Hobbies Interest Pastimes and Sports HIPS HIPSFinder Logo
Keyword Search 
Find Club / Course       
526
 CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING

  TIP: Click the Watch video clips  Video tab to see this activity in action

See HIPS Activity Photo
See HIPS Activity Video Clip
Send HIPS Finder your images / videos Buy professional photography for this activity
Send HIPSFincer your images / photos / videos


Clay Pigeon shooting is a competitive sport in which participants use shotguns for shooting at saucer-shaped clay targets flung into the air from a spring device called a trap. The event is in part meant to simulate the action of bird hunting.

Popularity
Clay Pigeon shooting is a popular activity worldwide. To many it is an activity to be tried once in a lifetime, whilst to others it is a frustrating passion, (like golf always searching for that perfect score).

Location
There are many permanent clay pigeon shooting sights across the UK, some public some restricted to members and guests. There are also one day venues, held in aid of charity or at country shows, where you can have a go.

Age
In the UK someone with a currant shotgun certificate must be responsible for the gun at all times. If you are aged less than 17 you can have a Shotgun Certificate as long as you have your parent's signed permission. (Obtainable from police authority)

Ability
Clay pigeon shooting has three main forms of regulated competition, called disciplines. These three main groups are: English sporting, Trap and Skeet.

Description
The English Sporting discipline has the sport's biggest following. While the other disciplines only use standard targets, in Sporting almost anything goes! Targets are thrown in a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations and distances, the discipline was originally devised to simulate live quarry shooting, hence some of the names commonly used on Sporting stands: Springing Teal, Driven Pheasant, Bolting Rabbit, Crossing Pigeon, Dropping Duck.

Dedication
IN trap, targets are thrown either as singles or doubles from one or more traps situated some 15 m in front of the shooter and are generally going away from the firing point at varying speeds, angles and elevations. In Skeet (Skeet is a word of Scandinavian origin, though the discipline originated in America). Targets are thrown in singles and doubles from 2 trap houses situated some 40 metres apart, at opposite ends of a semicircular arc, The targets are thrown at set trajectories and speeds.

Potential
There are many open competitions held through out the UK each year offering big gun or cash prizes. The ultimate however must, as in most sports be to shoot at the Olympic Games.

Closely Related Activities
Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting (779), Rough shooting (527), Pigeon shooting (528), Driven shooting (740).

Cost
Corporate and taster days, involve, being met by an experienced and suitably qualified clay pigeon shooter. He or she will give you a full safety and gun handling briefing before you have a go yourself. Your experience will involve you shooting at 60 clay pigeons, with cartridges and hearing protection under the supervision of your instructor. Costs range around £45 per person.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

  The level of energy that could be required Energy  
  The level of demand that could be required by your arms Arms  
  The level of demand that could be required by your legs Legs  
  The level of demand that could be required by your sight. Sight  
  The level of demand that could be required by your hearing. Hearing  
  The level of demand that could be required by your speech. Speech  
  The level of demand of Cerebral Learning that could occur as a direct consequence of absorbing factual information. Learning  

Please be advised that this record has not necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information. The information and images for this activity are supplied by the general public, Please contact us if there is a breach of copyright or you wish to improve the data.


Social Bookmarking What are Social Bookmarks

Social bookmarking HIPS Club and Course Finder listings Add to Newsvine Add to Netvouz Add to Google Add to Mr. Wong Add to Furl Add to MyShare Add to Co.mments Add to TailRank Add to Fark Add to FeedMeLinks Add to Blogmemes Add to Spurl Add to Slashdot Add to Blogmarks Add to Blink List Add to Simpy Add to Blink bits Add to Scuttle Add to PlugIM Add to Ask Add to Netscape Add to Yahoo Add to Reddit Add to Squidoo Add to Ma.gnolia Add to Technorati Add to StumbleUpon Add to Facebook Add to GoGurl.com Add to digg Add to del.icio.us


Currently only email support is provided.

The Hobbies, Interests, Pastimes and Sports (herein HIPS) depicted on this website are performed by trained professionals in controlled conditions. These HIPS have inherent risks, and injuries, including disability and death could occur. Do not rely on this website as your only source of HIPS information or advice. Always follow manufacturers' and local rules and regulations. Do not attempt any of these activities without the proper supervision and safety equipment. The publisher, editor, and writers accept no responsibility for the information contained herein. Every effort has been made to present factual information. HIPS does not guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of any information published herein and is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or for the consequences resulting from the use of such information. By requesting the display of any of these pages, you agree to this policy. For more information please visit our Terms and Conditions of Use.

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional
© HIPS Finder LTD 2021