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Tuesday, April 24 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sporting Clays Noise Level Methodology Verification of Four Stations

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An emerging outdoor activity is sporting clays shooting. Many current ranges meet safety and noise level acceptable standards. However, the data does not meet professional standards.  In January 2018 a request was made to test a sporting clays site. The purpose of this paper is to document noise levels, to use professional equipment, and to verify methodology.  Shooting stations were examined on two days (sample size: 170 shots).  Pairwise comparisons were made and verified. Mean noise level was μ = 60.9 dBA (σ = 6.40 dBA).  The loudest group of 4 stations closest to the closest home was significantly greater than the other 11 stations (μ = 63.7 dBA (σ = 6.66 dBA)).  This group is well below OSHA and International Standards Organization (ISO). Recommendations were made to reduce noise levels in the interest of community relations.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Sherrill Center Concourse