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Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is the art of shooting at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets, with a shotgun.

The terminology commonly used by clay shooters often relates to times past, when live pigeon competitions were held.

Although such competitions were made illegal in 1921, a target is still called a 'target', a hit is referred to as a 'hit' and the machine which projects the targets is known as a 'trap'.

The Association holds an informal clay shoot on a private ground just North of Bedford, on the morning of the second Sunday of the month. Shotguns are available for those who do not own their own guns, and informal tuition is usually available.

Non-members are welcome, however please confirm your attendance with the Shotgun Captain.

Shooting starts at 10AM and finishes around 12 noon

The shoot is situated in a field just outside the Cambridgshire village of Kimbolton - North of Bedford. See the map below. The entrance to the field is situated opposite a few houses and can be easily missed if you are not paying attention. You are welcome to park on the verge of the main road (recommended in the wetter months) or drive down the track where there is plenty of parking right next to the shoot.

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