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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.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*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.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity-appropriate closed-toed shoes
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

Optional
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Personal eye protection
  • Non-heirloom shotgun (no bolt-action, lever-action or Damascus-twist shotguns; no shotguns larger than 12 gauge; no handguns, rifles or combination guns)†
  • Non-heirloom ammunition†

What We Provide
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary shooting equipment: shotguns, ammo (12-, 20- and 28-gauge), clays, ear and eye protection
Average Rating 
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63  out of  63 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
September 2, 2018
Outstanding
Bill and John did an outstanding job coaching the Sporting Clays Discovery class. My class of 9 was a complete mix of ages and genders, me being the only... more
Waterford NY
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 21, 2018
Great Value!
Actually did this course twice on separate days. All four instructors were top notch, walked through safety, shooting techniques and gave feedback during... more
NJ
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5 / 5
August 18, 2018
Great fun !
Our two instructors, Amy and Bernie, were great. Very supportive and always offering focused guidance and encouragement. I hadn't shot much at all... more
Philadelphia, PA
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5 / 5
August 18, 2018
Great fun !
Our two instructors, Amy and Bernie, were great. Very supportive and always offering focused guidance and encouragement. I hadn't shot much at... more
Philadelphia, PA
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5 / 5
August 6, 2018
Great lesson!
This was my first time using a shot gun and had great instruction from Bernie! I was in a mixed group and each person had personalized instruction based... more
Ontario, Canada
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5 / 5
July 30, 2018
Highlight of our Maine vacation
We recently spent a week in southern Maine on a family vacation. My husband and I signed up for this lesson, and it was definitely the highlight of our... more
New Providence, NJ
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5 / 5
July 30, 2018
Fun!
I signed up for this course as a birthday gift for my boyfriend and I'm not sure who enjoyed it more! It was fun and I learned quite a bit in a short... more
Sanford, Fl
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5 / 5
July 21, 2018
We will be back!
John and Bernie were wonderful teachers at the range today. Made everyone feel successful. They explained how to be safe and how and why we were using... more
Freeport, ME
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5 / 5
July 14, 2018
Try it you'll like it
I had only fired a shotgun once before in my life. This was great fun. Excellent instruction and attention to safety. Instructors were very patient and... more
Portland, ME, USA
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5 / 5
June 21, 2018
Great Experience
Bernie and Peyton were what I have come to expect from the Discovery School: professional, patient and fun. My son and I had a terrific adventure.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
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