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Northern California; a short review of the clubs I routinely shoot at --

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  • Northern California; a short review of the clubs I routinely shoot at --

    1) Coyote Valley Sporting Clays in Morgan Hill, CA. 20 stations, mostly corporate targets but 3 or 4 somewhat challenging, includes a 50' tower; nice practice field area with two stations and 4 traps each; also has a very challenging "Mountain Course" you can shoot with prior arrangement -- hand thrown machines so you need a trapper. Has two skeet fields and a wobble trap field as well. Great folks, very friendly and beautiful "park-like" place to shoot. Does not throw regular registered and very busy most weekends with general public shooting. Rental guns and golf carts available.

    2) Birds Landing just outside of Vacaville, CA. Two separate courses and a practice area. Main course is set mainly geared toward corporate customers, about 15 stations. Back course is about 10 stations and each has 3 or 4 machines on them for lots of variability. Practice field can be shot as available in grid format. Staff is great and course is easy to navigate on foot. Throw a few registered shoots every year, but mostly geared toward fundraiser format. Also do planted pheasant and chukar hunts.

    3) Wing and Barrel Ranch in Sonoma, CA. Private club but open to the public for sporting clays. Course designed by Chris Batha with varied stands at each station to shoot from. Currently set to the softer side as they cater to their clientele which are primarily bird hunters. Rental carts and rental guns available.

    4) Rooster Ranch -- just heard it is no longer

    5) Camanche Hills in Ione, CA -- and yes, it is spelled "Camanche" after a local rancher and not the American Indian. 3 courses of varied difficulty @ 12 to 14 stations per and regularly changed up, white (hardest) red (medium) blue (soft), and two trap fields. Regular monthly registered shoots as well as several fundraiser shoots, great staff and a gorgeous Sierra Foothill setting. Has rental carts available. Also do planted pheasant as well as guided pheasant and duck hunts.

    6) Quail Point in Zamora, CA. HUGE facility, nearly 2000 acres with about 7 different courses they utilize throughout the year for different events. Throw regular monthly registered shoots, that always includes all 3 sub-gauges as well as Pump, SxS, True Pairs, Challenge 50, and frequently includes Super Sporting, 5-stand and/or FITASC. Great staff and some of the best targets you'll shoot anywhere in the country. Matt Emig and Dave Martin regularly set for nearby state shoots as well as a few of the past Nationals. Open, hilly terrain that they use to maximum efficiency to challenge you. Targets regularly changed. They also do planted and guided pheasant and chukar hunts.
    Last edited by Jacksback; January 8th, 2019, 05:46 AM.
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