Where are you located?
We are situated in the foothills west of Highway 101 between Cochrane Road and Bailey Avenue in Morgan Hill.
DRIVING SOUTHBOUND HWY 101 (from San Jose/San Francisco): Take the exit off to the right to Bailey Avenue. Make a right from the off-ramp onto Bailey Avenue. Make a left at the second light onto Santa Teresa Boulevard, which eventually turns into Hale Avenue. Continue on Hale until you see San Bruno Avenue with our sign on the corner. Make a right onto San Bruno. San Bruno Avenue dead ends into our front gate and mile long driveway that leads to our parking lot.
DRIVING NORTHBOUND HWY 101 (from Salinas/Monterey): Take the exit off to the right to Cochrane Road. Make a left at the light onto Cochrane. Continue on Cochrane through numerous stoplights until it T’s at Monterey Road. Keep to the right and turn right onto Monterey Road. Continue through multiple stoplights until you come to the Tilton Road stoplight. Make a left here onto Tilton. Follow it down to the stop sign where it T’s with Hale Avenue. Make a right onto Hale and continue until you see San Bruno Avenue with our sign on the corner. Make a left onto San Bruno. San Bruno Avenue dead ends into our front gate and mile long driveway that leads to our parking lot.
What are your hours of operation?
Daylight Savings (Summer) Wednesday and Thursday, we open at 9am and close at 8pm. Fridays, we open at 9am and close at 5pm. Weekends, we open at 8am and close at 5pm.
Standard Time (Winter) Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we open at 9am and close at 5pm. Weekends, we open at 8am and close at 5pm.
We are open all holidays including Monday and Tuesday holidays except Christmas Day. See our Calendar for special open times and event closures, etc
Also, more information is here: Hours & Calendar.
What do I need to know about the waiver?
We require an electronic liability waiver to be signed before you can step foot on the course. Both shooters AND non-shooters must sign. The waiver is signed electronically at the waiver kiosk located inside our pro-shop, and you have the option of receiving a copy via email confirmation. Once your waiver is completed, it is valid for two years. Whenever you arrive at Coyote Valley, we will check you in by retrieving your waiver using your last name. This process is made faster for members or purchasers of key tag ID’s ($1.00) who are able to swipe the reader at the front desk to check in. We can use almost any barcoded ID tag you may already own for your check in ID.
PARENTS: If you are bringing your child who is under the age of 18 to Coyote Valley Sporting Clays, you will have to complete a waiver on-site in the pro-shop for both yourself and your child by choosing the “Adult and Minor(s)” waiver option.
IF PARENT IS NOT PRESENT If you are allowing a grandparent, relative, family friend, etc. to bring your minor child, you (The Parent and only The Parent) must contact us either via a phone call to (408) 778-3600 or an email to us at email@example.com in order to request an online waiver form BEFORE the child arrives at CVSC. This link is only to be used by a parent who will not be on-site with their child.
Do I need to make reservations to shoot?
No, we are first come first served, so reservations are not required for our sporting clay course or skeet and trap fields. Please note that we sometimes host special events that completely fill our capacity, so we do recommend that you check our online calendar for such events. You may also call us to check availability on weekends when we may experience high volumes. The Mountain Course does require a reservation via phone to (408) 778-3600 at least one day in advance (not recommended for beginners or first time shooters). There is a 3-person minimum for Mountain Course reservations. If you are inexperienced, we ask that you make an Experience Package reservation online at least 7 days in advance of the day you wish to shoot. There is a 3-person minimum for the Experience Package reservations. More information is on our Experience Package page.
May I shoot here if I am inexperienced?
Yes, provided that you are accompanied by an experienced person who is knowledgeable and comfortable with the safety and handling of a shotgun, provided they agree to be responsible for teaching and ensuring proper gun safety and handling are observed. Otherwise, we do not allow beginners or anyone to go out who is not familiar with gun safety and the proper handling of a shotgun.
If you are not accompanied by an experienced shooter, we recommend booking either a private lesson or an Experience Package to get started. More information is on our Experience Package page.
I want a private lesson. What do I do?
Private Lessons are available from our staff of trained and certified instructors. To book a lesson, contact our Lesson Coordinator Ron Silva directly at (209) 509-3038 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Private lessons are for one or two persons at a time. For more information see our Firearms Instruction page.
May I shoot my rifle or pistol here?
No, we are a shotgun-only facility. The closest facility that accommodates rifles and pistols is Santa Clara Field Sports Park located about 4 miles north across Highway 101. Their phone number is (408) 463-0652. The exception to this is our Cowboy Action Range where SASS Cowboy Action Shooting events and private pistol classes are conducted by certified instructors.
What are your restrictions on bringing my own gun?
Generally, any legal-to-own modern shotgun with a barrel length of 22” is acceptable. No 10-gauge guns are allowed.
Do you charge a minimum on clays?
No, we do not charge a minimum on clays. You pay for what you pull. Our clay launchers use a card activated system that counts what you throw. When you check out after shooting, we charge for the number of clays you used.
Do you have a limit on group sizes on the sporting clay course?
Not specifically, but groups of more than 6 persons take a long time at each station and cause waiting delays for themselves and everybody else. We recommend that you split up into groups of not more than 6 when you are shooting the course.
Why am I allowed to only load 2 shells at a time instead of 3?
It is standard practice across the world to load only 2 shells on any clay target range. This is because target games are made up of singles and pairs of targets. Loading 3 or more shells provides a much higher chance that an unfired shell will remain in the gun after a target is shot. The shooter may forget and then leave the shooting position with a loaded firearm. Safety is our highest priority, and we work to maintain a safe environment for everyone on our course. VIOLATION of this rule is considered intentional, and will result in your being disqualified from the range and removed from our facility.
Why am I not allowed to shoot my hunting ammunition
(i.e. shot size #2, #4, #6, 00 buckshot, etc.) here?
Heavy rounds with larger shot sizes carry much more energy and power than the traget loads that we allow. They create an extremely dangerous situation because they travel much greater distances and our range was not designed for them. You may be inspected by a staff member to verify ammunition being used. VIOLATION of this rule is considered intentional, and will result in your being disqualified from the range and removed from our facility.
What ammunition do you sell?
We offer a range of shotgun ammunition from Fiocchi and Winchester in 12g, 20g, 16g, 28g, and .410g. We also sell various calibers of rifle and handgun rounds. Empty Winchester AA hulls are available for sale for reloading.
Are dogs allowed on the course?
Yes; we allow friendly, well-behaved dogs especially hunting breeds so long as they are leashed at all times. They are not allowed inside the clubhouse. Due to liability issues, we do not allow Pit Bulls, Pit Bull Terriers, Pit Bull mixes, Rottweilers, or German Shepherds without prior introduction and approval by CVSC management.
Do you sell firearms?
Yes, we are an FFL-licensed dealer that sells a range of Browning, Beretta, Benelli, Fabarm, Rizzini, and Caesar Guerini shotguns. We also have a consignment rack whose inventory is varied and changes regularly as guns are sold and acquired. Sorry, no handguns.
Do you consign firearms?
Yes, we consign shotguns and some rifles. Our consignment fee is 15% for a term of 120 days, and additional fees may apply.
QUICK REFERENCE LINKS
The Experience Package
Wayne’s NRA Pistol Class
Wayne’s Home Defense