Nevada DOW to Offer Beginning Shotgun Class

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will host an introductory shotgun class Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Clark County Shooting Range Shotgun Center.

Participants can expect a brief lecture on safety considerations, the rules of safe gun handling and techniques for shooting trap.

Following the classroom discussion, participants will have the opportunity to shoot clay targets using 20-gauge shotguns. Students will learn the proper shooting stance and become familiar with the rules of range etiquette that shooters need to know before they participate in trap shooting. In addition, students will learn the various shotgun types and their differences, loads and styles of shotgun shooting.  The class also will include instruction in the proper cleaning and storage of shotguns.

There is no charge for the class and all ammunition and shotguns are provided, however, space is limited so reservations are required. For more information and registration contact Martin Olson at (702) 486-5127 x 3501.

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hunter25's picture

I think this is a great

I think this is a great opportunity and program. I have used a shotgun a fair amount but know I could do far better with a little instruction. The fact that this class is free and you don't have to supply anything is unbelievable and something anyone should take advantage of even if they have used a shotgun before, I know I would be in it if I lived there. Good job to Nevada and other states like this that are doing everything they can to get people involved and into the sport. The little bit of money spent here could bring decades of rewards back to the states.

Ca_Vermonster's picture

Verry cool opportunity to get

Verry cool opportunity to get people out there and learn the shooting sports.  I can't think of a more fun way to do it other than maybe plinking cans with a .22.  However, everyone loves to shoot skeet every once in awhile.  Throw in there that fact that it's free, and it's a great deal.

We have to keep trying to get people involved in our shooting and hunting sports, to keep our numbers strong.  Good step in the right direction by Nevada!