The Medicine Hat Clay Target Center is a shotgun facility shooting bio-degradable clay targets. We shoot trap, which involves shooting a clay target going away from you, at an undetermined angle. The shooters stand at one of five stations behind the Trap Bunker and upon their call they shoot the emerging clay target. Mostly 12 gauge shotguns are used and a typical round consists of 25 targets. We also shoot Sporting Clay Targets, which are set up to emulate bird shooting conditions. Every station has different presentations. Typically, you may shoot incoming targets, crossing targets, rising targets or even a target rolling along the ground (Rabbit). There are 10 – 14 separate stations and a round typically consists of 50 – 100 rounds.
The club is a not for profit registered society first established on our present location in 1976. We provide a fully controlled atmosphere where shooters can shoot their guns in safe and well managed surroundings. The club is open to all shotgun shooters. You need not be a member; however, membership will provide you with substantial discounts. The facility has four Trap fields, each with a modern bunker containing the latest selfloading trap machine. Each field has a full set of voice activated release mechanisms. Each bunker has full concrete sidewalk stations extending from 16 – 27 yards, and has enclosed scoring booths.
The Sporting Clay facility consists of two main sections. First is the Triple Threat which has nine stations. This is a very unique set up in that targets may be shot from ground level or from one of three raised sections. This gives some very interesting shooting perspectives. Second is the section called Hidden Valley, which adds some interesting terrain to provide five additional shooting positions.
The Clay Target Center also has a full club house, washrooms and a great patio in front of the Clay Busters Grill.