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Western States CAT

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho Sporting Clays Tournament

Sporting Clays is a clay target game designed to simulate field shooting. On the Sporting Clays course, shooters will be presented with a variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of game birds.

The Western States CAT/Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho Sporting Clays Tournament is held each year the Friday and Saturday after Memorial Day at Black Dog Clays. The Tournament is a 14 Station, 100 bird, NSCA registered event (NSCA membership is not required to participate). Participants receive 12-gauge ammunition, targets, shooter gift, lunch and beverages on either Friday or Saturday. The support of Western States CAT as the title sponsor and the Kids & Clays Foundation helps make this Tournament successful and enjoyable for everyone who attends.

2019 Tournament Details

Date: Friday and Saturday, May 31 & June 1, 2019

Location: Black Dog Clays, 7680 Vallejo Rd., Boise

Format: Friday shotgun start at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday the first squad begins at 8:00 a.m. with the rest following at 10 minute intervals until 2:30 p.m.

Become a sponsor or register for the event here. 

Questions? Contact Ellie Pharis at (208) 336-5478 or email.

Sign-Up to Volunteer

There are a variety of shifts available for individuals or groups to volunteer at the Sporting Clays Tournament:

  • Food preparation and service
  • Station (releasing targets, counting clays hit)
  • Parking
  • Side Games

View available shifts