Become a Shotgun Shooting Instructor 2024!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

July 26 – July 28


This shotgun instructors certification course is a program developed by Dave Fiedler, a nationally renown shotgun shooting instructor with over 30 years experience, and sanctioned by the youth shooting sports organization USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports (USAYESS).

If you’re interested in becoming a shotgun instructor with certification, sign up today! This course was designed to provide new instructors with the knowledge and ability to teach the fundamentals, such as stance (foot and body position), proper gun fit, evaluating eye dominance, visually acquiring the target and reading the signs for ’cause and effect’ of lost targets. With the knowledge gained from this course you will be equipped to instruct beginning students of all ages in the recreational shotgun sports.

Together we will enlighten and secure the future of our shooting sports! For more information on this shotgun instructors course contact Dave Fiedler or Vandy Fiedler at (503) 792-3431 or [email protected].


During this course student instructors will be working with student shotgunners while being supervised by head instructor Dave Fiedler.

Student shotgunners who are beginners to intermediate level shooters will gain fundamental skills, techniques and tools while working on the clay target games of Sporting Clays, Skeet and Trap.

This is a great opportunity to gain professional instruction at a fraction of the cost!

Student Instructor Schedule


Student instructors will be shooting on Friday so be sure to bring your shotgun and a case of shells.



The cost to participate as a student instructor is $500 plus target fees.

Student Shooter Schedule

Limited to 12 shooters per time slot.
Time slots available are:

9am – 11:30am
1pm – 3:30pm

9am – 11:30am
1pm – 3:30pm

The cost to participate as a student shotgunner is $65 per person per time slot and covers:

♦ Instruction
♦ All targets
♦ Use of a rental shotgun*

*Must purchase shells from our pro shop for use in rental shotguns

Lunch will be available for purchase on-site or feel free to bring your own.
(Student Instructors Only)

Sign Up
To sign up for the instructors course as a student instructor or shotgunner, please call the clubhouse at 503-792-3431 or email us at [email protected].

Salem Trap & Skeet Member Appreciation Day

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Salem Trap & Skeet Club along with Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School, invite you to a special  Member Appreciation Day
Saturday, June 22nd, 10:00-2:00pm.
This will be a day full of shooting, drawings for great prizes, with food, fellowship and fun.
Members must have purchased a membership or be in good standing by June 21, 2024.
Enter the drawing to win the following:
  • Beretta A400 Xcel, valued at $2,199
  • Pilla Outlaw, 3 lens shooting glasses, valued at $1,200
  • Drawing tickets are $25 each, the more tickets you buy the more chances to win!
  • Contact William  [email protected]

Drawings will be held at high noon for many other great prizes such as:
  • Beretta gun case and backpack
  • Flats of RIO or Fiocchi Ammo
  • Free lessons with Mid Valley Clay Instructors
  • Family portrait package
  • Plus much, much more!
But the “big deal of the day” is that the first 100 current members who arrive will receive 100 free sporting clays targets on a count-down card, but can shoot additional targets for just $0.34 cents ea. Free and reduced-price targets must be shot on June 22, 2024.
Helice targets can also be shot for $2.50/each on June 22, 2024 only! No limit!
So save the date & mark your calendars. Plan to join the party, meet your Board Members, meet other Members, and have a good time!  We look forward to a fun-filled day as we celebrate the folks who make the Club possible, our Members!
The Board
Salem Trap and Skeet Club

Blaser New Models & Engravings

Blaser’s new F16 Pro designed by Cory Kruse has landed at Mid-Valley Clays’ Pro Shop. We even have one available in our rental fleet. Come try before you buy.

Some details:

  • Adjusted pitch angle ready for competition
  • Added weight in stock and barrels, perfectly balanced
  • RHINO ported barrel
  • Custom G1 RHINO ported competition chokes
  • KICK-EEZ butt pad
  • Each purchase donates to Warrior Health

Krieghoff Factory Service @ Fall Classic Tournament

To all Krieghoff shooters on the west coast – for the first time, Krieghoff will provide on-site factory service during our Fall Classic Tournament on September 9-11, 2022. If you’ve been putting off your annual service, now is the time to schedule it. Time slots will only be available during one of those three days and can be scheduled on the Krieghoff web site using this link –>>

You must state the event in the ‘message box’ in order to get on the schedule.

Target-Setting Class for Sporting Clays

Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School
Target Setting 101

6181 Concomly Rd NE, Gervais, OR 97026

Tuesday May 17th will be working on Sporting Clays target setting from 8:30 am – 6 pm

8:30 Class room

  • Introduce Students
    • Why are you taking this class?
    • What are you looking to get out of this class?
  • What makes a good target and why?
    • Rules to live by in setting targets
    • Which colors to use and why?
    • Type and size different targets
    • Using the line of the target (what is the line of a target)
    • Using terrain 

9:30 break

  • How to entertain the shooters not punish them
    • What is an easy target to you? Why?
    • Mix up the presentations, not all quartering away 
    • What is your “go-to target?” What does that mean?
    • Punish? what does that mean?  
    • How do you know when the sets are good?
  • Which traps and targets to use and why
    • What should a modern trap be able to do?
    • Why use different size targets?

10:30 Break

  • Shoot Some of Mid-Valley shooting targets
    • Why are they challenging? Speed? Distance? Edgy? Color? Sight? 
    • What Targets do you have trouble with?
    • What targets do you love to shoot? 
    • What have you noticed that is hard for other shooters? 
  • How to set club/soft and challenging world-class targets 
    • Spring soft?
    • Trap targets?
    • Incoming?
    • What makes the target a challenging world-class target? Distance? Speed?
    • What is a club-fundraiser target?
  • How make a menu 
    • True pair
    • Report pair
    • Following pair
    • Good menu can make up for iffy target’
    • Bad menu can mess up good targets 

12 noon lunch (included with class)

1:00 pm 

  • You will set 2-5 (if time permits) sporting stands with 2 traps per stand
    • Each student will have? stands to set for Boy Scout shoot
    • Each student should have helper to move traps (I hope) 

3:30 pm

  • We will shoot most stands and discuss what was good and why
    • Was it fun?
    • Was it all different? Thinking outside the box?
    • Challenge the shooter? But not too much?
    • Could you see the target & did you have time to shoot it?

5:30 pm

  • 10) Review Objectives and Outcomes
    • What is expected of you if you set targets at big event
    • Did you get what you wanted from the class?
    • What could have made the class better?
    • Write a review of the class

Thank you for participating in this target setting class!

MVC Ladies Group

Hey Ladies! Are you a shotgun shooter looking to shoot with other like-minded women?

Or are you a lady aspiring to be a shotgun shooter or just learn more about shotgun sports?

Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School is hosting a monthly informal ladies get-together on the third Sunday of every month from 2-4 pm. The next get-together is Sunday, November 20, 2022.  Future dates include Sunday, December 18, 2022 and Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Bring your gear and find some new shooting buddies or, if you’re new to the sport, show up and get some words of wisdom from those a little further along in their shooting sports journey.

This is a no-host event, so if you wind up shooting, the normal target & rental fees and ammo prices apply.

There’s no cost to network and ask questions.

Meet inside the clubhouse building at 6181 Concomly Road NE, Gervais, OR 97026

Lissa Funk is the organizer and point of contact:  mailto:[email protected]