The media has picked up heavily on President Barack Obama’s admission that “we do skeet shooting all the time at Camp David.” But he’s certainly not the first president to take down clay pigeons at the shooting range on the retreat site.

The blog “About Camp David” a few years ago pulled together a post with historical photos and information about past presidents skeet shooting at the site in Maryland as well as other shooting ranges.

Camp David Skeet Shooting Past Presidents

Satellite view of Camp David’s skeet range at 39°38’41″N 77°28’9″W. (Image: Google Earth)

“Many presidents and their guests have enjoyed practicing their skills shooting clay birds on the skeet range over the years,” the blogger wrote.  ”This 1970 newspaper article describes a visit to Camp David by an “exuberant” 21-year old Prince Charles who ‘easily bested’ David Eisenhower at skeet shooting, one of his favorite sports.”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower is referenced as hitting 20 out of 25 targets when at his best.

Camp David Skeet Shooting Past Presidents

Eisenhower practicing shooting at a lodge in Aspen. (Photo: AboutCampDavid)

President John F. Kennedy took part in the sport as well at Camp David.

Camp David Skeet Shooting Past Presidents

(Image: AboutCampDavid)

You can see first lady Jacqueline Kennedy shooting skeet in this video:

The Fords are pictured below shooting in a 1974 visit to Camp David.

Camp David Skeet Shooting Past Presidents

(Image: AboutCampDavid)

Here’s another video from the blog showing presidents at the skeet range:

A Los Angeles Times article reported Jimmy Carter’s former press secretary Jody Powell recalling during 1978 peace talks at Camp David there that was ”shooting skeet with the Egyptian and Israeli security guys.”

Read more about skeet shooting at Camp David by former presidents on the About Camp David blog here.