Crazy Quail is revolting. According to their press release [full text after the jump] the system is “a type of revolt against the orthodoxy of trap and skeet. Skeet offers excellent practice for the field shooter, but too predictable – the targets always follow the same fixed angles. Trap does offer a greater variety of angles, but all of the shots are going away from the shooter.  Crazy Quail offers unique presentations and unpredictability provided by the 360 degree rotating base for the enjoyment of the upland bird wing shooter or the non-hunter alike.” Makes sense to me; when it comes to practicing your ability to shoot stuff, random is righteous. If any of our readers has sampled the system please let us know below. If you go to a demo, report to guntruth@me.com . . .

Geneva, IL – Crazy Quail will headline the  Schuyler County Shooters Club shoot on October 12, 2013 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in Rushville, IL.  The public is welcome at this event.  Crazy Quail is perfect for the beginning shooter to the most experienced hunter.  It is a great warm up for hunting season, or just for plain fun.

Crazy Quail is a live bird shooting simulator based on the traditional shotgun game of the same name which simulates quails rising from cover.   Crazy Quail is a type of revolt against the orthodoxy of trap and skeet.  Skeet offers excellent practice for the field shooter, but too predictable – the targets always follow the same fixed angles.   Trap does offer a greater variety of angles, but all of the shots are going away from the shooter.   Crazy Quail offers unique presentations and unpredictability provided by the 360 degree rotating base for the enjoyment of the upland bird wing shooter or the non-hunter alike.

“Our show schedule has kept us very busy” said Barry Bourdage, President of Crazy Quail.  “Since the Shot Show in January we have logged more than 80,000 miles travelling to shows and events across the country.  It’s great to be in our home state of Illinois at a shooting event.”   In the last month Crazy Quail has travelled to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin with multiple stops in each state.  “The overwhelming response has been unbelievable!  Shooters of all ages walk away smiling, laughing and giggling, ready for hunting season” says Bourdage.

For more information on Crazy Quail visit their website www.crazyquail.com or contact Barry Bourdage at 855-267-8245 ext.  101 or barry@crazyquail.com   for more information on Schuyler County Shooters, contact the club directly at 1-217-322-7621.

19 Responses to Crazy Quail Live Bird Shooting Simulator: The Future of Practice Shooting?

  1. What happens when it shoots a clay directly towards you at a low angle and you blast away at it and hit the machine? Warranty?

  2. Screw the machine, can I have their ammo budget?

    Not sure I’d want to go through a box of 12 gauge shells in 3 minutes without serious shoulder padding.

  3. Just take your shotgun to the nearest sporting clays place and have every sort of arial target in different sizes of clay along with bouncing rabbit targets on the ground.. And if you want you can run the course with your favorite rail equipped scatter gun though you may want some screw in chokes for the more distant targets.
    I took a squad of friends from my cowboy action shooting acquaintances and they had a hell of a good time with their old 97 exposed hammer pump shotguns and none of them had ever shot on a real trap or skeet range before

  4. Eh. Interesting, I suppose. But those target flight arcs don’t mimic anything I’ve hunted here in the west.

    The sporting clays ranges where I’ve shot re-configured their presentations and targets to mimic local game bird populations going into hunting season for warm-ups, whether for chukar, Huns, blues, quail, etc.

    Wobble trap gives you much more random presentations.

    Here in Wyoming, pheasant flush and hold low and flat. They’re easier than a trap target to hit. Sage grouse are stupid-easy to hit. There’s little wonder in my mind why they’re going out of existence. They’re simply too stupid to survive. Last sage grouse I hit was with my one-ton pickup at 40MPH. Dumb bird.

    • This contraption does look more unique than sporting clays. My local sporting clays range only allows two shells to be loaded into the gun. I’d like to shoot my Mossberg 930 or Benelli with an extended mag tube over this contraption. Shooting standby with a bunch of friends – who’d likely be talking smack – would also be fun.

      • Yes, I don’t doubt that.

        I just don’t see anyone keeping score in the free-for-all depicted there. I don’t doubt it could be fun, but I like to have something more structured so I know if I’m getting better or worse.

        Want to have some fun on a shotgun range and shut up the poseurs? Go seek out Annie Oakley shoots. Learn how to shoot birds at long range… wait until they’re just about to hit the ground and bust them waaaay out there. Lots of fun.

      • The range I took my friends to had the 2 she’ll rule as well but in CAS we practice fast third forth and more shots with the 97 loaded with just two at the start so it was not a problem to take multishot combos within their rules but then we asked if the rule could be waved as we were the only folks using the course that afternoon and they agreed stipulating that each gun be shown to be clear before the shooter could leave his shooting position… They also had a flurry set up from a recent event weekend where the squad stands side by side and birds are presented from I think 8 traps at once each one tossing 4 birds as fast as it could… This was great fun with each 97 loaded with 5 shells.
        The point is that these ranges want to make money and if you ask and the place is either quiet or open for your group only they might be happy to modify their standard rules if it can be done within the bounds of range safety.
        Thinking more on it I may be totally wrong here, as my only experience with three gun competition is from the aspect of SASS and Wild Bunch contests, but I think those folks that do compete with a shotgun as a combat weapon might enjoy and get some benefit from using it on a sporting clays course. It would be interesting if one of your writers were to give it a try and tell us of the result.

  5. It’s like Nintendo’s Duck Hunt for adults! This is the kind of fun and inventive idea that can revitalize the shooting culture and revolutionize shooting sports.

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