Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sporting Clays is COOL…

While at my son’s place this weekend, the wife & I had the opportunity to be treated to a round of clays at Lehigh Sporting Clays in PA. I don’t know if any of ye have tried this particular shooting sport, but it is a blast (pun intended)!

For those unfamiliar: you use a specially outfitted (to hold shotguns, shells, stuff) golf cart to cruise around to the 17 stations (could be more or less) to fire 100 rounds at clay birds in "report doubles". Simply, the second bird is electronically launched at the report of the first shot at the first target.

As this particular site is in an old quarry, the shooting takes place across water, in fields, & in the woods. Targets appear from the left & right, beneath & above you, away & even towards you.




There is one station where the bird is launched through a ruined stone building window hole right at the shooter- yoikes!


Of course, the whole effect is to simulate the varied appearances of real game in a hunting environment- birds don’t follow trap or skeet patterns in real life.

This was the wife’s & my first attempt at this game. While we shoot trap in the sideyard, the distances & presentations make this sport MUCH more challenging.

My score for this endeavor will not be reported here, as it was an embarrassing performance. The wife shot a 53, which, I am told, is damn good for the first outing, especially since she was using a borrowed gun. My son cleaned our clocks w/a 72.




The link is to their website, where they explain the course & prices. Y’all that are "local" probably won’t manage to get there, but it is a fun layout & fairly inexpensive course.

If anyone knows of one of these layouts in NE- lemmeno!



Thanks Dan...

4 comments:

Jersey Girl said...

Having had a bit of experience with said course, you did really well for your first attempt. BE PROUD!

doubletrouble said...

Hey- good to hear that someone's reading my straggling discourse. Especially a lady shooter who...
wait...
is that you W?

Jersey Girl said...

W?...maybe...

doubletrouble said...

Yeah- heh.

Did you know you look like Jessica Alba? (I thinks that's her name)
I saw a pic in the paper Sunday, & asked Debster- isn't that W?

No, I'm just a stupid #^&$! & go sit down.

But still...