East Central Illinois Youth and Women Wingshooting Clinic on Sept. 6-7
FISHER, IL – Youth and women can learn shotgun shooting skills at a free wingshooting clinic on Sept. 6-7 at the Capel Farm near Fisher in central Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Conservation Foundation and primary supporters including Friends of the NRA, Champaign County Pheasants Forever, Piatt County Pheasants Forever and Midwest Pottyhouse are sponsoring the wingshooting clinic for beginning shotgun shooters at Capel Farm, located one mile south of Fisher on CR 2900 N.
The clinic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7, with registration limited to women and young wingshooters (minimum age 11). The clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. both days. The professional wingshooting teachers are certified National Sporting Clays Association wingshooting instructors. There is no charge, and all supplies including shotguns and ammunition are provided, including lunch. Co-sponsor members are supplying the manpower and the funding for both sessions.
To make a reservation, please visit the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov
and navigate to “Wingshooting Clinic Calendar.” Spaces are still available for women and children on both days. This clinic is hands-on and includes extensive live fire at clay targets. There will also be a short classroom session each day on basic firearm safety and handling, firearm nomenclature, and hunter safety which will be presented by an IDNR Certified Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor. This is basic classroom hunter safety and does not satisfy the Illinois Hunter Education Requirement. Certification in Hunter Safety is not required to attend this clinic.