Zone 3 Shoot – Hosted by Hill N’ Dale September 16-18, 2011

Shooting Sports

Hill ‘n Dale offers a variety of venues to satisfy your clay target interests. From sporting clays, skeet five stand and trap, we have your game. We also host many famous instructors on a regular basis. Some of our past visiting instructors include John Woolley, Jerry Meyer, Jim Arnold, Andy Duffy, Pat Lieske, Dan Carlisle, and Casey Atkinson. We also have level I shooting instructors on staff that are available throughout the year

The sporting clay course is fully automated with over 50 Lincoln and Autosporter traps. A controlled release system allows the shooters to ‘pull’ for themselves and allows the flexiblity of moving through the course at the squad’s own pace and skill level while keeping track of the number of targets thrown. This has proven to be a great improvement in our course and allows for more reliablity and consistency in our target presentations. There is a second sporting clay course open April through October which presents many open field shots. It is fully automated and has at least two traps on each station.

  1. NSCA and OSCA affiliated
  2. Skeet range
  3. Covered five stand sporting field
  4. Trap – Singles/Doubles
  5. Wobble trap
  6. Host of the Ohio State Sporting Clay Chamionship (1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009)
  7. Host of the Marlin Mid America Cup
  8. Host of the Zone III Championship (2003, 2007) 
  9. Fleet of EZ go Clays Carts 
  10. Beretta Rental guns available
  11. Pro Shop
  12. Shooting instruction

We invite the public to shoot in all registered shoots. We also offer shooting instruction to non-members.

Sporting Clays
We have one of the best sporting clays courses in the Midwest. Designed by world famous course designer, Gordon Phillips, Hill ‘n Dale is well known for its challenging and exciting presentations by utilizing a wide variety of over 50 automatic traps. There is an additional course that is open April-September.  Both courses offer Gen 2 or Gen 3 sporting clay control systems that allow shooters to move through the course/s at their own speed.  Individual shooters can shoot the course/s using the delay feature on the controllers as well.

With over 30 different available stations, A and B courses are set to present different degrees of difficulty. While the A course is more challenging, the B course isn’t to be taken lightly. The course is typically changed once a month to offer new presentations on a regular basis.

The course features three presentations over water, a 50-foot ranger tower, 60 foot double telephone pole tower, and a great variety of woods and field shots. As a shotgunner, you will find that Hill ‘n Dale has what you need. Sporting Clay leagues for members are run in the Summer, Fall and Winter. These leagues run 8-12 weeks in length.

Origin of Sporting Clays
Sporting Clays began in the early 1900’s in England where game bird hunters sought to find the best method for practicing their wing shooting skills. These shotgun enthusiasts could practice their sport by shooting “Clay” targets thrown at various heights, angles, and speeds that simulated shots they could expect to encounter when in pursuit of winged game.

Our skeet/trap field is one of the most popular destinations for the competitive skeet/trap shooter and families alike. Whether you are a well-seasoned skeet/trap competitor or just want to practice your wing shooting, we’re sure you will enjoy our facilities.  The field operates using a token system and a voice activated controller is available for single users also. 

Five Stand Sporting Field
5-Stand is a sport shooting game that many say provides the shooter with the ultimate in enjoyment and variety. 6-8 automatic trap machines are utilized to create an endless variety of target combinations. The 5 stand is now covered so you can enjoy shooting in any weather condition.

Beginner shooters, as well as intermediate and advanced, enjoy the array of targets that can be practiced from the five different shooting stations. This is the perfect place for a quick tune up or to practice that difficult shot that always seems to get away.

Clay Sporting privileges are included in all membership programs.

Safety Regulations

  1. Eye and ear protection is necessary for your safety.
  2. Gun action must be open at all times
  3. Gun may be loaded only when standing on a designated shooting platform.
  4. Load no more than 2 shells at a time.
  5. Use shot not larger than 7-1/2.
  6. Before shooting be sure you have a clear range of fire.

Lodge Hours (For Hill ‘n Dale Members):

Tuesday – Friday     9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday                9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday                  10:00AM – 5:00 PM
Monday Closed

Shooting begins at 9:00am except for instruction ad tournament dates (8:00am).  
All Shooting ends at 7:30 pm (summer)

For additional information, please visit membership information.

ZONE 3 States consist of:MI, WV, IN, OH, KY


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