Flying Rabbit Sporting Clays

Skeet: no | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: yes | FITASC: no | Other: yes | Birds: no
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I81 exit # 240--Mt Crawford
West on Rte 257
0.4 mile> then right at the 1st light onto Rte 11 North, South Valley Pike.
0.7 mile> First traffic light (Oakwood Drive) turn right,cross bridge and follow the gravel road to the club house.

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Club Type: Public
Contact: Danny and Tracy Harding
Location: 5537 South Valley Pike  Mt Crawford, VA 22841
Phone: (540) 574-2529 (574-CLAY)
Club Hours:
The Flying Rabbit Sporting Clays is under new ownership!! We are an NSCA registered range offering Wobble Trap,5 Stand, and a full sporting course.
Still open to the public with no reservations necessary. Gun rentals available. Call for details regarding hosting an event with us.
Check in on our Facebook page for upcoming events. Summer Hours are from April to October...Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 10AM to 6PM on Thursday through Saturday and from Noon to 6PM on Sunday.

Winter Hours are from November to March...Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 10AM to 5PM on Friday and Saturday. Noon to 5PM on Sunday.

Other times by appointment.


22 Reviews

  1. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I moved to the area last fall and have been shooting at the “Rabbit” ever since. Try to shoot every weekend when I’m in town. Great staff. Mix up the course on a regular basis. Highly recommended.

  2. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This a great hidden gem in the valley. Extremely friendly staff and quality facility. The wobble trap was a great warm up for our family and then we hit the Sportong Clays. A large Variation in shots both in the woods and over open fields. Some very tough ones out there, but fun to try anyway. We look forward to coming back soon.

  3. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    My wife and I were staying at a B&B near by. We decided to give Flying Rabbit a try and we are glad we did. Other then signing a standard release form, you would swear you were shooting with family. Course was Challenging, we did take most of the targets as singles or on report. We never felt pressured and enjoyed the stroll through the woods.

  4. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Shot the 16 station course twice today…relaxing. Great setup. Felt VERY welcomed by the staff. Nice walk station to station. Will definitely return frequently. Target presentation ranged from the easy to the really impossible simo. My partner and I shot all simos around the course and there were two stations that got the best of us. There were more stations that were a lot of fun and challenging but doable. A lot of nice shots in and out of the trees, some nice field shots some low, fast crossers…even the upside down invisible presentation. One of my favorites.

  5. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    On a family vacation to Massanutten Resort, my extended family took the opportunity to shoot the Flying Rabbit. We went first, on a Sunday, 17 April 2011, and found the course challenging, attractive, with great automated traps, well-maintained paths and stations. My novice father-in-law loved it so much, he wants to install traps on his acreage in Washington State. We liked it enough to return yesterday, and again, great targets, friendly ownership, and most of all, great fun. All I can say is I can’t wait to return! We shot 50 target rounds, but will shoot the 100 clay course next go. Watch the dying teal and the curving out-goer on station 16. Great job John and Rick.

  6. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Visited this club to participate in a corporate shoot. What a great place to shoot! 16 sporting clays stations, a wobble trap and 5 stand, what more could you ask for? The owners are great folks and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this range!

  7. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    What a fun course, with a good combination of open field and “in the woods” presentations. There are some good technical targets with brilliant use of the available terrain, and very few “puff/give-me” stations.

    The 5 stand is challenging but not over the top. In all, a good stop just off I81 with some of the friendliest management in the sport.

  8. Relationship to facility: Owner
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    September 27, 2009 is our first annual Hunters for the Hungry, 100 shot Fun shoot.Registration begins at 9:00am and last shooters will be off at 2:00pm. Come and help support a great cause and have a fun day shooting the “Rabbit”. Call us for registration and details @ 540 574 2529.

  9. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This place is awesome and I can’t get enough! I never had the opportunity to shoot it when it was under the previous owners but from what I hear it was not that great until now. John and Richard have made this location fun, challenging and safe for everyone. Both guys are really top notch and very knowledgeable. They change the course up regularly which adds to your personal frustration….just as you get used to the stations and start getting in a groove, there they go again making things difficult…but as John says “that is a good thing”. Try all the stations (walk through) (wobble) and (5 stand) and I’m sure you will be hooked and come back time and time again. Heading there tomorrow!

  10. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I just had the opportunity to shoot a complete round of Sporting clays with my good friends. Not that doesn’t sound like a big deal but for me it was. You see I use a wheelchair to get around. I want to commend John and Rick for designing their facility in such a way that made all the stands accessible. I have shot at other locations and always find several if not sometimes many of the stands in-accessible. I think anyone who enjoys going out with friends for a great afternoon of shooting at some birds in the air and on the ground will have a great time at this range. Everyone is very friendly and will be happy to give instruction if needed.

