What’s it all about?

Clay pigeon shooting is the art of shooting at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets, with a shotgun.

This can be enjoyed with friends or family on an informal basis, in a more organised fashion at a local gun club or shooting school, or at competition level in County, Regional, National and International competitions – including the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Targets or clays are propelled into the air across a distance of up to 120 metres by a machine called a trap. Clays come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours including red, black, yellow and fluorescent orange. Not all fly in the air as ‘rabbit’ clays are rolled along the ground at speed and jump up to produce a random and challenging target.

Get Involved

There are a number of shooting grounds in Kent where you can take lessons on a regular basis, organise a private party or simply go to try out this thrilling and exciting sport.

West Kent Shooting School - Paddock Wood

Greenfield Shooting Grounds - Canterbury

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club - Dover

Other clubs in Kent:

Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA)

Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA)