DNR Offers Shotgun Shooting Class for Women on May 22 in Utica

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The Department of Natural Resources is offering an Introduction to Shotgun Shooting class through the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program on Sunday, May 22. The class is designed especially for women to learn basic shotgun shooting skills from certified instructors in a safe and comfortable environment.

The class will take place from 2 to 6 p.m at the Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress in Utica. Instructors will discuss firearm safety, ammunition basics, shooting techniques, determining the dominant eye, proper stance and firearm fit. Participants can then practice their skills on site with trap and skeet shooting.

The Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress located at 49800 Dequindre Rd. in Utica.

The registration deadline is May 12. Register early; class sizes are limited to 24 participants. A $30 fee is due at the time of registration. This fee includes instruction, both classroom and range time, and ammunition. Shotguns are available for your use, or you may bring your own. Only 20-gauge ammunition will be provided. Eye and ear protection will also 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.

BOW is a noncompetitive program for women, in which each individual is encouraged to learn at her own pace. The emphasis is on the enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of outdoor activities, and sharing in the success of one another.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.