Club Type: Member
Location: 72 Plants Dam Road East Lyme, CT 06333
Phone: (860) 739-7310
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Number of visits: Once
I was the invited guest of Michel Yunkmann. Niantic is a small busy one field club that was recently moved off of a very nice 2 range hilltop layout that now abandoned. Some rare spotted salamander living downrange in the shot fall zone forced the club to relocate its skeet fields to a smaller one field layout down in the valley. For the last few years, the new skeet range is now located behind the main meeting hall up against a rock face hillside. It is by far the hardest backdrop I have ever shot against. The targets literally disappear as they travel across stone, trees, bushes and mountain laurel that is all very close to the flight line. The range is in such a tight space, the targets impact the hillside directly behind the lowhouse. The field is laid out on loose wood chips and has fairly new well maintained cement walkways. Lowery targets are thrown from Beomat machines and the high house is huge, since its used to store club targets. When on station 7 and 8 high…forget it. You cant see the bird. It literally is in the sun. No matter how hard you try to see it, the locals told me to just aim where i thought it was going to be and shoot. I chipped my away around and ended up losing a straight to 7 low. It is the hardest field Ive shot on to date. Pink glasses are your best bet here. My smoked ones lost birds in the shadows. I can only imagine how bad it must be in summer with foliage. Games are 5.00 for visitors. The skeet clubhouse is simple and has heat. Porta potties are the standard. I didn’t see lights, so it may be day shooting only. There are a lot of trophies on the walls which tells me a lot of good shooters shoot here. I’m told it gets busy on weekends. Its members only, so I will be back only if invited. Im sure i will be. Everyone was very friendly.