Welcome

We offer the whole family:
Five Skeet Fields;
Two Trap Fields - One with Double Trap;
50-100 Bird Sporting Clays Course;
Five Stand Sporting Clays; and
25 - 300 yard Rifle/Pistol Range. Fees »

Hours of Operation

Wed: 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sun: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Shooting Range: 10:00am to 1/2 hr before sunset
Please note scheduled events take precedence over informal shooting. View Calendar » & What's New »

Location

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THE CLUBHOUSE WILL BE COLD!!
860 Rogers Road
Linwood, Michigan 48634
Phone: 989.631.9944. Directions »
Any questions about club happenings or this website, please email Club.

 

THE CLUBHOUSE

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The Clubhouse is the hub of the Bay County Conservation & Gun Club. Often times many members will be found enjoying the company of other members at the "round table," telling stories or just watching other members on the skeet fields. The Clubhouse has ample seating, a full kitchen, restroom facilities and supplies to purchase such as ammo, shooting glasses and various snacks and beverages. All non-member visitors are required to stop in the clubhouse and let the manager on duty know they are at the club. All shotgun clay target shooters are required to use the field sign-up sheet in the clubhouse, and pay for their rounds. There is always a manager on duty during open hours to answer any questions you may have.

THE RIFLE RANGE

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The Rifle Range consists of one cement bench and seven wood benches. It is 300 yards long. You can shoot rifles, pistols and shotguns (with slugs only). No buckshot. The benches on the rifle range are covered under a pavilion to shield shooters from the weather and sunlight during the summer heat. This pavilion was donated in May, 2007 by a long-standing member. Members have an option to purchase a rifle range card which will gain them entrance to the range even when the club is closed. Otherwise, members and guests can shoot at the range for a minimal fee during club hours. Non-members are required to have a member with them while on the range. Please bring your own paper targets.

THE SKEET FIELDS

Skeet Shooting is a shotgun shooting sport where a clay target is released from one of two skeet houses, either low house or high house, and both houses. The targets fly left to right and right to left. The target flight, speed, size, and trajectory all stay the same in skeet and instead the shooter moves to 8 stations on a skeet field. Skeet squad size can vary from 2 up to 5 or 6. It can be greater than 6 only when all other shooters agree to the size. The BCC&GC has five skeet fields and they all feature lights for night time shooting. We have trappers that are available to pull for you or if you are with others, you may pull for each other. Periodically, the BCC&GC hosts NSSA registered skeet shoots. These shoots will be scheduled and are found on the Events page.

THE TRAP FIELDS

The layout of trap shooting is different from skeet shooting in that there is only one house that releases targets and the shooters only move through 5 different positions. Trap shooting has been a sport since at least 1793 when it used real birds, usually the Passenger Pigeon, which was extremely abundant at the time. Fake birds were introduced around the time of the American Civil War as the Passenger Pigeon was nearing extinction and sufficient numbers were not reliably available. BCC&CG has fully automated traps that will release the clay pigeon as soon as you yell, "pull."

FIVE STAND



Five Stand is a type of shotgun sport shooting similar to sporting clays, trap and skeet. There are five stations, or stands and six to eight strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps). Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of clay birds. Each station will have a menu card that lets the shooter know the sequence of clay birds he or she will be shooting at (i.e. which trap the clay bird will be coming from). Our five stand targets include a rabbit, chandelle, overhead, standard skeet high house and low house shots, teal (launched straight up into the air), and an incoming bird.

SPORTING CLAYS

Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as "golf with a shotgun" because a typical course includes from 10 to 15 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes.

The BCC&GC has two courses A and B, that can be shot alone for 50 birds or combined for 100 birds. Each course consists of 8-10 stations, with each station presenting targets from trap machines. There are between 5 to 10 targets shot at each station for a total outing of 50 to 100 targets per person. Targets are thrown as singles and pairs. A pair of targets may be thrown as a true pair, as a following pair or on report. Numerous hunting conditions are simulated by combining various speeds and angles with different types of clay targets. Each station is unique. Throughout our course, the shooters might see targets crossing from either side, coming inward, going outward, flying straight up, rolling on the ground, arcing high in the air, or thrown from towers. The possible target presentations are limited only by safety considerations, the terrain, and the imagination of our course designers. The configuration of the stations are changed to maintain interest for the shooters and for environmental preservation of the course. Golf carts are available to rent for those shooters who would prefer to ride than walk.

For more photos of the above facilities please visit our Photo Gallery