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.
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
Other clubs in Kent:
- Biggin Hill Clay Pigeon Shooting Club (Westerham) – 01959 573089
- Crockham Hill Gun Club – 01233 333883
- Dartford Clay Shooting Club - 01322 311001
- Dover Clay Pigeon Club – 01303 894644
- Invicta ZZ – 01634 317769
- JJ’s Sporting Gun Club (Dartford) - 01634 317769
- Kent Gun Club - 01883 330110
- Kent Wildfowling and Conservation Association - 01634 684640
- Oaks Clay Shooting Club (between Dover and Canterbury)
- Oxney Skeet Targets (Tenterden) – 01233 860400
- Sevenoaks School SC - 01732 467723
- Westwood and Castle Hill GC – 07833 547383