Michigan DNRE Offers Shooting Classes for Women Feb. 20 and March 8
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is offering an Introduction to Handgun Shooting class and an Introduction to Rifle Shooting class through the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Each three-hour class is designed especially for women to learn basic shooting skills from certified instructors in a safe and comfortable environment. Both classes take place at the Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress located at 49800 Dequindre Rd. in Utica.
The rifle class will take place on Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Instructors will discuss firearm safety, ammunition basics, shooting positions and firearms for recreational and sporting uses. Participants will handle unloaded firearms and become familiar with them. Participants can then practice live fire at the indoor range using a .22 rim-fire firearm under the supervision of certified instructors.
Participants ages 10 and older are welcome to attend the rifle class; however, minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The handgun class will take place March 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. Instructors will teach firearm safety, fundamentals of pistol shooting, ammunition basics and tips on purchasing a handgun. Several different firearms will be set up for handling under certified instructor supervision. This is a basic introductory to handgun shooting class and beginners are welcome. It is not the course required by law to obtain a concealed pistol license (CPL), but is a great class for those who are new to handgun shooting and may be interested in obtaining a CPL in the future. Participants will visit the on-site shooting range to practice shooting .22 caliber handguns.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age to attend the handgun class.
The registration deadlines are Feb. 17 and March 3 respectively. Register early; class sizes are limited to 24 participants. A $30 fee is due at the time of registration. Eye and ear protection will be provided. For registration forms and information on this and other BOW events, visit www.michigan.gov/bow, email dnr-outdoors-woman [at] michigan [dot] gov or call 517-241-2225.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, and accessible use and enjoyment of the state’s environment, natural resources, and related economic interests for current and future generations. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/dnre.