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Give It A Shot This Fall

GON Outdoor Kids September 2020

GON Staff | August 31, 2020

Three years ago, WRD introduced their “Give It A Shot” program. Since that time, nearly 300 first time or novice shooters have been introduced to safe firearm or archery equipment handling and proper orientation with either pistols, rifles, shotguns or archery equipment. These classes are open to men and women age 12 years old and up and focus on those with little to no experience in operating a firearm or archery equipment. Upon completion, participants will understand, and can demonstrate, how to safely handle, operate, maintain and store a firearm or bow.

The Give It A Shot courses are designed to provide a hands-on introduction to a specific type of firearm or archery equipment. Each course is approximately three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols in the handgun class, a specific model of shotgun at a moving target in the shotgun class, a specific type of rifle with different sights at a stationary target in the rifle class or specialized archery equipment which is adjustable to almost every shooter in the archery class.

Students learn safe gun handling, parts and operation of the firearm, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, cleaning the firearms and are provided recommendations for continued opportunities for skill development. Archery students learn safety, operation, overview of equipment, shooting fundamentals and care of equipment.

Attendees will only use firearms or bows provided by WRD. Participants will not need or be able to use personal firearms at this event.

To view all the Give It A Shot programs, visit https://georgiawildlife.com/give-it-a-shot. Space is limited for all classes, and registration is required. If you do not currently have a “Customer Account” at GoOutdoorsGeorgia, you will need to create one prior to registering for a class.

Date Event Location Contact Phone
Aug. 29, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Floyd Co., Camp Sidney Dew 706.234.2393
Sept. 5, 2020 Give It A Shot Rifle Jeff Davis Co., Town Bluff Outdoor Heritage 229.869.7312
Sept. 5, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Marion Co., CFL Hilliard WMA 229.809.4927
Sept. 5-7, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Dade Co., Cloudland Canyon State Park 706.657.4050
Sept. 15, 2020 Give It A Shot Archery Putnam Co., Cedar Creek WMA Shooting Range 706.557.3298
Sept. 19, 2020 Give It A Shot Archery Ware Co., Laura S. Walker State Park 229.869.7312
Sept. 19, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event White Co., Buck Shoals WMA 470.316.7429
Sept. 19, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Jasper Co., Marben PFA 470.259.7269
Sept. 19, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Union Co., Winfield Scott Lake 706.745.6928
Sept. 26, 2020 Give It A Shot Shotgun Jasper Co., Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center 706.557.3298
Sept. 26, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Laurens Co., Hugh Gillis PFA 478.296.6192
Sept. 26, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Berrien Co., Paradise PFA 229.533.4792
Sept. 26, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Talbot Co., Big Lazer PFA 678.767.3058
Sept. 26, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event McDuffie Co., McDuffie PFA 706.595.1684
Sept. 26, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Bryan Co., Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery 912.346.9741
Sept. 26, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Evans Co., Evans Co. PFA 912.346.9269
Sept. 26, 2020 Kids’ Fishing Event Rabun Co., Tallulah River Campground 706.754.6221

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