Johnson-Sauk Trail Youth/Women Wingshooting Clinic will be Saturday, Sept. 14 at Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area near Kewanee, sponsored by Illinois Department of Natural Resources andRock IslandandHenryCountychapters of Pheasants Forever.
The clinic is for young wingshooters (boys and girls) ages 10-15 years of age and women. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The clinic runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The professional wingshooting teachers are certified IDNR or National Sporting Clays Association wingshooting instructors. There is a registration fee of $10. All supplies including shotguns and ammunition are provided, as is lunch.
To make a reservation, call Bill Candler at (309) 848-0080 or (563) 726-3323 (space is limited to 24 students). This clinic is hands-on and includes extensive live fire at clay targets. There will also be a short classroom session on basic firearm safety and handling, firearm nomenclature, and hunter safety, which will be presented by an IDNR Certified Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor or a NSCA Certified Wingshooting Instructor.
More wingshooting programs can be found at http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/programs/wingshooting/WingshootingDates.htm