Location, Hours, and What to Expect
What days & hours are you open?
We are Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. “Last Call” is at 3:30pm.
We are Closed for Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, New Year’s day & Easter.
Where are you located?
619 Sporting Hill Drive, Dawsonville, GA 30534. (The closest road before our driveway is Bannister Rd. off Hwy 9 South.) See “More…> Directions” page.
Do you have to make a reservation to come shoot?
No. We are a “first come, first serve” facility. (large groups of 6 or more see below.)
How do you shoot the Sporting Clays course?
After you decide which course you would like to shoot, we will load a “Wi-card” with the targets for the course, plus we will give you enough extra clays for your group to view ONE A bird and ONE B bird so you can see where they are coming from and a few extra for broken birds or misfires.When you will drive the golf cart to the 1st station there will be a blue control box with a controller connected to it and a card hanging up telling you how many each person will shoot. Slide the shooting card into the clip on the control box. The shooter will then get into the shooting window and only then does he/she load the shotgun. Get into shooting position and yell “PULL!” At that point someone in your group will push the “A” button on the controller. You will then shoot that bird and at the sound of the gun, they will push the “B” button. The shooter will shoot it as well. That will then be ONE PAIR shot. If the card says, for example, 3 Report Pair, each shooter will shoot 6 targets. Some cards will say, “True Pair”. There is a third button on the controller which will say True Pair. That is when both machines will throw at the same time. You will take either 6 or 8 shots at each station if you are on either the RED, BLUE or WHITE Sporting Clay Courses. When you get done with the course you will need to RETURN the “Wi-card” to the front desk to check out.
Scorecards are at the front desk-one card per shooter OR download the “Clays Tracker” app for iphones.
What if I have never shot a shotgun before?
We welcome people who are new to the sport of shotgun shooting, but we strongly urge every inexperienced shooter to bring someone with shotgun shooting experience. We have several licensed shooting instructors you can schedule a lesson with. We politely ask that you do not show up with a large group of 8 or more and nobody has every shot a shotgun before. We may not have the personnel to accomodate or a certified instructor.
(see “Our Instructors” page)
What is the difference between Skeet, Trap, 5 Stand & Sporting Clays?
The difference between skeet and trap is that with Skeet, most of the targets are crossing targets. In shooting Trap, all of the targets are outgoing targets that are moving away from you from one Wobble machine. Five Stand is very similar to Sporting Clays in that there is a wide variety of target presentations that are thrown. There are five spots to shoot from. There are typically 6 and 8 machines that throw targets. Various combinations of targets are thrown from the machines. Participants shoot in turn at each of the 5 spots. There will be a menu card posted that will advise the shooters of the sequence of targets. Five Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking. Here at EVSC our 5 Stand is set up for advance shooters and you will need a member of our staff to pull for you.
It looks like you are already having an event on the day I wanted to come out and shoot. Can I still come out and shoot on the courses?
Yes, you sure can! Even when there is an event going on, there are several other courses available for you to come out and shoot on.