Shooting Instruction

Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports offers Shooting Lessons tailored to fit your needs. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced competitor, we have instructors to get you to the next level. Stay tuned for other pro instructiors that come into town for private lessons like Bill McGuire!

Upcoming Shooting Clinics 

Shooting Clinics With Paul Giambrone

January 17th – 19th

Shooting Clinics With Derrick Mein

January 29th, 30th & 31st

If you have any questions for Mick pertaining to shooting a certain kind of target, shotguns, ammo, or chokes, please submit them to, or click the button below to ask a question.


Mick’s Background

Mick was born in Staffordshire, England in 1963. His father liked to shoot pheasants, so Mick was no stranger to shotguns. As a boy he would shoot pigeons as they flew over the lawn of the house where he grew up, he says that’s how he learned about lead. Mick shot local and regional shoots and worked at Doveridge and then Cloudside shooting grounds. In 1992 he shot 100 straight, the 5th person ever to do this in the U.K. By 1994 he was shooting for the England Team and that same year won the World English Sporting Clays  Championship, at Sandringham, Norfolk.

In 1997 Mick moved to the US and worked from several different gun clubs giving lessons and clinics and shooting competitive sporting clays at the highest level. Mick has won many shoots and his travels have taken him around the world shooting at some fabulous  locations. Over the years there have not been many events that he has not won, those experiences and his determination and  dedication to the sport have stood him in good stead.

In 2005 Mick and his family moved to Vero Beach and started a business that they ran until December 2018. Elite Shotguns acquired the business, know known as Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports.

Micks Accomplishments

World Champion and individual gold medalist World English Sporting
Championships. Sandringham,
Norfolk 1994

US Open Champion 1996 and 1997

International Champion with the highest ever score (192) beating US Champion by two targets at the 1997 NSCA US Nationals in San Antonio, TX

Seminole Cup Champion 1997

1996 North American Sporting Open Champion

SCI FITASC Champion 1996 and 1997

World English Sporting Team Gold
Medalist 1995 and 1996

European Compac Sporting Individual Bronze Medalist 1995

Gold Medal World FITASC Championship Club Champion, Australia 1994,
Spain 1995

Silver Medal World FITASC Club Champion France 1990, Germany 1992

UK Browning Masters Champion,1992

100 Straight at sporting (only the 6th ever) person to achieve this prestigious career achievement at a sanctioned shoot Derbyshire, England 1997

Seven times National Sporting Squad member. 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996

Eight times County (State) Team Member

Three times National Game Fair Champion 1991, 1993, 1994

Three Times Regional (Zone) Champion 1991, 1993, 1994

Upcoming Events

8:00 am 2020 Caribbean Classic @ Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports
2020 Caribbean Classic @ Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
2020 Caribbean Classic @ Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports | Vero Beach | Florida | United States
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Contact Us

Mick & Emma Howells
Club Managers


Open to The Public

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday:
9:00am - 5:00pm


5925 82nd Avenue,
Vero Beach, FL 32966

PO Box 691112,
Vero Beach, FL 32969