|The newest shooting facility in the region, Buffer Creek
Sporting Clays is easy to find, located north of Somerset, PA.
Owned by Mike and Harriet Brendle, it is laid out around the
725 acre Brendle farm, which includes the area’s largest
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). The course
was designed by Gary Bloom, one of the top sporting clay
course designers in the country.
Through age bracketed leagues, it has become a supervised
shooting environment for most ages. There are 17 stations on a
1.1 mile walking-riding course to allow for more than 100
rounds to be shot. Additional stations are in the design
phase. Options such as a 5-stand facility (a combination of
trap, skeet, and sporting clays), is also included. The course
offers open grassland, woodlots, and combinations of both that
makes construction of course more unique and challenging than
most other locations in the country.