Clinic open to anyone 12 or older; pre-registration required
PRATT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will conduct a basic wing-shooting clinic at the Pratt Gun Club this July. The course will include four sessions conducted on Tuesday evenings beginning July 14 and is open to anyone age 12 or older. The course is designed for beginning shotgun shooters and will provide instruction from the very basic to more advanced techniques.

Each session will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Session 1 will cover basic safety, proper shotgun fit, stance, and live fire at incoming and outgoing targets. Session 2, on July 21, will introduce techniques needed to hit targets at various angles and distances. Session 3, on July 28, will introduce more difficult targets, such as hard-crossers, rabbit, and odd-trajectory targets. Session 4 will complete the clinic on Aug. 4 by presenting targets in wing-shooting situations.

The clinic will cost $25 for all four sessions, payable at Session 1. Guns, ammo, targets, and eye and ear protection will be provided. It is anticipated that each student will fire two to four boxes of 20 gauge ammunition per session, or 50-100 rounds. Only KDWP guns and ammunition will be allowed on the range.
Because the class size is limited to 12, pre-registration is required. Phone the KDWP Hunter Education Section at 620-672-5911 to register.