Olde Barn Sporting Clays


Facilities
Skeet: no | Trap: no | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: yes | FITASC: no | Other: no | Birds: no
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Directions:
1 1/2 Miles East of Oakland, on Rt. 133.


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Club Type: Public
Contact: B.C. McQueen
Location: RR2, Box 143A, Rt. 130  Oakland, IL 61943
Phone: (217) 346-3211
Website: http://www.members.aol.com/Oldebarnsc/OBSC/oldebarnsc.html
Club Hours:
Thur-Sun 8:30-5:00, Mon-Wed by appt.

 

19 Reviews

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

    My wife and I have shot at Old Barn for at least 20 years. Although it is a two hour drive for us and we enjoy every trip. As the other reviews note, the people that own the range and those that work there make you vary comfortable. They have two full courses. The front course has 15 stations so you get a lot of variety. The back course has 10 stations. The front course is set up for the recreational shooter, while the back course can be challenging. the courses are changed from time to time. Great club house and the course terrain is beautiful. Don’t miss the big oak tree on the back range. On Sundays the club serves a free lunch to all shooters. Highly recommended sporting clays range.

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

    This was my first visit to this BEAUTIFUL range! I came with another novice friend and an experienced member. All three of us ladies had a wonderful day of it. I had never shot at moving targets before and the relaxed atmosphere made it a very enjoyable experience. I learned a great deal from our instructor and from the owner, Bill McQueen. The course is incredible in it’s versatility, range of difficulty levels and exercises it offers. I will definitely be returning!!!

  3. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    I was just introduced to shotgun shooting at Old Barn in October of this past year. I attended a Boy Scout Sporting clays benefit shoot with my son in law who had organized the event. I fell in love with sporting clays at Old Barn and have since taken up the sport. I live in Michigan but my daughter, grand son and son in law live in Decatur. We are over there 4 or 5 times a year and when we are there we go and shoot at Old Barn two or three times during the visit.
    This is a wonderful well cared for course, with the most friendly staff you could ask for. It has a very nice clubhouse with a beautiful fire place and nice down home folks to welcome you and make you feel at home. I know I will be back many times. Great place, friendly folk. Who could ask for more.

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

    This was the first place I had seen and shot sporting clays. I’m hooked.

    I have had plenty of chats with Bill and his wife. They are very good people. Same goes for the rest of the customers. I have yet to be turned down to jump in with group.

    Current prices are 32 for 100, front or back. 10 dollars for a cart.
    I don’t remember what the price for 5 stand is.

    Also different prices for 60,120,150, and 200 birds.

    Hours our 8 am to dusk. They run Thurs-Sun, but if you call, you can probably arrange something for one of the other days.

    Only one rabbit currently.

    15 stations on the front course with 10 on the back.

  5. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    This place is awesome. Bill & his wife are great. It is a challenging course built very nicely into the surrounding woods with ponds and a river. Olde Barn is always an enjoyable time.

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

    This was the first time to OLDE BARN for my son and I, we had a great time. Bill was a great host and showed us how to get started. We shot the front course and scored fair for first timers. We will return and just might shoot the parent/child in AUG. THANK YOU OLDE BARN!!!!!!

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

    I attended a fundraiser event for the local Boy Scout Council hosted by the Olde Barn and had a great time. These folks made us feel at home and went out of their way to help make the event a success. I had never shot sporting clays before and I will be back with my sons and friends.

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

    This is the place to shoot clays. Bill and his wife are wonderful people and make you feel at home. We took my brother and his wife(her first time) and we had a blast! We shot the ladies and couples shoot last year and will be back again this year….I wish it were closer to home!

  9. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    Great place! Very tough course. Staff is very nice.

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

    I have been to Olde Barn Sporting Clays many times and I have had a wonderful time every time. I don’t think I’ve ever met a nicer guy than Bill McQueen,who always greets you with a handshake and a smile. The courses are always a challenge and there are shots for the beginner to the expert. I would recommend Olde Barn to anyone who loves to shoot sporting clays.

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

    I had the time of my life here. The facility is so nice. I had a really good experience. This was my first time shooting sporting clays, but it definitely wont be my last. In fact, I will be attending a ladies shoot there on the 4th of August. And my husband and I will be attending the couples shoot on the 5th of August. Go… you will not be disappointed… unless you have a bad aim! 🙂

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

    Kudos to Bill and Joann McQueen and staff for keeping a pleasant and fun place to bring your family and shoot sporting clays. If you have never tried sporting clays give the Olde Barn a try I know you will love it as much as I do. Keep um flying!!!

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

    great place! My dad and I had a lot of fun.

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

    15 stations on the front course offer a variety of shots, mostly short & quick, some with small windows.

    10 stations on the back course are quite different — generally more difficult, longer range.

    All traps are electic. Most stations have two traps.

    I mention the following because it speaks to the efficiency of the layout and the reliability of the equipment. On a recent visit, my squad of three shooters completed both courses in about 2.5 hours. As I read what I just typed, it’s hard to believe — six minutes per station for 3 shooters — but it’s true. We were running out of daylight, so we really pushed ourselves.

    Bill is a great guy and has always been friendly and accommodating. Olde Barn hosts many tournaments and benefits, and is well worth the trip.

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

    Not only the is the facility wonderful but Bill and JoAnn are the nicest people you will ever meet. If you want a good time then go to the Olde Barn Sporting Clays. It’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon with your friends and family.

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

    This place is a lot of fun. If you are a beginner or a master class shooter, there are targets for you here. Bill has two (2) ten station sporting clay ranges for your enjoyment. There is also a five stand to try your luck at.All traps are automatic and Bill has golf carts for rent. Cost is $26.00 per 100 targets and the cart rental is $6.00. The club house is a nice, clean place to have a soft drink in or to get out of the heat or cold.

  17. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    Very friendly staff, fun place to visit. Two courses, ten stations each, back course is more difficult. Shoot one course, or they also offer a combo where you shoot all twenty stations. Golf carts available. They do change the throwers and stations on a regular basis. Occasionally a thrower will jam or stop working; they will usually come racing out to fix it right away so you can keep shooting. Mostly in the woods, bring insect repellant if you attract mosquitos like I do.

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

    Bill throws good targets and it is a friendly place to shoot.
    And the long bird shoot is easy to break.

  19. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    Great place, love it. Everyone is very nice, and the course is wonderful.


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