Welcome to Pines Sporting Clays

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LUFKIN TEXAS
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1961

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Pines Sporting Clays

A private shotgun-only club located in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

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Our history

Welcome to Pines Sporting Clays, a private shotgun-only club located just under 3 miles from the loop in Lufkin, Texas


Our club was founded in 1961 under the direction of Dan Vines, and the property we are still on today was owned by the Vines Family. Pines Gun Club, as it became known, was down to a handful of members in 1988 until a group of local Wing-shooters took the bull by the horns and revitalized the club in 1989. This core group of people began an informal skeet and trap club and in 1989, the club gravitated to the “new” Sporting Clays Sport, purchasing new and used hand throwers. Pines Gun Club affiliated itself with the United States Sporting Clays Association (USSCA) until the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) superseded the USSCA in the early 1990s. In 2014, Pines Gun Club was officially changed to "Pines Sporting Clays". And today, our facility encompasses 115 acres of rolling hills and creek bottoms, with Skeet, American Trap, Wobble trap, and 5-Stand, to go along with 3 Sporting Clay courses.

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OUR MASCOT - the pineywoods rooter

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Pineywoods Rooters root around the base of trees in search of nourishment. Most of the original Piney Woods feral breed was long and lean with a pointed snout and tusks (pointed teeth projecting from the sides of the mouth, up to five inches in length, with knifelike sharpness). The pointed snout was used to dig up soil to find bugs, roots, and plant bulbs at the base of trees. Boars were often called razorbacks because the hair on their backs bristled upward when the hog was threatened. They had a coarse mane of thick bristly hair running from the neck along their entire back that stood five or so inches high when threatened. The ears were more heavily-haired than our domestic hogs are today. Most wild hogs back in the day had a straight tail instead of curled one with a clump of hair on the end. When charging, the rooter usually raised the tail up in the air.

The Piney Woods rooters would often fight or charge if confronted. Each hog has 44 teeth with four continuously growing canine teeth called tusks. These hogs roamed the woods and as a threat to man, they often wound up on the table.

The Piney Woods hogs could be any color. Some were black, brown, red, white, or a combination. Many were belted, mottled, or spotted. Belted were usually dark with a white strip around the hog.

Thanks to William Wingard Rahn for this topic for the article. This was compiled by

Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. hesheraldexley@aol.com.

About Pines Sporting Clays

Our Mission

To provide a uniquely East Texas shotgun shooting experience by providing safe facilities and educational opportunities from local experts in the field and to grow and preserve the sport by promoting events for all levels of shooters: youth, novice, and advanced shooters.

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LUFKIN TEXAS
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1961

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Pines Sporting Clays
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John Cobb

President

Steve hall

Vice President

Duane Choate

Secretary

Ben Moore

Treasure

About PSC

OUR BOARD

Pines Sporting Clays board members are elected annually every August. Collectively, board members have over 70+ years of shooting at PSC and continue to hand down the tradition of shooting to their children, family, and friends ensuring the tradition of shotgun shooting will continue for many generations to come.

Daryl Roff

Board Member

loUIS LLOYD

Keeps Things Running

HUGH COX

Jack of all Trades

Duke McCall

Board Member

Lance Kettering

Trap Setter

David Green

Board Memmber

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About PSC

OUR LIFETIME MEMBERS

Pines Sporting Clays allows for lifetime memberships to be purchased.


These are our lifetime members.

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Anderson, Randy

Baldwin, Ray

Barclay, David

Bisbey, Blair

Brookshire, William

Bowers, Jack

Bowers, Shaun

Burton, Gilbert

Butler, David

Byrd, Don

Chandra, Billy Bob (Doc)

Choate, Duane

Choate, Larry

Crawford, Dirk

Dupree, Ronnie

Fedun, Chris

Gilbert, Keith

Griffith, Chuck

Gray, John

Green, David

Johnson, Rex

Kettering, Lance & Gwen

Latham, Benny

Love, Bob

Lowery, Rex

Maroney, Travis

McClinton, Gary

McEntire, James

Morgan, Terry

Morton, David

Neill, Don

Parrott, Leon

Richardson, John/Glenda

Ross, Mrs. Joe

Ross, Scott

Semlinger, Scott

Smith, Douglas

Smithhart, Kevin

Snodgrass, Ronnie

Stafford, Monty

Stone, Wayne

Tayloe, Tom

Terstegen, Egbert

Treadwell, Vince

Vines, Danny

Vines, David

Werner, John

Winston, Simon

Membership Information

Here at PSC, we are a private gun club; we accept all people but reserve the right to revoke membership when the safety of all members is not maintained.

Annually, we host 4 to 5 NSCA shoots, 2 to 3 Charity shoots, and host Fall, Spring, and ​Summer leagues, each with varying and additional costs outside of the membership fees. ​Our Fall and Spring leagues are 6 weeks long and our Summer league is 3 weeks long.


Our memberships start at $300/year. This includes full use of the club when a scheduled ​event is not happening or when an event does not rent out the entire facility. Rounds are ​$10 per round. The sporting clay rounds are $40 per 100 birds. Please note, the Sporting ​Clays course is not set up year-round.


Any guest will need to pay non-member fees of $15.00/round. Students/Youth shooters ​pay half-priced for rounds; pricing for leagues varies. Remember this is on the honor ​system and regulated by you!


