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Banner Shooting Range Offers Programs for Beginner Shooting, Teal Hunting
Posted: 08/12/2014

The Banner Shooting Range has new programs and promotions planned for August and September. The Banner Shooting Range is at 13796 Elkhorn Street, north of Indianola. The phone number is 515-961-6408.

First Shots
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to offer two First Shots programs at Banner Shooting Range.

Banner Shooting Range will be hosting first shot programs on Aug. 21 – shotguns; and on Sept. 18 - rifles. Both programs are free to the public and a space can be reserved by visiting http://reservations1.usedirect.com/IowaWeb/Activities/SearchFilters.aspx. Under category, select Shooting Range Course to view and register for First Shots programs.

“When it comes to learning about shooting and firearms ownership, not knowing how or where to start can be an intimidating hurdle. First Shots is a great way to introduce first-time shooters to firearm safety and the shooting sports,” said Tyler Seuferer, chief range safety officer at the Banner Shooting Range.

Space is limited, so sign up today for a free spot at this exciting introductory firearms safety and shooting sports program.

Teal Hunting Informational Seminar/5-Stand
Come try your hand at shooting “crazy teal” on the 5-stand course and learn more about the upcoming new teal only hunting season.

DNR staff will be on hand from 5:00-7:30 p.m., on August 28, to provide information about how to scout for and identify teal, and offer some teal hunting basics. The range’s 5-stand course will be set to throw targets to simulate teal flight patterns so hunters can get some practice in prior to the season opening Sept. 6.

Hunting License Promotion
Purchase any Iowa DNR hunting license (annual, combo, or three-year) or a 2014 deer tag at Banner Shooting Range August 18-24, and receive one free hour of range time. License and/or tag privileges must be purchased on site at Banner Shooting Range in order to qualify for the free hour of range time.

For more information, contact Tyler Seuferer, Chief Range Safety Officer, Banner Shooting Range, 515-961-6408.





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