Learn To Shoot And Safely Handle Weapons

WRD's "Give It A Shot" program offers classes at WMA shooting ranges.

DNR Press Release | January 22, 2020

Little to no experience operating a firearm or bow? Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources has a great opportunity for you with several upcoming “Give It A Shot” classes, according to DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

The free classes will be held at public shooting ranges located at West Point, Wilson Shoals and Cedar Creek WMAs. Each beginner class will specialize in instruction for a particular weapon—either shotgun, handgun, rifle or archery.

These classes are open to men and women age 12 years old and up, and instruction will 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.

Here’s the lineup of upcoming “Give It A Shot” Classes:

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

For more information about the Give It A Shot program and to register for a class, visit Be sure to register soon, as space is limited for all classes. Registration is required. If you do not currently have a “Customer Account” at GoOutdoorsGeorgia, you will need to create one prior to registering for the class.

For more information about Georgia shooting ranges including range hours and directions, visit

Cedar Creek WMA shooting range is located near Eatonton on the Oconee National Forest.

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