There are four major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shooting shotguns at clay targets). They are Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap and Five Stand. These are distinguished roughly as follows:
Sporting clays includes a more complex course, with many launch points including open field and woodland. The course simulates upland bird and rabbit hunting.
Skeet shooting, Targets are launched from two "houses" in somewhat "sideways" paths that intersect in front of the shooter.
Trap shooting, Targets are launched from a single "house" or machine, generally away from the shooter at varying angles.
Five Stand, is implemented on a combination Skeet / Trap field.Shooting is from the 16 to 27 yard Trap pads. Nine fixed traps are the nucleus of our throwers However, Additional throwers may also be used. Target presentations include: 40 yd crossers, overheads, true pairs, chandelle and teals. Five Stand is available April thru Oct for practice, club shoots and registered events.