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 would 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 Education Outreach Coordinator at 573-522-4115, ext. 3295 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

Register by August 23

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Would you like to improve your wing shooting skills using non-toxic shot? Join us in learning the proper way to select the best ammunition and choke combination for different migratory and upland game bird hunting. We will also discuss how to judge distances and properly pattern your shotgun. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided however you are encouraged to bring your own shotgun and chokes if they are approved for use with nontoxic shot. For more information on the nontoxic shot regulations you can visit https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/regulations/nontoxic-shot-r...

Register by September 2

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Would you like to improve your wing shooting skills using non-toxic shot? Join us in learning the proper way to select the best ammunition and choke combination for different migratory and upland game bird hunting. We will also discuss how to judge distances and properly pattern your shotgun. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided however you are encouraged to bring your own shotgun and chokes if they are approved for use with nontoxic shot.