Mississippi DWFP Offers Free Lessons With John Satterwhite

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Would you consider improving your bass fishing skills if you could have free one-on-one lessons from Paul Elias? Could you find time to get on the links for free personal golf instruction by Tiger Woods? Well try this, John Satterwhite, a four-time United States Shotgun Champion and world champion shotgun shooter is now offering shooting lessons, free of charge, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

A native Mississippian, John has traveled across the world coaching Olympic teams and performing exhibition shooting events. Now he is associated with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and is offering his lifetime of shooting experience free during seminars to take place at the Turcotte Education and Shooting Center off Highway 43 near the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

These one-day seminars will cover basic shotgun nomenclature, shot size selection, sighting, trigger pull, how to determine lead, stock fit, follow-through, and much, much more. And the price of the seminar is free, however pre-registration is required. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

"These classes will be split into beginner and advanced, to fit the greatest needs of the class as a whole," said Satterwhite. "We will host the seminars as often as public demand exists. Currently we will offer advanced instruction for sporting clays, as well as in-season game such as duck and dove."

Beginner classes will promote the basics of shotgun shooting and what happens to the shot when it leaves the barrel. Participants are encouraged to bring their shotgun or use one available at the seminar. Loaner guns will be available for all shooters but persons are strongly encouraged to bring their own – unloaded and cased.

"John is a great shotgun instructor and has operated shooting schools for almost 30 years," said Turcotte Range Master Jim Brown. "To have a man with his ability and reputation on staff is truly exciting. Classes will fill quickly so we will have to register people on a first call basis."

The first beginner class was January 31, 2009. Pre-registration is required. Classes will begin at 8:30 – 2:30. Water, soft drinks and light snacks will be provided.

For more information, and to register for a class, contact John at 601-432-2062 or 407-414-4264 (cell).