Rhode Island DEM to Offer "Women's Day at the Range" on May 19

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The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife will offer a "Women's Day at the Range" on Saturday, May 19 at the Great Swamp Shooting Range in West Kingston. The free event is designed to introduce women to the world of shooting sports. Participants will discover a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends while testing their skills with shotguns, handguns, rifles, and bow and arrow. This fun- filled and educational day is designed for participants of all skill levels. No prior experience is necessary.

All firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided along with one-on-one instruction from DEM's range safety officers and hunter education instructors. Range permit requirements will be waived for the duration of the event. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Men are also welcome to participate.

Participants are advised to dress appropriately for anticipated weather conditions on the day of the event. Comfortable clothing that allows free movement of your arms and shoulders is suggested. Closed toe shoes are required.

The Great Swamp Shooting Range is located at 277 Great Neck Road in West Kingston. Participants can shoot any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A rain date has been set for Sunday, May 20.

For more information, call the hunter education office at 783-2304.