Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DWR Offers Free Shooting Clinics May 1

Photo courtesy RaLynne Takeda, The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Salt Lake City -- Does learning how to shoot a shotgun at a target that’s sailing through the air sound like fun?

How about learning how to shoot a bow and arrow?

Or, have you wanted to shoot on a shooting range but you haven’t because you’re not sure what the rules are?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to attend one of the free clinics the Division of Wildlife Resources is offering on May 1.

The clinics will be held at the same time—from 9 a.m. until noon—so you’ll need to choose which clinic you want to attend. And you’ll want to register soon. Each clinic is limited to the first 20 people who register for it.

You can register by contacting RaLynne Takeda at (801) 538-4753 or .

The DWR will hold the free clinics at its Lee Kay Public Shooting Range in Salt Lake City. The range is at 6000 W. 2100 S.

DWR instructors will provide all the equipment you need. But if you have your own equipment, please bring it.

What you’ll learn
Depending on which clinic you attend, you’ll learn and do the following:

You’ll learn basic shotgun shooting techniques. Then you’ll get a chance to shoot at plenty of flying clay targets on the shotgun shooting range!

You’ll learn about various bows, arrows and the latest archery equipment. Then you’ll shoot arrows at a variety of targets.

Learn about shooting ranges
You’ll learn basic firearm safety, including how to identify and unload various types of firearms. You’ll also learn how shooting ranges operate and basic procedures to follow. Then you’ll get a chance to shoot on the range!

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