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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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5 / 5
71  out of  71 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
September 19, 2019
Clay Shooting Class
Four of us, ranging in age from 54 to 16, none of us with any experience with guns. What a great class, Peyton & Bill were fantastic instructors. We... more
Malden MA
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5 / 5
August 18, 2019
True Professionals
Molly and Peyton do a great job with safety and making everyone feel comfortable.
Maine
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5 / 5
July 25, 2019
John and Peyton were AWESOME
This was the first thing I brought my badass mom to do when she visited Maine. I did not expect to enjoy this particularly because of poor experiences... more
Portland, Maine
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
July 3, 2019
Awesome Adventure
This was our second annual "Sporting Clays Discovery" session with myself and four teenagers. Looking for something to get teenagers to enjoy... more
freeport
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5 / 5
June 26, 2019
Awesome Discovery Course
We signed up for the Clay Target Shooting Discovery Course as a family. Mom, Dad and son & daughter - 13 year old twins. We came with no expectations... more
Cape Cod
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5 / 5
June 21, 2019
Fun Day with Clay!
My son and I took the Clay Shooting Discovery Course today and had a great day. Our instructors, John and Peyton, were excellent; they made us feel comfortable... more
Florida
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 19, 2019
Great intro class
I signed up my 13 yr old and myself up for this intro course and had a great time. Denny and Peyton were great instructors and made everyone feel comfortable.... more
Maine
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5 / 5
June 16, 2019
Awesome class!
This class was so much fun! My husband had a little shotgun experience and I had none but Peyton and Georgette walked us through all that we needed to... more
Brunswick ME
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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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