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  First Shots    

Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and hosted by independent shooting facilities, the program provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to shooting by qualified range operators and instructors that includes firearm safety, local ownership requirements, shooting fundamentals, hands-on instruction and how and where to continue. Designed for those brand new to shooting and firearms ownership. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy -- and, best of all, it's free. At a First Shots seminar, you'll receive: An educational introduction to the safe and recreational use of firearms A clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a firearm Individual and group training A rundown of shooting sports opportunities for all levels of interest A chance to give shooting a try! Participants must be at least 21 to attend alone or at least 14 with parent/gaurdian's direct supervision. This course does not qualify participants for permit to carry.

  Shooting & Archery Range Grant Workshop    

The purpose of the shooting sports grant program is to provide state cost sharing to eligible applicants for the creation of new and improvement of existing shooting/archery ranges and facilities. This workshop will give an overview of the grant program, describe eligible and ineligible projects, discuss the elements of an application and the evaluation of applications. Attendees will also receive a resource CD to assist in range development projects and drafting of grant applications.


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