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Grouse Hunting, Sporting Clays classes offered through Outdoor Adventure program

Aug. 14, 2018

Man shooting sporting clays from boat

Fall means game bird hunting for many in the Northwoods and Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure program is offering two new classes to help hunters experience more success in the field.

How to Find and Hunt Grouse will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Fieldside Center on the Nicolet Campus.

Dog with limit of grouseTopics in this introductory class will include the best places to find grouse, what to look for in grouse habitat, hunting with and without a dog, and staying safe in the woods. Gun handling; gun, shot, and choke selection; and shooting techniques will also be covered. Cost is $20.

This will be followed two weeks later with Introduction to Sporting Clays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Harshaw Sport Club, 10047 Rocky Run Road, Harshaw.

Participants will have the opportunity to dial in their aim in this class held one week prior to the opening of grouse hunting season.

Instructors will share shooting tips and work with participants one-on-one and in small groups. The class will start with each individual shooting 25 clays on the Trap Range, where the clays fly straight away, before moving to the Sporting Clays Course. Here, instructors will take small groups of three to four students through the 11-station, 50-clay course where the clays fly all different directions and at varying speeds. Participants must have a semi-automatic, double-barrel, or pump shotgun. Participants also need to bring eye protection, ear plugs, and at least 75 shells to the start of class. Cost is $50.

For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure Coordinator Terry Rutlin at (715) 365-4681 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4681.

To register for either or both classes, call Nicolet at (715) 365-4544 or 1-800-544. 3039, ext. 4544.