Almost all lessons are given at Fowler Farms Sporting Clays, 490 Fowler Farms Road, Hot Springs, NC. If you have other requests, please contact me. Please visit www.fowlerfarmssportingclays.com for driving directions and other information about the club.

Like any new sport or activity, having a firm grasp of the fundamentals will greatly shorten your learning curve toward proficiency. If you merely grab a box of shells and start firing away, you will only reinforce bad habits into muscle memory that will ultimately have to be unlearned in order to improve.

Fowler Farms rents both Over/Under shotguns as well as semi-automatic shotguns in both 12 gauge and 20 gauge for a very reasonable fee. I will happily explain the pros and cons of each and help you select a gun that’s right for you.

Generally speaking, any shotgun ammunition labeled as “target” should be fine. Please know that only lead sizes of 7.5, 8, or 9 are allowed on most sporting clays courses. Be aware that shotgun shells come in different gauges. You should know what gauge (size) of ammo you need before purchase.

Yes. Currently shells sell for $7.25/box. In the typical lesson, expect to shoot at least 100 shells.

No special clothing is required. Wear anything that is comfortable for you. I highly recommend closed-toe footwear.

Yes. It can be fun and cost-effective to take a lesson with family or friends. Please visit the “Rates” tab for more information. The best results are usually achieved when all students are approximately at the same skill level.

Fowler Farms is open for business Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Other times, except Sunday, may be possible with permission from the Fowler family. If you’re reluctant to take a lesson with other shooters on the course, contact Jon to arrange a time when the club is closed.