on Jan 23, 2012 08:52 AM • Views 2552
Media Contact: Kimberly Burge, Wildlife Education Specialist
919-707-0204
kimberly.burge@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2012) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in cooperation with the Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School, will hold a free Shooting Sports 101 clinic at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education on Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m.

There will be a learning session taught in an auditorium, but with no live firing practice.

“This free clinic is ideal for anyone wanting to take up sporting clay competition or hunters who want to improve their skills,” said Kelsey Obernuefemann, a wildlife education specialist with the Wildlife Commission. “While participants will not be firing live rounds, the educational and safety components of the clinic will benefit everyone who attends.”

Experienced staff from the Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School will provide instruction on safety, equipment, ammo and firearms, as well as the various types of shooting sports, including trap, skeet and sporting clays. The school, located in Sanford, is rated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a four-star range.

The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is one of four learning facilities operated by the Wildlife Commission. The center is located on the first floor of the Wildlife Commission headquarters at 1751 Varsity Drive on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. Interactive exhibits at the center highlight Piedmont wildlife species and habitats.

For more information, go to http://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/EducationCenters/Centennial.aspx or contact Kimberly Burge, Wildlife Education Specialist at 919-707-0204 or kimberly.burge@ncwildlife.org.