Nevada DOW Offers Muzzleloader Shooting Class

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will host an introductory muzzleloading class November 9 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. at the Clark County Shooting Range Education Center.

"More and more outdoorsmen are picking up muzzleloaders for hunting and target shooting, and this class is a great start for those who are looking for an additional challenge,” said Doug Nielsen, Conservation Education supervisor for NDOW. "Whether you hunt or just shoot at targets, muzzleloading is a fun challenge. I really enjoy it.

The muzzleloading class will have a brief lecture on the various types of muzzleloading rifles available today and their safety features. Techniques for loading and shooting will be practiced after the lecture. Participants can expect the class to last approximately three hours and they will have the opportunity to load and shoot a flintlock, percussion cap and modern day in-line rifle. The class also will include instruction on the proper cleaning and storage of muzzleloading firearms.
There is no charge for the class, however seating is limited and reservations are required. For information and registration contact Martin Olson at (702) 486-5127, ext. 3501.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a Federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear.  Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license.


Retired2hunt's picture

  A great opportunity to the


A great opportunity to the muzzleloading hunters of Nevada.  I like others had to learn by experience and mistake in order to become a proficient muzzleloading hunter.  The state of Nevada here has provided an opportunity in order to become a better hunter without that learning experience involved and the mistakes that go with it.  Great for Nevada and definitely a showcase opportunity for other states to follow!


hunter25's picture

This sounds like a great

This sounds like a great program and I think it's really good when the states themselves promote this sort of stuff. I have used a muzzleloader myself a fair amount in the past but I had to learn everything myself by reading everything I could find. I was a bit nervous at first the first time I pulled the trigger but it all worked out. The hardest part was actually learning how to get it all cleaned up properly.

numbnutz's picture

Sounds like it would be a fun

Sounds like it would be a fun class to attend. I have never messed with a muzzle loader but have recently wanted to try it. Oregon has some pretty strict rules when it come to the typ of smoke pole one can use but still sounds fun. If a class like this was avalible in Oregon I would like to be there for it. For a beginner like me it seems like great chance to learn something new. I would like to shoot an inline muzzle loader since I probably never would other wise since they are illegal to hunt with here in my state. Your muzzle loader needs to have an open ignition and your can only shoot soid lead bullets, and no sabots, no scopes either. Most of the hunts are in late NOV and that time of year it's raining almost every day so using an open ignition is a challenge.