Welcome to Black Dog Clays

Boise's Premiere Shooting Range

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About Black Dog Clays

Situated just minutes from downtown Boise, Idaho, Black Dog Clays awaits shooters on South Cole Road, 5 miles south of I-84. Our NSCA affiliated club is open to the public Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The challenging 12-station course is situated on a flat plateau with distant views of the Boise Front. The course has many interesting target presentations with challenging downhill shots, targets launched from a 35 foot tower and an elevated stand that accents the natural desert terrain.

All shooting stations on the sporting course are operated by an electronic system that launches targets as well as keeps track of targets thrown. A unique feature allows programming a delay in the launch, providing the opportunity for solo shooters to shoot and practice by themselves. A 5-stand features a variety of target presentations in a compact setting and a Skeet range is available as well.

Black Dog Clays offers corporate outings and large group shooting on days of the week when closed to public shooting.

Spring, Summer and Fall Leagues are forming now and provide for a great way to shoot with your friends, mixing a little friendly competition with some welcomed relaxing social time.

Looking for a National Sporting Clays Association affiliated competition? We have you covered with monthly registered events starting in January and ending in September. Just in time for Regional and National tournaments.

Instruction at all levels available by our own NSCA Certified Instructor, Mike Barbero. 

Corporate Outings & Team Building 

Black Dog Clays offers corporate outings and large group shooting on days of the week when closed to public shooting.

Please download, print and complete the Black Dog Clays Liability & Release Form and the Black Dog Clays Reservation Form. Bring them with you when you arrive at Black Dog Clays for your event. The forms must be completed prior to any shoots. (Please use two-sided printing, if you can.)


General Public

Sporting Clays
Sporting Clays


 25 Targets
25 Targets
50 Targets
100 Targets


$ 7.00
$ 8.75


$ 6.00
$ 7.00
+ Active Service**,
+ Kids 17 & Under
+ Senior Citizens 65+
**Military, Police & Fireman ~ ID Required

Shooting Instruction by NSCA Certified Instructor

Mike Barbero of Clays Coaching, LLC

Shotgun Sports Instruction for Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Wingshooters. Love of shooting sports paired with love for coaching is the driving force for Mike Barbero in establishing Clays Coaching, LLC. As a partner in Black Dog Clays, Inc, a Boise area Sporting Clays Range, Mike, as Head Instructor, has the place to share what he has learned over the past fourteen years of shooting and competing in this exciting and infectious sport. The National Sporting Clays Association offers instructor training and helps to establish guidelines for instructors in the field. As a NSCA member and Certified Instructor, Mike Barbero enjoys developing shooters by improving their understanding of the intricacies of the game and providing instructional programs fitted to the individuals current skill level.

Classes - Learn from a Trained Professional Instructor

  •     Individual and Small Groups
  •     Sporting Clays and Wingshooting
  •     Beginning Basics to Competition Coaching

Visit www.ClaysCoaching.com for more information or call Mike at 208-941-3420

2017 NSCA Events & Results

DateNSCA ShootsLocationResults
January 28End of Duck SeasonBlack Dog ClaysClick here
February 11Sweetheart ShootBlack Dog ClaysClick here
February 25Snow BowlBurley Trap ClubClick here
Mardh 18St. Patrick's Day ShootBlack Dog ClaysClick here
April 9Scott Jones MemorialBurley Trap ClubClick here
April 1450 Bird 5-StandSkyline Gun Club
April 22-23Cookie ShootBlack Dog ClaysClick here
May 6Idaho OpenBurley Trap Club
May 20Clays Coaching Shoot
(Non-NSCA Event)
Black Dog ClaysClick here
May 27-28State Shoot Warm UpBurley Trap Club
June 2-4Ronald McDonald House
(Click above for more info)
Black Dog ClaysClick here & Click here
June 2-4State Warm UpSkyline Gun Club
June 14-18Idaho State ChampionshipBurley Trap Club
June 17Super Fun Shoot
(Non-NSCA Event)
Black Dog ClaysClick here
July 15-16Snake River ShootoutBurley Trap Club
July 22Ducks Unlimited Camo ShootBlack Dog ClaysClick here
July 29-30Mid Summer ShootSkyline Gun club
August 5-6Gem State ChallengeBurley Trap Club
August19Super Sporting Clays Black Dog ClaysClick here
September 2Milner MadnessBurley Trap Club
September 163 Bird ShootBlack Dog ClaysClick here
Sept. 30-Oct.1Smoke 'em ShootBurley Trap Club

Congratulations to the Following Idaho Shooters for Making the 2017 NSCA All-State Team!

Open Class

Open:    Mark Johnson
Open:    Kelly Munsee
Open:    William Hunter Hancock
Open:    Gary Welch
Open:    Doug M Chase 

Master, AA, A, B, C, D & E Classes

Master: Mike Barbero
AA: Dyke Jones
A: Bryan Luckie
B: Rex Blackburn
C: Ron Swafford
D: Charles Cooke
E: Casey Dilley 

Veteran, Super Vet, Super Senior Vet Classes 

Veteran:     Scott Abo
Super Vet:   Alan D. Caba
Super Senior Vet:   Bill Wiesehahn

Lady, Sub Junior, Junior Classes

Lady: Stephenie Hyer
Sub Junior: Tanner L Holmquist
Junior: Carter Howell 

2017 Spring League

Starts: March 29
Ends: May 24

2018 Spring League Dates tbd

2017 Summer League

Starts: May 31
Ends: July 26

2018 SummerLeague Dates tbd

2017 FallLeague

Starts: August 2
Ends: September 27

2018 Fall League Dates tbd

Congrats to Our 2017 Summer League Winning Teams:

The High Net award goes to team "Good, Bad, and the Ugly" and The High HDCP award goes to team "Old Dogs"





Advertise your Business

We are offering you the opportunity to advertise your business by sponsoring a station. Your business name will be prominently displayed on the stand. We are asking $200 per year. All of your advertising dollars will be used to improve the course and your shooting experience. If you are interested please contact Phil Jones at 362-9801.