How it Works
The Academy of Wing & Clay Shooting offers full-service, turn-key course design, construction and installation in addition to world-class instruction, gunfitting, stock making, custom gun sales, and instructor/staff training.
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Design & Build
Our expert team will complete the design and build of your course.
We begin with an initial phone call or video conference, followed by a site visit. In the Design & Build Phase, we provide a design concept. From there, we engage our architectural partners and provide you with detailed construction plans. If you are looking for a turn-key solution, we can even deliver ready-to-assemble build kits to your worksite.
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We offer architectural design services through industry partners who have deep experience in developing and designing resort and club venues to include:
5-Stand structure (Simple to elaborate)
Sporting clays course stations (movable/non-movable, covered, non-covered)
Skeet houses (high and low)
Considerations & Pricing
In general, a small, 12-station, non-commercial sporting clays course needs about 125 – 150 acres. A commercial course is typically set on a 250+ acre plot and a five-stand requires about 50 acres. We allow for a 300-yard “shotfall fan” as measured from the shooting platform to the far boundary, beyond which, you do not want shot to fall. This 300-yard distance can be reduced by keeping target trajectories low, by using landfill to prevent high shot angles and by elevating the shooting platform.
The above, of course, is greatly dependent on the “buffer” you have around your site as well as any zoning and/or wetlands restrictions. The ideal compass orientation of a 5-stand, sporting clays course or skeet/trap field is between 10 and 20 degrees (NNW) in order to avoid situations where the shooter is shooting into direct sunlight in the early morning and late afternoon. This can be modified, of course, if there are large trees or hills surrounding the site.
Approximate Cost Menu:
The following are approximate costs for planning purposes only and depending on accessories and add-ons. These equipment prices include high quality, warrantied, well-made, durable equipment that will last years…and with onsite service readily available when needed. Discounts are always available for large projects.
Automatic Trap Machine, Standard (1)
Trap set (1 oscillating trap)
Chandelle Throwing Machines (1)
Rabbit Throwing Machine (1)
Skeet set (2 traps plus controllers)
Complete 7-trap five stand package (5 standard traps, 1 rabbit trap, 1 chandelle trap, receivers, transmitters/controller)
Complete 12 station sporting clays course package (20 standard traps, 2 rabbit traps, 2 chandelle traps, receivers, transmitters/controllers)
Rock-like trap cover (each)
H-Frame for Rock Like trap cover
Cover for trap carousel (NA if purchasing other cover)
Cart for trap machine (each)
Controller for sporting clays station (1) (purchased separately)
Controller and accessories for a five stand set (purchased separately)
Site visit / on-site design work / course drawings /menu card
Daily rate from travel days
Additional design/advertising/marketing (remote)
Billed at cost
In addition to the course layout, target throwing equipment and structures, you may want to think about, and budget for, the following:
Cement slabs for skeet and/or trap layout
Shed to shelter clays and equipment from the elements
Covered trap houses
Solar panels to keep batteries charged
Electrical wiring (an option)
Score card design
Lighting (for night shooting)
Course signage (safety, numbered stations, shooting menus)
Club management consulting