Testimonials & Letters of Thanks
I've had the privilege of hunting birds and shooting sporting clays in many
parts of the world, and I can tell you that Maui Sporting Clays is one of
my very favorite places to shoot. Not only is the Hawaiian scenery
spectacular, but the course is laid out on the inside perimeter of an
extinct volcanic crater. Each stand has been carefully placed by Dave
Barnes to give shooters challenging and fun targets. But that's not the
As an internationally recognized shotgun shooting instructor, Dave offers
even experienced shooters valuable shooting techniques that will improve
their scores on any sporting clays course. So, when you're on Maui, call
Dave and arrange to shoot a round or two. He has fine shotguns available,
so you don't need to bring yours. Oh, there's one more thing you should
know.Dave is a great guy! Have fun, and Aloha!
Hunting With Hank
Dash in the Uplands
Dez Young's Wingshooter's Journal
I shot in a tournament this past weekend at a club near Chicago
and ended up as high gun. I received 2 punches for my victory.
These were the 5th and 6th punches I've earned in the past month.
Its the beginning of the registered shoot season in Illinois and
my success is directly related to working with you in December. I
now am in Master class. When we first met I was a weak C class
shooter and since our first visit to Maui Sporting Clays I have
steadily improved. I view my ranking as a master class shooter
as a goal met and as a future challenge. I know to compete at
the highest level requires me to continuously improve. I want
to thank you for all the knowledge you have given me. I have
enjoyed shooting much more these past several years thanks to
We can't wait to visit in December!
- Mark, Illinois, USA
My father has played golf once in his 91 years, and I have
played twice. I WAS RAISED AT GUN CLUBS. He made it to ALL
AMERICAN status in skeet, and I still need help. We have had
the opportunity of shooting across the United States and in
several foreign countries. He believes shooting at Maui Sporting
Clays to be among his best shooting experiences anywhere.
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For the experienced shooter, the proprietor, David Barnes,
(mentioned in the book of an English butcher), sets target
presentations second to none. His assistance, in addition to
his, "try and miss in front of the target", can be invaluable..
For the novice shooter, or for corporate groups, the depth of
his staff can make your introduction to the shotgun sports one
of the highlights of your trip to Maui.
For non-shooting companions, the escorted trip to the club
provides an experience available nowhere else. Suggestive of
a safari, starting from the luxurious Maui Prince Hotel at sea
level and climbing to the 1,500 foot elevation, depending on
weather, you travel through lush semi-tropical vegetation or
dry brush reminiscent of plains in Africa. The dialogue along
the way is both interesting and informative, providing details
of the history, vegetation, and animals of the area. It is not
unusual to see several game species on the trip. Upon arrival
the views from the cinder cone of an extinct volcano with the
islands of Lana'i, Kaho'olawe, and Molokini in the distance
are so spectacular they can distract your concentration.
John L. Sullivan
Hawaii National Delegate
National Sporting Clays Association