Clay Target Shooting Grounds
ago shooting live pigeons released from boxes,
or 'traps' was a fashionable competitive sport,
often involving large sums of money.
Then, at the
beginning of the last century glass balls were
substituted for live birds and these in turn
were superseded by 'clay pigeons' - saucer
shaped discs of baked ceramic material (often
re-cycled mineral waste), soon after the
clay pigeon shooting grounds were born.
clay grounds offer a popular sport that
covers all social classes, many women and
children are enthusiastic competitors and it is
one of the few sports in which the disabled can
compete on level terms with able-bodied people.
is done at clay pigeon shooting grounds
or clubs with their own layouts where there will
be a series of traps - or launchers - which
catapult the clays into the air to simulate a
variety of wild quarry.
sporting is the most popular discipline in the
clay pigeon shooting grounds build courses
to create targets that are as realistic as
possible to live quarry, from the bolting
rabbit, high pheasant, quartering pigeon to the
begin their shotgun shooting by learning on
clay pigeons and it is the ideal way to gain
experience without committing yourself to a
Clay pigeon grounds will
invariably have guns which the novice can borrow
while making up their mind about taking up the
sport in earnest.
Clay pigeon shooting
grounds can be a particularly attractive for
those who live in towns or are limited in the
amount of time that they can give to their
sport. It can also be relatively inexpensive,
compared with paying for a day's live quarry
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