Leaf Pheasant Farms Sporting Clays|
Our South Dakota Sporting Clay League!
Try our challenging automatic
10 station 50 or 100 shot course.
Shoot & Put
4 Person team
50 rounds Clays morning, 9 holes golf afternoon!
of Sporting Clays
Sporting Clays is a shotgun sport for the whole
family and an excellent option for business entertaining.
With minimal coaching, even someone who has never
shot before can enjoy a round of Sporting Clays.
And the sport offers opportunities for conversation
and fellowship set in the relaxing outdoors.
Sporting Clays emulates hunting using clay targets
instead of live game. Clay targets can be thrown
to simulate the flight patterns of Pheasant or
quail busting out of a grass covered field low-flying
ducks, teal coming off the water or woodcock zipping
through the trees. They can even replicate the
pattern of a hopping rabbit.
The sport was invented in England in the early
part of this century to provide wing shooting
practice using targets that represented different
game birds. It became a stand alone sport as actual
game hunting in England diminished. Sporting Clays
was imported to the United States in the mid-1980s
where it has enjoyed growing popularity across
all segments of American society, with the fastest
growing segment being women.
The game is comparable to golf in two ways. Just
as a golfer goes from hole to hole, a Sporting
Clays shooter goes from one station on the course
to another. At each station, the shooter encounters
a different kind of shot which mirrors the wild
game of the area. The second way the sport compares
to golf involves the course. The layout and design
of the Sporting Clays grounds depends on the natural
habitat and terrain of the area, providing each
course with its own challenges and character.
Sporting Clays takes shooting one step farther
than its cousin shooting sports, Skeet and Trap,
by removing the predictability of the clay's path
and offering the shooter variety that changes
at each station. This makes the sport challenging
enough to be stimulating, but it is not so difficult
that it becomes discouraging. A shooter does not
need to have a brilliant score to get a terrific
amount of satisfaction.