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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 best part. 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!

Dez Young
Producer/Host
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 you.
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.

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

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Maui Sporting Clays.LLC. PO box 1352, Kihei, Maui. HI. 96753.
T. 808-879-4441  -   F. 808-874-0548  -   E. dave@barnes.it