The skilled staff at Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club presides over a safe thoroughfare for both seasoned shooters and green trigger fingers to hone precision aim. The club houses 12 shooting stations where guests can target earthen wildlife doppelgängers as they fly over two expansive landscapes. The 50 included sporting clays contribute ample ceramic prey, and two boxes of ammunition outfit shooters with appropriate launchibles. Prospective clay-shooting converts can rest assured that target presentations frequently vary, preventing frustrating shooting plateaus.
Every Monday night, the Alabama Training Institute & Pistol Range hosts a simulated tactical pistol match, inviting both beginner and experienced shooters to bring their pistols and revolvers to the indoor range. A sense of camaraderie permeates the evening, which is overseen by the staff safety experts. During this time, everyone works together to sharpen shooting techniques and safety skills, improving their scores from match to match. In addition to these events, the instructors teach NRA classes focused on pistols and personal safety.
As the sun rises over the forested wetlands of Dallas County, a group of camouflaged hunters leads dogs to a blind. From their perch, the shooters wait to spot passels of ducks or pheasants. The gunmen raise their rifles. They aim. Then they fire. Their feathered bounty falls from the sky.
Scenes such as this are business as usual during the autumn months at Central Alabama Fowl Preserve. There, staffers help outfit hunters with the amenities needed for a successful day, including a lodge equipped with bedrooms, a kitchen, and a social area where groups can unwind. On the offseason, the preserve opens a skeet-shooting range to help clients keep their aim sharp.