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  • Weather-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity appropriate, closed-toed shoes
  • Hat with visor
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

Optional

  • Safety or sunglasses
  • Camera
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system

What We Provide

  • Use of all necessary shooting equipment: shotguns, ammo (12-, 20- and 28-gauge), clays, ear and eye protection
  • Safety gear
  • Water
  • First-aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Sporting Clays Discovery Course

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Our Sporting Clays Discovery Course is a fun and safe place to shoot your first shotgun. Learn the fundamentals of sport shooting and experience the thrill of hitting clay targets.

  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Activity level:  Easy
  • Minimum age:  12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Exhilarating and fun, sporting clays isn't just for hunters. Our starter course is perfect for the beginning shooter and individuals who have never shot a shotgun before. After introductions and a safety talk, followed by some basic pointers on shooting clay targets with shotguns, you'll participate in a brief exercise to determine eye dominance. Then you'll learn the correct stance to properly shoot a shotgun and how to effectively hit a target. You'll have an opportunity to practice with an expert instructor by your side, who'll offer feedback and tips as you shoot clay targets.

All necessary shooting equipment is provided.

Exhilarating and fun, sporting clays isn't just for hunters. Our starter course is perfect for the beginning shooter and individuals who have never shot a shotgun before. After introductions and a safety talk, followed by some basic pointers on shooting clay targets with shotguns, you'll participate in a brief exercise to determine eye dominance. Then you'll learn the correct stance to properly shoot a shotgun and how to effectively hit a target. You'll have an opportunity to practice with an expert instructor by your side, who'll offer feedback and tips as you shoot clay targets.

All necessary shooting equipment is provided.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.