Welcome to Ghost Town Sporting Clays
Ghost Town Sporting Clays, located near Parker, South Dakota, overlooks the Vermilion River on the abandoned site of Finlay, a small short-lived village started in 1876. Rabbit targets race down along the spill way where John Norton’s flour mill once stood, teal spring up between the century old cottonwoods, and one of two towers overlooks what is left of the earthen dam, throwing targets in all four directions.
Since opening in the summer of 1993, Ghost Town Sporting Clays has thrown more NSCA registered targets than any other course in the State of South Dakota, hosting as many as 12 tournaments a year. With 20 different shooting fields, along with portable throwing machines, Ghost Town has thrown over 200 different target presentations. This means that every tournament has something new for the shooting enthusiasts. In 1997, Ghost town added a portable NSCA 5-Stand to its facilities. Not only is the 5-stand an added attraction to Ghost Town’s tournaments but it also travels to various trap clubs drawing more shooters into the game of sporting clays. Our 5-stand was also featured at both the Nebraska and South Dakota State Shoots in 1998 and again at the Nebraska State Shoot in 2002. This addition has also enabled Ghost Town to introduce many shooters to the new game of FITASC.
Besides hosting the 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010 South Dakota State NSCA Tournaments, Ghost Town Sporting Clays is the only course in the nation hosting the Benelli Challenge. Annually, we throw flurries of up to 6 targets to shooters with Benelli semi-automatic shotguns with extended tubes to hold 9 shells. No target is scored lost until it hits the ground or your gun is empty. It is not uncommon for a shooter to use 175 rounds on 100 targets. At the Fall Benelli Challenge, the Benelli Shotgun Company sponsors an exhibition with Tom Knapp, the world record holder by breaking 9 targets, one at a time, before they hit the ground.
The owners at Ghost Town Sporting Clays place a great amount of emphasis on our customers having an enjoyable time. Many of our targets are relatively easy to break, helping to keep the new shooters coming back and yet we always throw some challenging targets to keep the experienced shooters happy. More than anything else, we have found that when you break a lot of targets, you have a lot of fun. The numbers speak for themselves, since opening in 1993, Ghost Town is rapidly approaching the 1 million mark in targets thrown, drawing from a base of over 400 shooters not only from South Dakota and neighboring states, but as far away as California and Canada.
We at Ghost Town Sporting Clays are proud of our reputation and strive to do everything possible to keep our customers coming back. Tournaments results are emailed out within one day after the shoot (email registration required). Free lunch is served at most of the tournaments. Costs are kept as low as possible with profits going back into course improvements and facilities. We strive to do everything possible to make your Ghost Town experience a memorable one.
2010 South Dakota Registered Shoot Schedule / Results
Ghost Town Sporting Clays and Gary’s Gun Shop present the Challenge!
Fall: September 26th
Targets will be thrown flurry style, with up to 6 targets thrown at once.
Benelli USA Shotguns
Torresdal Chucker Traps
FOR MORE DETAILS CALL:
Ghost Town Sporting Clays – (605) 647-5691
Gary's Gun Shop – (605) 332-6119
Steve Naatjes – (605) 647-2349
Gene Stapleton – (605) 647-5641
Vince Plucker -  297-4860
E-mail us: email@example.com
Mobile 5-Stand Now Available!
Call for pricing details on minimums and mileage, etc.
Contact Steve Naatjes at (605) 332-6119 or
Ghost Town Sporting Clays
 647-5691 or  647-5641
Hours of Operation: Ghost Town is open to the public on Tournament Dates or by Appointment only. Shoots start at 9:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM.
Fields: Our range is designed with a hunter course (blue) and an expert course (red). Every station has two automatic throwers. Sometime we'll even throw in a few stations of Super Sporting. Course layout is changed for every tournament. NSCA 5-Stand and a FITASC course is also available.
Clubhouse: 1200+ square feet of indoor area with tables and chairs. Free lunch served at every shoot.
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2009 (2008 shooting year) South Dakota All State Team
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