Clay pigeon shooting is where you shoot at special flying targets with a shotgun or similar fire arm. Clay pigeon shooting used to be known as inanimate bird shooting and it relates back to the 1890s when grouse or pheasant were shot. The same terminology is still often used - for example if a hit is made it is called a kill. Although the risk of accidents is rare it is important to have insurance due to the firearms that are around and could cause serious harm. It may not seem obvious that you would need insurance for such an activity but that's why it is important to check all your holiday activities are covered.
When going on holiday it is very important to ensure that all areas of your holiday are included within your insurance policy and not just the clay pigeon shooting. To ensure this, always remember to fully read the terms and conditions. Don’t worry if you have just taken out insurance and realise it doesn’t fully cover you for all your requirements, you have a 14 day cooling off period with any insurance cover if you aren’t happy. It is recommended to look at all the different types of insurance offered due to the fact, if clay pigeon shooting is a one off holiday activity, it may be better to look at a single trip policy.
The list of policies below shows the travel insurance policies that include clay pigeon shooting within their policies, it is recommended that you read through the policy to ensure it meets all of your requirements.
Flexicover offer clay pigeon shooting cover within their travel insurance policy for injuries sustained whilst undertaking the activity, but exclude public liability or personal liability cover. Therefore we recommend checking that your event organiser provides such cover.
Clay pigeon shooting cover is offered by the Post Office under their travel policy at no extra charge. As with Flexicover there is no personal liability or personal accident cover for this policy.
The most accidents occur from misfiring or poor shooting skills so it is important if you are a beginner to have a qualified professional with you at all times. It is recommended that guns remain unloaded the majority of the time and only loaded when shooting to prevent injuries. To prevent small injuries such as eye infections from stray pieces of broken targets it is recommended to wear glasses.
This content was last reviewed on 11/08/2022