target shooting is another important part of the NILO experience.
Every guest - no matter how much time he's had in the blind or field
- appreciates the opportunity to warm up the swing and sharpen the
eye by powdering some clay.
hunting guides also make good use of the time spent on the range.
A few hours of observation gives them a chance to qualify the skill
each guest has with a gun. It's also the best place to review field
and make suggestions on how to lead the target and follow-through.
Guests at the NILO Clay Target Range can select from a variety of
fast-paced, skill sharpening games. In addition to the traditional
competition of smoking 25 out of 25 straight clays in Trap or Skeet,
NILO offers two unique adaptations to these traditional clay target
shooting games: Riverside Skeet and the infamous Crazy
Skeet is a 25 shot game played from five consecutive stations.
One bird is thrown from the left, one from the right, a random target
and then a pair from each station. To make the sport more interesting,
the shooter must have his gun "at ready" when calling
for the target.
Quail is another NILO specialty. The shooter stands in one spot
about 22 yards behind the trap. On his command, a target is thrown
randomly by the trap operator in any one of 360 degrees. The operator
is stationed below ground level and the shooter has no knowledge
- or control - of the next target's direction. Needless to say,
if you powder ten out of ten, your name gets posted on a very short
and prestigious roster back at the Clubhouse!
also offers guests two exciting Sporting Clays games. Sporting
Clays - often referred to as "golf with a shotgun"
- give shooters the opportunity to test their skills under a variety
of diverse shooting conditions. NILO's Ten Station Sporting Clays
course - located throughout a wide variety of open and wooded environments
- serves up targets in realistic and unique fashions. With names
like "Springing Teals," "Darting Doves," and
"Whistling Woodies," you better be ready for fun-filled
and fast-paced action.
also has a convenient Five Stand Sporting set-up. Located
on the Riverside Skeet Field, this game also offers guests all the
shooting challenges of a Sporting Clays course - without the walk!