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.
Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club sprawls before sportsmen more than 1,100 acres of outdoors recreation, including 16 sparkling lakes on which to relax and pursue gilled adversaries. To start each three- or four-hour fishing trip, a Foxhall outfitter will equip twosomes or foursomes with the necessary rods, reels, and tackle before groups trek out to their watery destination. Overlooking the Chattahoochee River, Eagle Lake lends its sun-splashed, obstruction-free shores to fly-fishers, whose perch atop stone-lined banks or on the porch of a nearby lily pad grants optimal leverage over scurrying trout. Bass anglers, meanwhile, can climb aboard a boat and drift into one of the resort's pristine lakes, where largemouth targets attempt to deke past hooks and deny the sweet allure of bait. Additionally, groups have the option to utilize the guidance of one of the club's seasoned trawlers, who augment trips by dousing brains with time-tested tips and demonstrating the best techniques for getting the phone number of a trophy bass.
• For $14, you get one adult admission on Friday, September 23 (up to a $29 value). • For $40, you get one family admission—valid for two adults and two children—on Saturday, September 24 (up to an $80 value). • For $40, you get one family admission—valid for two adults and two children—on Sunday, September 25 (up to an $80 value).
A shotgun-only facility, Tom Lowe Trap & Skeet Range invites beginner marksmen to shoot across 20 combination trap-and-skeet fields as well as a five-stand sporting-clays field. At each of these areas, clay pigeons launch into the sky above dense forests and rolling hills. Shooters as young as 10 (with proper supervision) can target the wingless birds during practice sessions and competitive leagues. Tom Lowe Trap & Skeet Range also partners with local independent instructors, who train beginner shooters to shoot and track the migratory patterns of clay pigeons.
Before hitting the field, visitors can rent a gun from Deshotels Arms, Inc., the onsite pro shop. The shop also sells ammo, used guns, and new shotguns from brands such as Beretta.
The male and female firearm experts of American Home Defense shape their shooting and self-defense classes around legal regulations with an emphasis on personal safety. In private shooting lessons, students learn to handle three of the most common handguns and home-defense classes equip participants with the know-how to protect their families from intruders or a neighbor's moat monster.