Trap, Skeet, & Sporting Clays

Clay shooting is open to the public. Sporting clays is our most popular offering!

Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays Information

Click on the links below for more information on our Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays services!

We Cater To All Skill Levels

​Only at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club will you discover state of the art facilities for all your target shooting needs.

We cater to the most inexperienced shooters up to the seasoned sharp shooter. Whatever your age and skill level, there is a place for you at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club.

Have fun, challenge your skills, and make lasting memories at the Club.

Want to get to shooting faster? Download the liability waiver and bring a completed copy with you when you come shooting.

Open To The Public

Clay Target Shooting Open To The Public – Every Day Our clay target shooting facilities are open to the public 7 days a week, all year long.

We offer five distinct 50-target Sporting Clays courses, four Trap ranges, two Skeet ranges and three 25-shot FITASC courses. We have one 5-Stand, too! With 90-ProMatic target launchers equipped with self-service controls, you are welcomed to proceed through a course or range at your preferred pace.

Sporting Clays is our most popular offering. We launch more than a million White Flyer targets each year.

For the more serious shooter, we have a 25-shot FITASC course.

Shells are $8.50 per box or $74 per case. We carry both 12 and 20 gauge target and hunting loads.

Instructors are available by appointment. Email: bob@horseandhunt.com

For even more fun, we offer two sessions of League shooting, beginning in April, with a Summer League in July.

Trap Shooting & Skeet

The Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club Offers Four (4) Trapshooting Ranges and Two (2) Skeet Ranges.

The ranges use ProMatic target launchers equipped with self-service controls to allow you to proceed at your preferred pace.

Public Rates

$12.00 Per Round of 25 Targets

$6.00 Per Round of 25 Targets

Member Rates

$10.00 Per Round of 25 Targets

$6.00 Per Round of 25 Targets

Sporting Clays

The Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club offers five distinct 50-target Sporting Clays courses and a 5-Stand to meet your shooting needs.

Sporting Clays is our most popular shooting activity. The courses use ProMatic target launchers equipped with self-service controls to allow you to proceed at your preferred pace.

Public Rates

$26.00 Per Round of 50 Targets

$13.00 Per Round of 50 Targets

Member Rates

$20.00 Per Round of 50 Targets

$13.00 Per Round of 50 Targets

Sporting Clay Leagues

Competition, Competence, and Camaraderie

If you’re ready for a little friendly competition, the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club organizes two Sporting Clays leagues every year in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Our unique handicap scoring system allows participants of all skill levels to compete and be competitive with master-class shooters.

We’re very proud to say this league program is the largest of its kind in the entire United States. Many major Sporting Clays events are considered successful if they attract 200 shooters or more. Our Spring and Summer leagues are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights and typically experience attendance of 200+ shooters a night.

The most recent Spring league featured in excess of 900 shooters participating every week.

Questions? Call 952-447-2272 or email bob@horseandhunt.com.

FITASC

For the more serious shooter, the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club has a 25-target FITASC course set up.

What is FITASC?

Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse (FITASC) is a type of shotgun sport shooting similar to sporting clays, trap and skeet. It involves strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps) set to simulate live game birds/animals- teal, rabbits, pheasant etc. Shooters on each layout or “parcour”, shoot in turn at various combinations of single and double clay birds. Each station or “peg” on a parcour will have a menu card that lets the shooter know the sequence of clay birds he or she will be shooting at (i.e. which trap the clay bird will be coming from). The shooters will be presented with 4 or 5 two-shot singles which they will rotate through and then two pair. In Old Style FITASC there are three pegs on each parcour, with 25 shots to a parcour.

Typical targets are a rabbit, chandelle, overhead, trap (outgoing), crossing, teal (launched straight up into the air), and an incoming bird. The targets are shot as singles and as doubles (Double targets can be simultaneous, on report or trailing/following-“rafael” in FITASC terminology). All single targets may be attempted with two shots and are counted as killed with either shot, two shots may also be used to attempt doubles and either target or both may be shot with only those two shots. In other words, a shooter may attempt the first target in a double and upon missing, may continue to shoot that same target for score if broken even though the second target will be lost due to being missed in the double.

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