Are you looking for the best Texas clay shooting locations in the state? Some say that there are very few sports in life as enjoyable and exciting as clay pigeon shooting! Clay pigeon shooting, also known as clay target shooting, and formally known as Inanimate Bird Shooting, is shooting a firearm at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets.

The terminology commonly used in the past by clay shooters refers to when live-pigeon competitions were held. We have listed below some locations throughout Texas that have clay shooting stands. We have enjoyed and can highly recommend two of these locations – Lajitas Resort & Spa in Lajitas and Ox Ranch in Uvalde.

Lajitas Resort
Ox Ranch

North Texas

Dallas Gun Club (Dallas)

The club offers skeet, 10 fields, 8 lighted; Trap, 7 fields, 5 lighted; Sporting Clays, 24 stations across two separate courses; Five-Stand; International Bunker Trap; Powder Pigeon (360 degree trap); Helice (ZZ Bird); Rifle/Pistol Range; Shotgun Patterning Board.

Central Texas

Ox Ranch (Uvalde)

Ox Ranch offers skeet shooting with eight shooting stations placed in a semi-circular arrangement. Trap shooting with 25 targets in a “round of trap” which allows a shooter 25 turns. “5 stand” has eight machines that launch rabbits, overheads, chandelles, high house shots, low house shots, teals, and incoming birds; and wobble traps. Clay shooting is the perfect activity for all skill levels and ages!

South Texas

Corpus Christi Gun Club (Corpus Christi)

The 182 acre facility is totally dedicated to the shooting sports. This includes skeet, trap, five stand, pistol, rifle, archery and more. In 2017 they added a 15 station sporting clays course on 45 acres.

West Texas

Lajitas Golf Resort (Big Bend)

This shotgun shooting game using sporting clays, allows shooters of all abilities some of the most exciting target combinations available. One round consists of 25 shots, with groups of shots being taken from each shooting stand.

El Paso Skeet & Trap Club (El Paso)

All our welcome at this family-friendly five stand facility. They have members ready and willing to help those you are beginners.

Simon Trask
Author: Simon Trask

Simon loves Texas and the Great Outdoors. From East Texas pines to West Texas mountains, he calls North Texas home but is always ready to float a river in Hill Country or go fishing on the Gulf Coast. Simon loves camping and road trips as well, whether it's cruising Highway 287, 82, 69 or 281, that's the true way to see what Texas is all about!

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