AP NEWS

Clays for Conservation fundraiser set for Jan. 15

December 22, 2016 GMT

Shooters of all experience and skill levels, as well as people who just want to watch, will be welcome at Clays for Conservation next month.

The fundraiser for the Aiken Land Conservancy will be held Jan. 15 at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Palmetto Shooting Complex, 535 Gary Hill Road in Edgefield.

Professional instruction will be available for beginning shooters.

Registration will start at 10 a.m., and sporting clays competition and instruction will begin at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a Southern style catered lunch at noon that will include a bar with Bloody Marys, beer and wine.

In addition, there will be a silent auction.

Additional shooting games, including Flurry, Wobble and Rabid Rabbits, will be offered for $10 per round.

Tickets are $75 for spectators and $125 apiece for beginning, experienced and junior shooters.

Prizes will be awarded for best adult, top scoring team, best beginner and best junior.

Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting. It simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting by providing a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances and target sizes.

Sporting clays also is known as “golf with a shotgun” because competitions take place on courses with shooting stations that are laid out over natural terrain.

For more information about Clays for Conservation, call the Aiken Land Conservancy at 855-252-5263 or visit www.conserveaiken.org, click on the News & Events tab at the top of the home page and then click on Upcoming Events on the drop-down menu.

The Aiken Land Conservancy preserves open, undeveloped space in Aiken County and the surrounding area.