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Try Clay Shooting

Have you ever wanted to have a go or try clay shooting (also known as Clay Pigeon Shooting and Clay Bird Shooting) in a safe environment?

The Hutt Valley Clay Target Club provides for non-members to try their hand at clay target shooting at our grounds in Upper Hutt which is about 30 minutes drive from the centre of Wellington.

All coaching is provided under the direct supervision of senior club members who will teach you firearms safety, safe shotgun shooting skills, and the techniques to break clays.

Novice Coaching

Generally, on the fourth Saturday of each month, the Club holds Novice Coaching sessions.

These sessions enable members of the public and new club members to try clay target shooting under the direct supervision of senior members of our Club.

We will teach you firearms safely and basic firearms handling skills.

Each session should last about 60 minutes and provides for the shooting of 25 targets for a modest fee.

Shooters are required to note that this sport is an outdoor activity so closed-toe shoes and suitable clothing is required. The club will provide shotguns, appropriate ammunition, and a coach.

Here’s a list of the next scheduled Novice Coaching Days :

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These days can experience high demand so to ensure we have sufficient coaches on hand and to minimise any delays we run a roster system.

To book your Novice Coaching session, email our team ( the week before your desired session.

Additionally, by providing details of any previous shooting experience you may have and your age group, we can better match you to the most suitable coach.

Individual Coaching

Do you need help perfecting your shooting technique?

The Hutt Valley Clay Target Club can provide personalised one on one coaching for shooters wanting to extend their skills.

We will customise the session around your needs to help you attain your shooting goals.

This coaching is provided on an ad-hoc basis when required.

To book your session contact (

Overseas Visitors

At times the club holds events that visitors from overseas come to attend. If you are coming from overseas you will need a permit to get your firearms into the country.

You can apply for this permit online:

When filling in this application you will need to provide details of where you are going to store the gun securely, who you will store it with, and a New Zealand firearm license number.

You are welcome to store your firearm in the gun safe at the Clubrooms during our shoot events, however, do get in touch with someone from our committee who can provide you details of a hosting NZ Firearms license.

You can find contact details for our secretary here.