Curious about recreational target shooting or hunting waterfowl, pheasant, or other birds, but don't have anyone to teach you?
Come join Learn to Hunt and the National Wild Turkey Federation this summer at the Rose Lake Shooting Range!
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources kindly opened the range to our program on evenings closed to the public. These events are FREE and feature a safety briefing, hands-on range time with mentored instruction, and a firearm cleaning demonstration.
You do not need to have passed hunter safety to participate.
These events are open to any new shooter or hunter aged 18 or older and all equipment is provided. Please bring a drink and weather - appropriate clothing for the outdoors. A hat and sunglasses are recommended.
Contact Steve Sharp (email and phone listed on the flyer) to register for a spot. Spots are assigned first-come, first-served.
Spring is here; get outside and try a birding tour led by Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff and volunteers from Ducks Unlimited and the Audubon Clubs!
For anyone registered for the Middleville area turkey hunt (May 5-6), the optional scouting day and optional range day sessions have been determined. Please email the program coordinator for dates, times, and locations at email@example.com
The optional scouting day session of the program gives participants the opportunity to learn about turkey sign from program mentors, close to their hunting locations in May. Students and program mentors will walk the woods to learn what to look for and proper places to set up for a hunt.
The optional range day session is offered for any participant who is unfamiliar with shotguns. Since there will be limited time to practice before the hunts in May, I would encourage any person who isn't 100% comfortable operating a firearm to attend if able. A variety of shotguns will be available for students to shoot from different positions.
I am pleased to announce that there will be three options for our Learn to Hunt Wild Turkey programs this spring throughout Michigan! Join us May 5th and 6th in Escanaba, May 12th and 13th in Middleville, or May 19th and 20th in Bellevue/Olivet.
These programs are designed for any new or novice hunter (aged 18 or older), interested in learning basic skills (such as turkey behavior, turkey calling, proper equipment, scouting, and processing) and hunting with an experienced mentor. The cost is $50 and includes a National Wild Turkey Federation membership and a $25 gift card to Bass Pro Shops. Equipment is available for rental if needed and no previous experience is required. Spaces are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and spots are filling up quickly!
For more details or if you are interested in a program flyer, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org