Clay shooting requires sportsmen to possess the reflexes of a cat, the vision of a hawk, and the index finger of a human. Trigger your instincts with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$36 for an introduction-to-sporting-clays class for two (an $80 value)
$69 for an introduction-to-sporting-clays class for four (a $160 value)
- Sporting-clays orientation and basic shooting instruction
- Gun rental with 25 rounds of ammo
- Eye and ear protection
- 25 clays per participant<p>
Classes are scheduled Wednesday–Sunday by reservation with limited weekend availability.<p>
Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve
A flock of mallards swoops over the lake, while in the hills above, california valley quail forage in the brush. Each year, gamekeepers release thousands of fowl onto Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve's 1,500 acres, all of which is meticulously designed to re-create the birds' natural habitats. Overseeing a licensing program that prevents crowding in each zone, gamekeepers open the grounds for daily hunts and can even supply hunting dogs with handlers. To help sportsmen refine their hunting skills, instructors lead safety courses and show outdoorsman the most stylish ways to wear hunter orange. The preserve also encompasses three 10-station sporting-clays course, as well as a grouse bunker, two lighted five-stand courses, and a range for trap and skeet shooting.
A clubhouse gives guests a place to relax, and a kitchen opens for breakfast and lunch—days vary depending on the season. It also houses a pro shop, complete with a gun maker experienced in the English tradition of gun fitting, as well as a sporting gun engraver. The preserve also neighbors the Camanche North Shore Recreation Area, which offers lodging, campgrounds, and further outdoor recreation such as horseback riding and fishing. Other nearby attractions range from historic gold rush sites to vineyards.