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Shotgun Shooting Classes
MDWFP's Marksmanship Program will be hosting shotgun classes on selected Saturdays throughout 2014. These intermediate and advanced classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish at approximately 1:00 p.m. They are hosted through the cooperation of local gun clubs and a grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. These "free of charge" classes are only open to the citizens of the state of Mississippi. The students' shot shells, clay targets, instruction, safety glasses, hearing, and eye protection will be provided along with a shotgun if you don't have one. You may bring your own shotgun or use one of the school's firearms.

The classes are designed to offer shooting techniques to the hunter that would not normally be taught in our basic Hunter Education classes. Please understand that these classes assume the student has attended the Hunter Education class, and is physically competent to handle a firearm.

Intermediate Shotgunning
This class covers gauge identification, pattern, choke, shot size and application, gun mount, Dominant eye, monocular vs. binocular vision, basic interception techniques, firearms etiquette, and range rules.

Advanced Shotgunning
The following subjects will be covered in depth: gun fit, advanced interception methods, natural point of aim, strong and weak side coverage, the swing, proper sight picture for hunting, Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays.

To register for a class, please call the Turcotte Office at 601-859-3421 or by emailing ruthp@mdwfp.state.ms.us.  Classes are limited to 15 people per class.

All classes will be taught at the Turcotte Education & Shooting Facilty (506 Highway 43 South, Canton, MS 39046) unless otherwise noted.



Mississippi Marksmanship Class Schedule

A new schedule for shotgun classes will be posted soon.

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