Effective Wingshooting Workshops

What you'll learn

  • Improving shotgun skills
  • Pattern-testing procedures
  • Best loads and choke combinations for waterfowl or upland gamebird hunting
  • Estimating range and distance
  • Game recovery strategies
  • Increasing harvest rates
  • Benefits of nontoxic shot
  • Matching nontoxic shot shells with appropriate shotguns and chokes.

Free steel practice shot and clay targets provided

We provide free 12- and 20-gauge nontoxic practice ammunition to participants. Besides being nontoxic, steel shot is the cheapest nontoxic shot, (many times cheaper than even lead), holds the tightest patterns and has the shortest shot strings. If you can learn to shoot steel shot effectively, you can be more effective with any other shot. We provide free clay targets, too.

What to bring

You must have some understanding of waterfowl or upland game bird hunting, shotgun shooting, chokes and ammunition.
Bring the following:

  • Your shotgun
  • Choke tubes (if applicable)
  • Any other nontoxic shotgun ammunition you'd like to pattern test
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Stool or chair
  • Snack, lunch and beverage.

Host a workshop

Would your club or organization like to host one of these free workshops for your members and the public? Contact the Hunter Education Coordinator’s office at 573-522-4115 to set up a workshop.

Ready to register? Check the events calendar below

Workshops are offered at various locations statewide throughout the year. Call 573-522-4115, ext. 3295 to find out when a workshop will be offered in your area.

Effective Wingshooting Events

Location: Duck Creek Conservation Area

Date: Oct 17, 2015 08:00 am - Oct 17, 2015 04:00 pm

(EXPERIENCED SHOTGUN HUNTERS AGE 15 AND UP) The wingshooting seasons are just right around the corner. Are you ready? This intermediate program is designed to elevate the skills and knowledge of seasoned hunters. Participants will hear from experts on current wounding loss, ballistic properties of non toxic shot, wingshooting, gun fit, and much more. Shooters will enjoy a full day of shooting FREE of charge. Participants must bring their own shotgun and chokes. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, please call the Southeast Regional Office at 573-290-5730. Reservations begin 7/22.

Reserve by Oct 08, 2015