The primary purpose of the Montana Sporting Clays Association is to promote and develop shooting sports at all levels of participation. MSCA focuses on sporting clays and youth involvement.
On this site you will find information on the various clubs, shoots, special events located in our area as including neighboring states.
The Beginning of Sporting Clays
Sporting Clays is the closest thing to actual field shooting of all shotgun sports. The sport dates back to England in the early 1900s when trap shooting used live pigeons. With the introduction of clay targets, the sport began to take on the popular form known today. But rather than using standardized distances, target angles and target sizes, sporting clays courses are designed to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheasants and even rabbits. Six different sizes of clay targets give the participant the experience of actual hunting conditions, so you can see why the sport is so popular with hunters. (excerpt from the NSCA website.)