay targets; coaching on the proper body position for effective target acquisition, techniques for leading and hitting the clays; and etiquette while on the sporting clays course. This lesson generally consists of shooting 25 targets on a practice trap, then 50 targets throughout the Fowler Farms course. This class is primarily designed for novice shooters, but will benefit the more experienced shooter who wants to improve their current score on a typical sporting clays course.

Your time spent with Dale will be fun, relaxing, and educational.

Please call Dale to make appointments for lessons. 828-231-7050


"We had Dale meet us at Fowler Farms for a lesson in Sporting Clays. None of us had ever shot clays before. He was very professional, kind, patient, good company and made sure we had a safe and fun day. I'd highly recommend him for a lesson for first time shooters. He provided the guns, ammo, and eye and ear protection for those who needed them. Thanks for

the great afternoon!"

Mike Stix

"Thank you very much, Dale. You are an excellent instructor and I look forward to our next lesson. I had the best day I've had in a very long time. THANK YOU".

Dwight Ehrlichman

Dale thanks again for the lessons. Courtney and I had a great time... she had a grin from ear-to-ear the rest of the day, and I have you to thank for that. That memory will stick for quite a while."

Pete Meyer

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