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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.

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  • 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)

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  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Personal eye protection

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
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85  out of  85 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
October 20, 2020
FANTASTIC CLASS
Our party of 4 had an awesome time at this class led by Mark & Peyton. The instructors were very knowledgeable and fun. As a first timer shooting... more
Albany NY
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5 / 5
October 12, 2020
Sporting Clay Discovery Course
Fantastic time! Had a company group outing today getting a chance to do something many of us had not ever done - Clay Pigeon shooting. Peyton and Mark... more
Freeport, Maine
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5 / 5
September 21, 2020
Great time after a few decades
We had the pleasure of attending this program on two occasions. It had been a few decades since we had shot sporting clays and thought it would be a good... more
Gulf Stream
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5 / 5
September 14, 2020
Great class
We had a great morning with Mark. The boys really enjoyed the time and we also picked up a couple helpful tips. I was wondering what Model Beretta 20 gauge... more
Lewiston
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5 / 5
September 7, 2020
Awesome
My son and I attended a Sporting Clays Discovery Course. Denny and Tim were excellent instructors, very knowledgeable and friendly. The course was well... more
Freeport
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5 / 5
September 2, 2020
great experience
Bill was patient and very helpful. Gave us each tips that resulted in hitting the clays. LLBean provided a beautiful Browning O/U 20 gauge. This... more
04110
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5 / 5
August 17, 2020
Absolutely amazing!
Went with a few people who had done this before, but this was my first time shooting! I had such an amazing time. The instructors (Bill and Amy) were AMAZING.... more
Long Island, New York
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5 / 5
August 16, 2020
Fantastic!
I signed me and my boyfriend up for this class, I had taken it years ago and remembered really enjoying it and he used to compete when he was younger in... more
Connecticut
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5 / 5
August 3, 2020
Great!
Mom, sister, and I had a great time at this course with Mark and Tal. Some shooting experience between the three of us but not much (mostly fixed target... more
Dover, NH
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5 / 5
August 3, 2020
EXCELLENT! FUN! SAFE!
My husband, 16-year-old son and I had a wonderful experience learning to shoot sporting clays last week with LLBean. Our instructors, John and Tal, were... more
New York
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