View Full Version : Clay pigeons - do they decompose?

February 7, 2002, 01:36 AM
Just wondering if standard clay pigeons break down or will there always be chunks of pigeons on my property. Reason I ask is that I want to shoot on my own property and don't want to have a long term mess....

- mak

February 7, 2002, 01:50 AM
I believe you can buy clays that are made of limestone and those will break down.

Dave McC
February 7, 2002, 06:16 AM
Yes. So do the wads, a couple years of sun and rain reduce both to inoffensive compounds....

February 7, 2002, 09:59 AM
Normal clay targets are made of pitch and take a LOOOOng time to break down. They are also toxic to hogs! Hogs apparently find them very tasty and will eat the chips like fritos, only they are toxic!

Try this company for Biodegradable clays:

Cabot's Envirosafe Clay Targets
2968 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-6554

Sorry they do not appear to have a website that I can find:rolleyes:

February 7, 2002, 10:03 AM
In my search for more info I happened upon this website: