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Introductory wingshooting clinic

5/14/2022 5/14/2022
10 a.m.
Introductory wingshooting clinic at the Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area in Will County, designed for boys and girls 10 years and older and adults who are interested in learning to shoot or improving their ability to shoot a shotgun at moving clay targets.

The clinic will begin with a shotgun safety presentation at 10 a.m., followed by a short, small-group, hands-on shotgun orientation session with each group’s wingshooting instructor. Clinics are taught by instructors certified by the IDNR or the National Sporting Clays Association. The participant-to-instructor ratio is four to one.

Advanced registration is required. Forms can be found online at https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/recreation/wingshooting/Pages/default.aspx. Click on the calendar button and look for the date to access the registration forms. Follow the instructions on the forms.

Lunch is provided. The afternoon is spent in the field shooting clay targets until about 4 p.m. Not only do the participants learn to safely handle and shoot a shotgun, they learn that being skilled at shooting clay targets is a lot of fun.

Event Type: 
Wingshooting Event
DNR Region(s): 
Leaflet | OSM
DNR Park: 
Des Plaines
28163 N. River Road
City, State ZIP: 
Wilmington IL 60481
28163 N. River Road Wilmington IL 60481
Contact person/email: 
Sheldon Fairfield / sheldon.fairfield@illinois.gov
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