Brule Sporting Clays at Ski Brule Resort:

What are Brule Sporting Clays?

Sporting clays is a shotgun shooting game in which clay pigeons are presented to the gunner in ways that mirror the flight pattern of game birds, or occasionally rabbits, in their natural habitats. The shooting grounds are laid out in stations, with each station representing one type of bird or a combination of game; a rabbit and a grouse, for example. At each station, clay pigeons are thrown in pairs or singly. A course consists of several different stations, with a total of 50 or 100 targets. Sometimes birds from the same traps may be shot from different positions, so the gunner sees the same target from entirely different angles, which creates entirely new shooting presentation. With variations in trap position, trap speed, shooting position, and flight paths of different types of target size, targets can come through the trees, straight down, over your head, quartering, going away, left to right, right to left, and in any path a real bird might choose. It’s a great way to prepare for bird season!

Here at Brule Sporting Clays, shooters walk a half-mile course, stopping at shooting stations designed to reproduce natural hunting situations. Road Reaction, 60′ Tower, Grouchy Grouse, Duck Pond and over 50 separate shooting fields are ready for the first time shooter and the competitor. Guns, ammo, instruction, food and beverages are available at the clubhouse. Walk-ins are welcome, reservations appreciated.

50 and 100 Round courses are available daily.  Unlike other shotgun sports, sporting clays is always fresh, new and different.  Different target presentations, new shooting stands weekly and depending on which way the wind blows … the flight pattern can change during your round.  This quick, thinking, reaction and aim is a great way to get ready for bird season.  Sporting Clays is not only for avid shooting sports enthusiasts.  First time shooters have the opportunity to safely learn how to handle a firearm, load and shoot.  Often times breaking targets even on their first attempt shooting.  You’ll be surprised at how much fun you can have shooting.

Everything you need for a day of shooting, including guns, ammo, instruction, food and beverages, is conveniently available for you at the clubhouse.  You never know what you’re going to get at Brule Sporting Clays. Birds in the same trap are sometimes shot from different positions, and there are many variations in trap position, trap speed, shooting position, flight paths and target size. A day on our courses will leave you on your toes and ready for whatever bird season can throw at you.  It’s a family activity found in the northwoods of the Upper Peninsula.

Reservations are appreciated, but walk-ins are also welcome!

  • Open Friday through Sunday in April, May, June, September 1-28 and midweek by reservations.
  • Daily Shooting July 1-August 30
  • 50 Targets for $20 / 100 Targets for $30
  • Gun Rental $10
  • First squad out 9:00 am and last squad 3:00 pm.