All membership inquiries can be submitted and questions regarding Pre-Paid Tickets ​questions can be submitted online using the form on the Contact Us page. Click below to ​submit your questions!

Membership Information

JOIN TODAY

Review the membership levels listed below and when you're ready, fill out the form on this page. Once you've completed the form, click 'Pay Now' below to send your payment via Venmo. If you have questions, visit the 'Contact Us' page and submit your question through the online form!

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BRONZE

  • $300 a year
  • $10 per 25 targets
  • Full use of the grounds
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  • $600 a year
  • $10 per 25 targets
  • Full use of the grounds
  • *Advertising Sign for your ​business ($300 value)

SILVER

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  • $1,000 a year
  • $10 per 25 targets
  • Full use of the grounds
  • *Advertising Sign for your ​business ($300 value)
  • 75 pre-paid ticket rounds ​($600 value)

GOLD

*Advertising signs are displayed from April 1st to March 31st.

There are no prorating signs.

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  • Choose from the Silver or Gold Membership
  • Each person included under the Corporate Membership only pays a membership fee of $250

CORPORATE

We respect your right to privacy and will only process the Personal Information you provide us in accordance with all applicable privacy laws in the State of Texas. Your information will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than membership communication from Pines Sporting Clays.

Membership Information

FORM

All new members and current members should complete this form to update their contact information. Should your preferred method of communication change, please complete the form and submit again.

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We respect your right to privacy and will only process the Personal Information you provide us in accordance with all applicable privacy laws in the State of Texas. Your information will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than membership communication from Pines Sporting Clays.

Venue Rentals & Information

Rental Fees

The fee to hold an event date and secure the venue is $2,000.00 minimum (cost may vary during peak shooting season)

    • This fee includes the cost for 40 shooters
    • After the $2,000.00 minimum is met, $50.00/shooter kicks in.
      • 100 additional shooters would total $4,000.00

Rental Fees -

  • Monday thru Friday - $150.00 (no clubhouse or kitchen usage & members can still use facilities) + $350.00 for clubhouse and kitchen.
  • Saturday and Sunday - $300.00 (no clubhouse or kitchen usage & members can still use facilities) + $500.00 for clubhouse and kitchen.
  • All-day rental with a Sporting Clays Course - minimum $2000.

Deposit -

  • $250.00 - A fully refundable deposit is required at the time of booking for clean-up and refunded once the tasks are completed. (trash emptied, shell buckets, cooking area cleaned)
    • Daily Fee includes the use of clubhouse/restrooms/ 1- porta john $250.00

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GENERAL INFORMATION & GUIDELINES

Hosting organizations will need at least 30 COMMITTED volunteers THE DAY of your shoot, in order to host a successful event at PSC.


Your shoot reflects Pines’s Sporting Clays!

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GENERAL INFORMATION & GUIDELINES

Volunteers for charity shoot


Sign-in person (1)

  • Collect signed P.S.C’s waivers
  • Hand out or make scorecards
  • Enter scores into the computer

Cashier (1)

  • Collect dues/fees; use a credit card machine

Scorers and Trappers on EVERY station (+/- 26)

  • There are usually 13 sporting clays stations: 13 scorers and 13 trappers required.

Troubleshooting/Shoot Liason (1)

  • Answer questions from attendees
  • Greet and talk with shooters


Clay targets for all charity shoots and any specialty shoots - $50 per 100 birds

VOLUNTEERS FOR SIDEGAMES


Sign-in person (1)

  • Collect signed P.S.C’s waivers
  • Hand out or make scorecards
  • Enter scores into the computer

Cashier (1)

  • Collect dues/fees; use a credit card machine

Sidegame Monitors (2)

  • There are usually 2 to 3 side games after the shoot.
  • These can be the same people that worked on the Sporting Clays course earlier in the day.



For side games, there will be a $10 charge per box of shells (25 shots).

after the shoot

An additional $1500.00 will be charged if any of the following are not completed after the shoot.


  1. All shotgun hulls and trash MUST be picked up at each station and placed in buckets.
  2. All collected trash from the buckets MUST be emptied into the dumpster by the shop.
  3. All the trash on the fields MUST be emptied into the dumpster, including emptying field buckets.
  4. All trash in and around the cooking area MUST be thrown away and all spaces must be cleaned up.
  5. All tables and chairs MUST be organized under the pavilion.
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Targets are launched from the trap house in a consistent manner, typically flying away from the shooter at a fixed angle, speed, and trajectory. The unpredictability of the targets' flight paths arises from variations in wind, target size, and the mechanical adjustments of the trap machine.

The sport takes place on a shooting range that is set up with shooting stations arranged in a semi-circular pattern. There are two target throwers, one known as the "high house" and the other as the "low house." These throwers are positioned at opposite ends of the semi-circle. The high house thrower launches targets that fly diagonally across the shooting field from the shooter's left to right, while the low house thrower releases targets that fly diagonally from the shooter's right to left.


Unlike traditional trap and skeet shooting, Five Stand offers a wide range of target presentations, like sporting clays. Typically, there are 8 targets on a five-stand field. Each clay target can vary in speed, direction, height, and angle, simulating different hunting scenarios. This diversity tests shooters' ability to quickly adapt and accurately hit moving targets.