Sporting Clay Pigeon

Ballydugan nestles in the rolling drumlins of South Down providing the very best of Sporting Clay Shooting- staging International Competitions

Ballydugan,a registered member of the Ulster Clay Pigeon Shooting Association is an ideal place to introduce newcomers to the sport of shooting and also is an excellent way to get in some high powered early practice in for the game season. In sporting clays a typical course is between five and 10 different shooting stations including a high tower, laid out over natural terrain, simulating the unpredictability of the live quarry. The clay targets come over or away from the person shooting in a variety of trajectories, using different angles, speeds, elevations and distances to mimic the flight patterns of the different game species.
A Typical Day’s Clay Shooting For this discipline the day is your own to enjoy as suits – we include the following ‘loose suggestion’ merely to help with approximate timescales.  If you have any personal preferences, just let us know. and a perfect way to mix business with pleasure.
9.30am-ish  Arrive – Tea & Coffee in the house
9.45am Safety briefing & gun peg draw
10.00am-ish Head off for Stand 1. and start of first Session 1.5 hours
12.15pm-ish Lunch either in the house or a Hog Roast in the yard, reminisce about the morning’s sport, and perhaps gear up for another session afterwards.
3.30pm-ish Relax and enjoy a few drinks, or Afternoon Tea, back at the house – or stay for dinner.
Accommodation can be arranged at Ballydugan House and or nearby Ballymote Country House – Click to View
£25.00 per gun, based on 75 clays fired
Membership of a Recognised Organisation is required for insurance purposes – if you are unsure about this please enquire at the first opportunity. You may use your own gun & cartridges (Fibre wad please).