If you’re not an educator getting in our GSL Defense Training’s free teacher class that weekend, here’s an outstanding opportunity to learn how to not only shoot shotguns but to hit what you’re shooting at, too.  Ladies, do you want to outshoot your husband?  Wanna give your teenager an opportunity to excel at a fun and safe sport?  And maybe even put it to work hunting?

Not only do we endorse this event, but we support it with well over $1000 in both direct funding and in-kind advertising to our members and friends.  We’ve done it.  It’s a GREAT experience.  They provide the shotguns and the recoil is very mild and controllable, even for pre-teens.

Here’s your chance.

Although spaces are filling up fast, there’s still time to enroll in the Introductory Wingshooting Clinic on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, at Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area near Collison, Ill. Pre-registration is required, so if you or someone you know would like to learn the art of shooting clay targets, sign up now!

The clinic is open to male and female shooters who are beginner or novice level and 10 years of age and older. Instructors certified by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and/or the National Sporting Clays Association will teach attendees the basics of safe shotgun handling and how to hit flying targets, skills that can be applied in the sports of hunting, skeet, trap and sporting clays shooting. Shotguns, shells, eye and ear protection and lunch will be provided. Sponsors include IDNR, the Illinois Conservation Foundation, Champaign County Pheasants Forever, Vermilion County Pheasants Forever, Guns Save Life and Gordon Farms Seed Company of Penfield, Ill.

For information about the clinic, contact IDNR Lead Instructor Terry Doyle at 815-258-8474; tdoyle2@msn.com. To access a list of all the IDNR wingshooting clinics, and online registration materials, visit https://dnr2.illinois.gov/WingshootingClinics.

You can help us promote the wingshooting clinic, and fill the remaining slots, by posting the attached flyer where hunters and shooters are likely to see it. Thanks for your help!

Darrell Smith, Secretary
Champaign County Pheasants Forever



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  1. I took the Wingshooting clinic some years ago near Springfield. It was a great experience. It cost me more than the $30 registration fee though. I ended up buying a Beretta A400 shotgun afterwards. That set me back almost $2000. But I can shoot a hundred plus rounds and not have a sore jaw and shoulder that my Rem 870 gave me.

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