    Thanks again John and Rick , George

    P.S. I hope some time the sporting clay association can list ranges around the state that are accessible. This is a Great Family/Friends activity.

  11. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    John Alexander and Rick Hill have done a fantastic job resurrecting the Flying Rabbit. Everything is new and the layout as been redesigned, The clays targets are fun mix of in the woods and in the open. The Wobble has extra traps to the right throwing crossers and out-goers just ti keep you on your toes. I shot the course on July 30 and had a great time–The wooded part of the clays course provided relief from the heat of the day-the open part gave me highly visible targets. There is a 5-stand with a nice mix of all-too-easy -to-miss targets. This is a wonderful facility–go shoot it–you will not be disappointed. Check their web-site for schedules and events.

    Ken Schafer
    NSCA# 533376
    NSCA Level 2 Instructor

  12. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    If you love sporting clays you have to stop in in shoot this new owner and new course. Auto traps remote hand helds. 5-Stand. Soon!! wobble trap. Maybe the first skeet field open to the public. Cant wait . Tell “Rick Hill” That you would like to shoot skeet. Come on out bring a fried you will love it. Save gas live local shoot local!!! Golf with a shotgun.

  13. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    “WOW” what a great place , my hat is off to the new management.
    New auto traps, gravel paths, gun racks, nice friendly staff.

    Need to shoot.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PPUULL

  14. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Shot the sporting course (100) and the five stand on Saturday 4.18.09 – Rick Hill (owner) has done a great job! Reliable equipment, challenging presentations, and a friendly atmosphere – what else can you ask for? The next time in I am in Virginia – I will be stopping by for another round.

  15. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    The Flying Rabbit is exactly what one is looking for in a shotgun range. they have different games at very reasonable prices, the owners are real nice, fun, people and everything is very smooth and enjoyable.

  16. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    The Flying Rabbit is a great place to have fun and sharpen skills! Four of us from a shooting club in Rockbridge County, VA, visited TFR again Friday to try their relatively newly commissioned Five Stand a couple rounds, and grab a 100 round walk through their sporting course. Rick Hill and John Alexander were on hand and we think had almost as much fun as we did (offering encouragement, laughing with us, some tips, etc.) with the Five Stand. On the sporting course, once equipped with the radio controlled release, we were on our way. The sporting course is significant fun, not to mention humbling at places. “A good time was had by all.” If you haven’t tried TFR, stop delaying and make it happen!

  17. Relationship to facility: Owner
    Number of visits: More than 10

    We have 13 station sporting clay range utilizing Chucker automatic traps and Long Range TC3 500 wireless remote system.

  18. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Six of us went to the newly reopened Flying Rabbit about a month ago. It was a real pleasure. The course is challenging, but most of us really enjoyed the day.

    I am a member of the homestead Gun Club and have shot sporting there a number of times and at Quail Ridge in Lexington as well. I would say this course is more difficult than the homestead because of the fairly heavy vegetation on some of the stands, but I felt it was well worth going back. In fact plan to go back next week.

    In talking with the club they intend to have their five stand up and running in the very near future as well.

  19. Relationship to facility: Manager
    Number of visits: More than 10

    We are OPEN!
    13 new stations/ automatic traps
    Several NSCA Certified Instructors available
    Groups welcome

  20. Relationship to facility: Manager
    Number of visits: More than 10

    the Flying Rabbit is currently under renovation and so is closed.
    We plan to reopen 12/1 with a brand new sporting clays layout. Hope to see you all then!

  21. Relationship to facility: Manager
    Number of visits: More than 10

    the Flying Rabbit is currently under renovation and so is closed.
    We plan to reopen 12/1 with a brand new sporting clays layout. Hope to see you all then!

  22. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Drove up the the valley to do a little hunting and bust a few clays. I found fly rabbit on the net and thought the pricing was within reason, so I gave it a try.

    Directions are bad, and the place is hard to find, due to the small sign they have. I would recommend giving yourself and extra 15-30 minutes to find the place.

    When we showed up that morning they gave us a choice of 5 stand (25-$5), wobble trap(25-$5), or sporting (50-$15). We choose to do the sporting loop. The trapper was very nice and even gave us a few extras from time to time. The course was very testing and gave a GOOD testing of the shooters experiance. Stations ranged from close rabbit shots to open field shots. Some of the stations seemed to be unmaintained, but everyone was safe and offered a good experiance.

    Would HIGHLY recommend it for anyone wanting a good day of PURE FUN. I will be back SOON…

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