Clay shooting is also called clay pigeon shooting, a reminder of a time when live birds were used as targets. Now, participants shoot flying clay discs using shotguns. The sport challengers shooters with moving targets that fly with a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations and distances.
The sport requires some hand- eye co-ordination and arm strength as the shotguns are heavy and do have some recoil. The sense of achievement is instantaneous when you hit your first flying target. Though not for the faint of heart, this event is incredibly exhilarating and exciting.
There are various disciplines within the sport.