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Workshops Aim to Improve Waterfowl, Upland Bird Hunting
Posted: 07/10/2012
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education Program is hosting three workshops to help hunters become more effective wing shooters using nontoxic shot.

Changing hunting behaviors will be a focal point of the Iowa Wingshooting Education Workshops, with an emphasis on increasing hunter confidence in using nontoxic shot and improving shotgun shooting skills, pattern-testing, estimating range and distance, and best loads and choke combinations for waterfowl and upland game bird hunting. Attendees will practice the skills they are taught.

Workshops are scheduled for July 14, at Butch Olofson Shooting Range, Polk City; July 21, at Highland Hideaway Hunting Club, Riverside; and August 25, at Shelby County Trap & Skeet Club, Harlan.

Participants can register for the day-long workshops online at There is no fee to attend. Participants must be 16 years of age or older, have completed the Iowa hunter education course and should bring their 12-guage or 20-guage shotgun. Lunch will be provided.