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Shotgun Sports Clay Target Techniques

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Our full-day intermediate course offers plenty of time with the experts, practicing proper stance, form and etiquette, plus target leading for more effective shooting.
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Shotgun Sports or previous experience
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Our course is geared to take your wing and clay shooting to the next level, offering plenty of time shooting at a variety of target presentations to build your shotgun skills.

With expert and National Sporting Clays Association-certified instructors on staff, you'll learn the basics of shotgun safety, handling and shooting techniques from the best. You'll also learn about the different shotgun types, eye dominance and choke selection. They'll show you proper shooting form for different target presentations along with advanced techniques like ways to obtain a proper target lead.

You'll then spend the rest of the afternoon at the range, where you'll work on stance and shooting with plenty of one-on-one instructor time. Lunch is included.

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_

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • 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
  • All meals and snacks
  • Handouts and course materials
  • Use of all necessary shooting equipment: shotguns, ammo (12-, 20- and 28-gauge), clays, ear and eye protection
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4  out of  4 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
September 9, 2018
Very informative, I learned a lot and improved
Amy, Bill and Bernie were awesome. All three of them are clearly very knowledgeable about target shooting and were great at analyzing my technique and... more
Portland, ME
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5 / 5
August 19, 2018
Sporting Clays Class August 2018
I signed up with my son for the all day Sporting Clays class to introduce him to the sport. We are both avid shooters but wanted to explore high end shotgun... more
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5 / 5
June 11, 2018
Professional, informative and enjoyable
Instructors Bernie & John treated the 6 guns [who had not met before] to an excellent day of informative hands on instruction. As it happens the 6... more
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5 / 5
August 28, 2014
Professional and very well run shooting school!
A great course with GREAT instructors. I can't say enough positive things about Keith and John's instructions and methods of teaching the L.L. Bean way... more
Hartwell, GA
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