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Wingshooting Clinic Scheduled for the World Shooting and Recreational Complex

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACTS:
Chris Young
217-557-1240
Wingshooting Clinic Scheduled for the World Shooting and Recreational Complex
Opportunity to Learn Shotgun Shooting Safety & Skills Clinic Scheduled for May 17-18
SPRINGFIELD, IL � The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Friends of the World Shooting and Recreational Complex, and the Randolph County Cutters and Strutters are sponsoring a wingshooting clinic for youth and women on May 17-18 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC) in Sparta, IL (Randolph County).

The WSRC Youth/Women�s Wingshooting Clinic is an introductory clinic designed for boys, girls and women interested in learning to shoot or improving their ability to shoot a shotgun at a moving target.  Typically, on Saturday boys and girls in the 10-15 ages group participate, while women of any age, as well as girls 10 years and older, participate on Sunday.  However, young shotgun shooters can be accommodated on Sunday and women shotgun shooters can be accommodated on Saturday if they have scheduling conflicts with the typical days.  Because there are several co-sponsors, this youth/women�s clinic is provided at no cost to participants.

Youth/Women�s wingshooting clinics are about learning to safely shoot a shotgun at a moving target with reasonable reliability.  The clinic starts with a shotgun safety presentation at 9 a.m. followed by a short small group hands-on shotgun orientation session with each group�s wingshooting instructor.  The remainder of the morning and part of the afternoon is spent in the field shooting clay targets until about 3:30 p.m.  Shotguns and shotshells are provided.  Not only do the participants learn to safely handle and shoot a shotgun, but they learn that being skilled at shooting clay targets is a lot of fun.

This clinic is taught by instructors certified by the IDNR and the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA).  The participant-to-instructor ratio is four to one.  Typically participants are grouped with others of similar shooting ability.   

Advanced registration is required.  Registration forms for the WSRC Wingshooting Clinic can be accessed at http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/programs/wingshooting/WingshootingDates.htm   Click on the date you plan to attend to access the appropriate forms.  Follow the instructions on the forms.
 
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