Sporting Clays - Green Acres Sportsman's Club
We opened our Sporting Clays course last Saturday, following recommended Social distancing Guidelines, it was a very busy weekend and ran successfully, so this is how we are proceeding for the time being.
*Please call ahead to Pre book, Pay for and Schedule a time to come shooting, as we are going to limit the flow of shooters on the course in order to maintain safe distancing.
The Number is 217 395 2588 The Course will be Open, Friday, Saturday & Sunday with First Entries at 9.am and Last Entries at 2.pm.
We are an OPEN SHOOT so all are welcome!
*The clubhouse is closed to the public, there are no refreshments available so please bring with you what you need. *For the first time will be limiting people out onto the current 10 Station course to provide enough space to be safe, calling ahead to schedule a time is IMPERATIVE! PLEASE NOTE:
"Walk ins" will still be allowed, but you may be waiting in your car for a time if the course is already at a safe capacity.
*All Trap release handsets will be wiped down daily,however, you are encouraged to bring your own wipes. *Groups are limited to no larger than 3 people per station at any one time. Hopefully these are short term precautions, and we are pleased to be back open.
From our traditional English Sporting Clays course to the fast and furious pace of our Simulated Driven Wing shooting days we offer clay shooting options that will entertain and challenge all levels of shooter from the Novice to the Serious Competitor!
In 2016 the Green Acres Sporting Clays course was completely redesigned and refurbished under the supervision of our resident English Instructor Keith Coyle.
The current 12 Stations, meander through a beautiful pine forest and rolling prairie with its unique backdrop adding variety to the shooter’s experience.
As a Club shoot we strive to set a well balanced course and change target presentations every month to provide our regular shooters with a fresh challenge.
In addition to Sporting Clays, we also have our separate 5 Stand Course, Unique "Rabbit Skeet" and traditional unlimited Bird Driven Flurry! So there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Through the winter we run 2 separate Super 50 bird 5 Stand Courses, which means you can still shoot your round of 100 Sporting.
We are an Open Shoot so non members are very welcome, our Sporting Clays and all disciplines are open from April till November.
Summer Season Clay Course Prices;
12 Station Colour Coded Sporting Clays Course.
100 Targets: Members $35.00
Non Members $45.00
5 Stand Course.
Standard 25 Bird Round: Members $12.00 -
Non Members $15.00
Rabbit Skeet Range (unique to Green Acres).
25 Target Round Members $12.00 -
Summer Season Opening Times:
Closed: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Open: Thursday by prior booking only
Open: Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
FIRST ENTRIES: 9am LAST ENTRIES: 3 pm
SHOOTING TO FINISH BY 5 pm.
All the courses are operated/buttoned by a Green Acres Member of Staff.
WE OFFER CLAY’S ONLY MEMBERSHIP!
The annual Membership will run from the Month you sign up, cost is $200.00 and includes 200 Free Targets, a $50 voucher towards Shooting Instruction, regular shooting at Members prices means big savings!
Access to exclusive special events such as our “Downton Day Simulated Driven Shoot and
our unique “Smoking Wings” event.
RANGE RULES & CLUB SHOOT POLICIES
All shooters must sign in at the club house before starting to shoot.
Eye & Hearing protection Must be worn by shooters and spectators. A Cap/Hat is also strongly recommended
No shot size larger than 7 1/2 allowed.
Strictly only 2 shells to be loaded at any time.
Guns must be kept broken/breech open until on the shooting station
Do not load or put a shell in any part of the gun until on the shooting station and barrels placed safely over the front bar
Do not close the action until it is your turn to shoot.
Shooters must eject their shells and have gun/breech open before turning around on the shooting station or moving from station to station.
Please keep the stand tidy, pick up all your spent cartridges with the magnet stick provided and place them in the garbage tub.
No Birds & Trap Breakdowns: In the event a machine continues to throw “No Birds” or “Breaks down” Call the club house 217 395 2588 and a member of staff will attend.
Do not attempt to touch or move the machine yourself, THEY ARE DANGEROUS!
Strictly No alcohol to be consumed prior or during shooting
In addition to our Sporting Clay Courses, we offer a range of special event days and services.
Professional expert instruction with Keith Coyle -
Keiths coaching lineage descends directly from the definitive knowledge of the legendary Robert Churchill. Considered as one of the United Kingdoms most traditionally trained and experienced professional shooting instructors.
Instruction across the world has included members of Royal Families as well as internationally successful shots. He is formally recognized by some of the most prestigious gun makers of of Europe, the UK and the U.S.A. including Krieghof, Caesar Guerini, Fausti and Grulla Armas.
Full details for booking instruction & tuition with Keith can be found on our 'Shooting School' Pages.
New for the 2018 Season. - “Smoking Wings!”
The new clay game where “Wing meets Clay”, the shooting sport that has taken the UK by storm in the last 5 years.
Now arrived in central Illinois, the game of simulated driven shooting, it’s a giant “Flurry” on steroids!!!
An event where you will shoot more clays than in any other single day!, its fast it’s furious, no score cards just great shooting fun.
Multiple clays are thrown simultaneously and in rapid succession in the direction of the line of shooters from a bank of wobble traps.
As the day progresses over 4 different locations some 4,000 targets will be thrown and skill levels go from low and fast hedge hoppers to soaring high flying 140’ Midi’s (90’s), be prepared to shoot in region of 350 shells by the day’s end.
Places are limited to 10 shooters, at each location “Guns Buddy Up” so 5 will shoot while 5 will load, then swop roles.
A place on the day costs $250 per shooter, includes coffee and pastries on arrival (Option of cooked buffet breakfast at $7 per plate), home cooked farm house lunch and all clay targets.
To book your place on the fastest growing clay shooting game in the USA call the Green Acres call Keith the Green Acres office on 217 395 2588.
Corporate Day Shoot Packages -
It is an opportunity to express your appreciation and thanks to your Clients, reward your Staff by interactive and challenging involvement or simply to entertain and treat a party of friends and colleagues.
We can offer Clients a range of options to suite all budgets and requirements. Most importantly, unlike the majority of Shooting Grounds, in our programs we do not place a limit on the number of cartridges and shots fired during the course of your day.
For full details regarding our Corporate Day Shoot Packages please contact us today on 217-395-2588 or by using our contact form.
Bachelor / Bachelorette Celebrations -
If you are looking to start your celebrations with a “Bang!” then “Breaking some Clays” is the perfect way. Whether you are an experienced shot or New Comer our Clay Experience is a great introduction to the exciting sport of Clay target shooting and Green Acres programs always blend just the right mix of tuition with a fun team competition - always very popular and guaranteed to bring people together.
Appropriate size Guns for Men & Ladies, matched with training light load ammunition are available and Eye & Hearing protection is provided, so we ensure you will have everything needed for a successful Event.
Fundraiser Events -
Many non profit making organizations, including various chapters from both Pheasants Forever and Ducks unlimited, choose Green Acres to hold their events and raise funds with a “Fun” Sporting Clays Day or a Pro Am Sponsored Competition.
Also many add a post shoot Dinner/Auction to the day.
For full details regarding Fund Raiser Events please contact us today on 217-395-2588 or by using our contact form.
Our famous Green Acres hospitality makes us a great shooting destination, no matter whether you're a social shooter or serious competitor, Green Acres It's The Place To Be!!